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Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 31621 | Mar 2014

Stepping down: Import penetration will stifle demand, forcing operators to change strategies

IBISWorld’s Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
11,724
Businesses
803
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the next five years, operators in the Shoe and Footwear Manufacturing industry will continue to feel the heat from imports. Shoe manufacturers are increasingly offshoring their production to lower-cost countries, and cheap imports will satisfy a growing proportion of domestic demand. As a result, any gains in revenue will be marginal. To stay afloat, operators will establish their presence in niche markets and continue to consolidate operations... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Footwear manufacturers that locate in the New England region of the country greatly benefit from economies of scale. While only 12.6% of establishments set up shop here, they bring in 19.4% of total industry revenue. This disparity signifies the region's proximity to international trade ports and access to low-cost inputs. Similarly, footwear factories established in the Great Lakes region can take advantage of scale economies - the area holds only 9.0% of all locations, but brings in 16.6% of revenue. Chicago has historically been a hub for transportation around the country, so manufacturers that set up shop in the state benefit from low transportation costs.

On the other hand, the manufacturers in the West incur higher costs on average... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures footwear for men, women and children. They may manufacture rubber and plastic footwear, protective footwear, house slippers and slipper socks. Operators also manufacture men's or women's footwear designed for casual, formal and work environments. These products also include men's or women's shoes with rubber or plastic soles and leather or vinyl uppers.

Industry Products
Men's footwear (except athletic) Rubber and plastic footwearWomen's footwear (except athletic)Other footwearHouse slippers
 
Industry Activities
Rubber and plastic footwearHouse slipper Athletic shoesBallet slipperCleated athletic shoes


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