The number of footwear industries in the country is 18,687 now—18,091 small-scale businesses, 144 medium-scale businesses and 155 large-scale businesses, she said.
These footwear businesses employ 795,000, according to a news agency report.
Indonesia’s export of footwear also increased by 4.13 per cent from $4.91 billion in 2017 to $5.11 billion in 2018, according to industry minister Airlangga Hartarto. He was optimistic the figure could rise from $6.5 billion in 2019 to $10 billion in the next four years. (DS)