Footwear manufacturer Yue Yuen has posted a 12.2% rise in its June operating revenue, up to US$442.8 from $394.7 in the same month last year.

For the first six months of 2008 the company's operating revenue was up to $2.5bn, from $2bn last year.

The June results follow news last month that sales from domestic Asian markets had become Yue Yuen's top revenue stream.

The manufacturer posted profits up 23.4% to $209.3m for the six months of the fiscal year.