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Strong export and job growth in Asia's garment and footwear sector

— theme: Labour Administration, Employment Relationship, Wage Policy, International Labour Standards
— country: Asia
— type: Reports

This research note examines wages and working conditions in the garment sector in a range of countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It finds that developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region exported $601 billion worth of garments, footwear and textile products in 2014, three-fifths of the global total. More than 40 million workers are now employed in the sector in the Asia-Pacific region.

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