About Developing Country Sourcing Reports
For buyers looking to source from beyond Greater China — Vietnam, India, Cambodia, 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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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.
The silver jewelry industry in Indonesia benefits from a long manufacturing history and a solid infrastructure for raw material supply.
Jewelry makers in the country have been specializing in silver items for many years and exporting to key markets around the globe.
Cambodia's fashion bags industry is supported by a number of factors that help it remain viable despite its low level of development. Most important of these strengths is the existence of nongovernmental organizations that provide employment opportunities to many of the country's disadvantaged citizens.
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Exports of garments from Indonesia continue to rise in light of the resurgence of demand from major markets.
An optimistic outlook prevails across Vietnam’s garments industry as its exports continue to fare strongly despite the sluggish global economy.
As a whole, foreign shipments have been steadily expanding over the past 10 years. Growth has become more pronounced since 2007, however, with large customers increasingly shifting from China to Vietnam, which is considered to be a more cost-effective alternative.
|Gifts & Premiums|
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.
The Christmas decorations industry in the Philippines is driven by a strong tradition of creativity, allowing suppliers to produce models that come in unique designs and materials.
Although the sector is small, several factors help in ensuring advantages over competitors from other countries.
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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.
Indonesia's rattan furniture industry continues to develop as it benefits from an abundance of raw materials. The country accounts for about two-thirds of global rattan supply.
Indonesia’s basketware industry is supported by several factors that help it remain viable in the face of mounting difficulties resulting from the effects of the global economic crisis.
Intense competition overseas is pushing home decor makers in the Philippines to change production strategies and shift focus to upscale and specialty markets.
Aware of the industry’s limitations, the government and several trade groups are encouraging local enterprises to move away from low-end manufacturing. Further, greater emphasis is placed on models intended for overseas destinations that have sizeable demand for high-value products.
Indonesia’s outdoor furniture industry is on the upswing after suffering losses over the past two years. Increasing demand from new export markets, which have taken notice of unique designs from the country, is pushing the sector’s recovery.
Revitalized demand from traditional export markets and growing popularity in new foreign destinations are helping propel Vietnam's indoor and outdoor furniture industry.
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