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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 | Sep 2014

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

The Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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

Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Industry revenue has increased every year since 2010 and is expected to continue growing in 2014. The industry's recovery was aided by improving downstream demand, a slowdown in import penetration into the manufacturing sector and significant decreases in the price of rubber, which rose a staggeringly in 2011. Over this period, a tremendous increase in exports spurred revenue growth. New legislation is being proposed that could possibly benefit the industry greatly. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to decline over the five years to 2019. The increasing value of imports and a significant decrease in exports in the latter part of the five-year period will fuel this decline... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Shoe manufacturers operating within this industry spend about $0.03 on capital for every $1.00 they spend on labor. This ratio indicates that the industry has a low level of capital intensity. The ratio has declined over the past five years; while operators have cut labor costs, they have also severely limited investments in capital as industry revenue has remained unpredictable.

There are many manual steps involved in the assembly process of shoes and, as such, the current level of technological innovation will not alter this significantly. Instead, many manufacturers have chosen to outsource production processes to low-cost Asian countries in order to save on labor costs and have kept the high-value design and marketing activities domestic... 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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