Indonesia is ranked fourth in the footwear production with 1.4 billion pairs produced in financial year 2018. China, followed by India and Vietnam are the three largest shoes producer in the world.
The footwear production also accounts for 4.6 per cent of the country’s global production. The growing footwear sector greatly contributes to the Indonesia’s economy. The total export revenue generated was up by 4.13 percent from US $ 4.91 billion in FY’2017 compared to US $ 5.11 billion in FY’2018.
Indonesian footwear industry consists a total of 18,687 of footwear factories, consisting of 18,091 small-scale businesses, 144 medium-scale businesses, and 155 large-scale businesses.
Gati Wibawaningsih, Director General of Small, Medium and Various Industries at the Industry Ministry informed, “Footwear industry employs about 795,000 workers. Also, as shoe consumers, we also rank fourth with 886 million pairs of footwear.”
The Government also plays an important role in the development of the sector through Indonesia Footwear Creative Competition (IFCC) to provide opportunities for the younger generation to develop small to medium scale businesses. “IFCC is a 3-in-1 creative footwear competition covering design, photography, and videography,” explained Gati.
The event is initiated by the Indonesian Footwear Industry Development Center (BPIP) under the Directorate General of Small, Medium and Various Industries at the Industry Ministry. Located in Sidoarjo, East Java, BPIP also provides services regarding training of human resources, knowledge, and technology in the footwear industry.
The country expects to increase footwear exports from US $ 6.5 billion in 2019 to US $ 10 billion within the next four years.
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