Footwear im­ports are on the high in In­done­sia

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The agency uses data re­leased by the In­done­sian Footwear As­so­ci­a­tion (Aprisindo) show­ing that footwear im­ports into In­done­sia rose by 17% in 2016, while over the past two years ex­ports of footwear prod­ucts were recorded in the range of only 3% - 4%.The same source in­di­cates that in the first quar­ter of 2017 footwear im­ports into In­done­sia in­creased by 22% com­pared to sim­i­lar pe­riod in 2016. Most of these are orig­i­nated from China, the main footwear pro­ducer, with a share of 59.1% ac­cord­ing to the 2016 edi­tion of the World Footwear Year­book.eddy Wid­ja­narko, Chair­man of Aprisindo, con­firmed that In­done­sia’s footwear trade bal­ance still presents a ma­jor sur­plus. How­ever, the re­cent im­port-ex­port fig­ures are con­cern­ing the au­thor­i­ties in Vietnam as they might in­di­cate that the coun­try might be los­ing mo­men­tum when com­pared to com­peti­tors in re­gion, such as­cord­ing to the World Footwear Year­book, in 2015 Vietnam was the 3rd largest pro­ducer with a world­wide share of 5.0% (cor­re­spond­ing to 1.14 bil­lion pairs of shoes), fol­lowed by In­done­sia withy a 4.4% share (1 bil­lion pairs).

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