About Developing Country Sourcing Reports
For buyers looking to source from beyond Greater China — Vietnam, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines — we offer you the Developing Country Sourcing Reports.
These 'Rest of Asia' reports provide new verified suppliers who may complement or provide alternatives to your current sources.
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Below is a list of all available Developing Country Sourcing Reports. Click on your preferred title in each industry for more information and to order.
|Baby & Children's Products | Fashion Accessories | Garments & Textiles | Gifts & Premiums | Hardware & DIY | Home Products|
|Baby & Children's Products|
The baby and children’s wear and fashion accessories industry in Vietnam continues to benefit from strong demand generated by conventional overseas markets.
Burgeoning demand for environment-friendly products worldwide is pushing the fashion bags industry in Nepal to increasingly offer models incorporating sustainable natural materials.
Despite recording slower growth in 2012-13, the fashion accessories industry is forecast to enjoy sustained development in the coming years because of strong demand for costume jewelry and leather products.
Growing demand for models made of sustainable and environment-friendly materials is driving the growth of the footwear industry in Nepal.
The fashion accessories industry in Nepal has been showing gradual growth in recent years. It is nonetheless hampered by several difficulties that threaten to slow progress or reverse gains achieved thus far.
Low labor cost is pushing the development of Vietnam’s bags industry as an increasing number of suppliers with manufacturing facilities in China transfer production to more economical locations in Asia.
Remarkable growth highlights the development of the fashion bags industry in Indonesia. Exports in recent years have risen significantly as a result of burgeoning demand from established and emerging markets.
Indonesia's fashion jewelry and accessories industry has been exhibiting continued growth in annual exports over the past three years. The development is driven by revitalized demand from major markets such as the US, which is gradually recovering from the global economic crisis.
Exports of footwear from India remain strong in light of the generally improving global economy and the emergence of new overseas markets. These developments are expected to solidify further the country’s distinction as the world’s second-biggest producer in the line.
Exports of footwear made in Vietnam have been steadily increasing in recent years as a result of sustained investment from well-known labels. Working with local subcontractors, these large shoe companies consider Vietnam a cost-effective sourcing center because of low labor expenditure and strong OEM capability.
Increasing demand from traditional and new export markets is driving the fashion accessories industry in Vietnam. The sector has registered dramatic growth in terms of revenue over the past two years and is expected to sustain its solid performance in coming months.
A sense of guarded optimism prevails over the fashion accessories industry in Indonesia. Although exports are forecast to increase this year, many companies anticipate foreign income to be affected by the growing instability in the EU as a result of the sovereign debt crisis.
The development of Indonesia’s footwear industry remains robust as foreign investors increasingly set up factories in the country.
Because manpower cost in Indonesia is comparatively lower than those in other emerging economies, many overseas-based manufacturers are establishing facilities in the country to augment production at home. Several prominent brands now operate locally, including Nike and Adidas.
Buoyed by the improving business climate in key overseas markets, the fashion jewelry and accessories industry in the Philippines is expecting enhanced short-term export performance.
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|Garments & Textiles|
Although confronted by several challenges stemming from infrastructural and technological limitations, the garments industry in Myanmar is facing bright prospects over the coming year.
Steadily growing demand from conventional markets is driving unprecedented growth in Cambodia’s garments industry. Exports last year amounted to the highest recorded in terms of value.
Surging demand from traditional markets is driving the growth of the garments industry in the Philippines. Exports in recent years have been gradually expanding as a result of the recovery of the US market from the global financial slowdown. In addition, the sector is seen to gain momentum in the EU as the association and the Philippines have started discussions to smoothen trade further.
Garment and textile suppliers in India are exploring ways to prop up foreign revenue after exports in the 2012- 2013 fiscal year dropped significantly because of unsteady sales in traditional markets.
Exports of garments from Indonesia continue to rise in light of the resurgence of demand from major markets.
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|Gifts & Premiums|
Revitalized demand from traditional markets in the West is driving the growth of the gifts and premiums industry in India. Over the past three years, revenue from product segments comprising the sector has been steadily rising largely because of improving economic conditions in these destinations.
The handicrafts and gifts industry in Nepal is enjoying steady growth as demand from emerging economies continues to boost sales...
Assistance from the government and various industry-related development organizations is facilitating the growth of the gifts and packaging sector in Vietnam.
The Philippines' gift packaging industry is facing a number of challenges that are adversely affecting exports.
A number of such obstacles are rooted in the global economic crisis, the effects of which are still being felt in major overseas markets. Because of these factors, foreign revenue has been fluctuating in recent years. In addition many suppliers expect growth to remain flat over the coming year.
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|Hardware & DIY|
Social and economic reforms instituted by the government are driving the growth of the wooden flooring and decking industry in Myanmar. Although exports remain low, suppliers generally forecast outbound shipments to surge in the next few years as trade restrictions imposed locally and overseas are lifted.
The furniture industry in the Philippines anticipates favorable prospects in the coming year as the recovery of the US economy results in burgeoning demand.
The wicker baskets industry in Vietnam is adopting strategies to boost the management of raw materials and design capability of suppliers.
The home furnishings industry in Vietnam is enjoying stable development stemming from healthy overseas demand, and government and international support. Exports in recent years have been progressively improving, and the sector expects to maintain its progress over the short term.
The recovery of the US economy and domestic suppliers’ widening market reach in alternative destinations are pushing the growth of the lawn and garden industry in Vietnam.
Stringent policies concerning the use of locally sourced wood are prompting the indoor furniture sector in Indonesia to adopt only legally obtained raw materials.
Years of economic sanctions and ineffective management have pushed Myanmar's furniture industry to severe underdevelopment. Unable to keep profitability up as a result of these difficulties, many suppliers have stopped exporting or shut down altogether in recent years.
Renewed demand from key overseas markets is resulting in steady growth for the Philippines' holiday decor and gifts industry.
Although it continues to maintain its status as one of the leading export earners for Vietnam's handicrafts sector, the ceramics industry is facing decelerating growth due to sluggish demand.
Revitalized demand from traditional markets and growing popularity in new overseas destinations are pushing the wooden and wicker furniture industry to become one of Vietnam’s most important export sectors.
Rising demand for models made of natural materials is driving the growth of the wicker basket industry in the Philippines. Exports have seen significant increases since 2009 as key markets started recovering from the global economic crisis.
The home furnishings industry in Vietnam is actively pursuing alternative export destinations in light of sluggish growth in conventional markets. Suppliers are expanding their clientele in locations such as the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region, where demand is surging particularly for upscale models.
Revitalized demand for wooden pieces is propelling the indoor and outdoor furniture industry in India. After suffering from sluggish exports over the past half-decade as a result of the global economic crisis, the sector exhibited strong recovery last fiscal year.
Manufacturers of home and garden decor in Vietnam are adopting various strategies meant to sustain profitability in a highly competitive global market. Suppliers are enhancing their design capability by employing stylists with extensive knowledge of product aesthetics popular in major overseas destinations such as the US and the EU.
Environment-friendliness is the buzzword prevailing over the wooden furniture and lighting industry in the Philippines. Suppliers are implementing steps to ensure that products and manufacturing processes meet growing buyer demand for goods that do not adversely affect nature.
Efforts aimed at improving supplier capability are propelling the home furnishings and textiles industry in India. Companies are increasingly adopting new manufacturing- and marketing-related strategies seen to ensure brisk sales.
The table and dinnerware industry in Vietnam faces a crucial challenge as a shortage of important raw materials affects suppliers' competitiveness.
Escalating demand for components such as bamboo and wood is one of the main reasons for the low supply.
Propelled by broad experience and a number of other competitive advantages, the lacquerware industry in Vietnam has developed to become one of the most important in the world.
Ready availability of raw materials and extensive experience in design are some of the competitive advantages being enjoyed by the kitchenware industry in India.
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