Indonesia's footwear exports are expected to reach $4 billion this year, but Eddy Wiodjanarko, president of the Indonesian shoe industry association, is quoted as forecasting a possible 25 percent decline in 2014. He attributes the likely shortfall to lower demand from the U.S. and an erosion in the country's competitiveness due to continued wage increases. A total of 46 foreign-owned shoe companies have granted wage hikes of around 20 percent so far this year, but they and others are said to be considering relocation to other countries. Indonesian shoe workers have gone on strike, asking for a further 54 percent increase in the minimum salary to the equivalent of $325 a month.