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Footwear Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Footwear Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42434 | May 2016

Well-heeled: Industry profit will stabilize as growth in the price of shoes slows down

IBISWorld’s Footwear Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$37bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.4%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
34,866
Businesses
7,126
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Footwear Wholesaling industry has fully recovered from the recession. Improving economic conditions in the United States have propelled this industry out of the recession and redirected it toward its normal growth pattern. Falling unemployment, a strengthening dollar, an increase in per capita disposable income and higher shoe prices have helped preserve profit margins for industry operators, while fueling revenue growth in this industry. Consequently, demand for footwear in the United States has increased, which has helped footwear wholesalers pull themselves out of recession. Over the next five years, international trade in footwear is anticipated to grow. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is expected to increase footwear imports into the United States... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

This industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. While industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to gross domestic product (GDP), for footwear wholesalers is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 4.4% over the 10 years to 2021, which is faster than the expected annualized growth of 2.2% in US GDP, IBISWorld analysis still indicates that this is a mature industry. The faster growth in IVA as compared to the growth of the overall economy must be analyzed in the context of profit being measured from a very low base estimated in 2011. Since then, market conditions have improved significantly and improving cost structures have enabled profit margins to grow from an estimated 3.6% of revenue in 2011 to an anticipated 5.3% in 2016... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Footwear Wholesaling Industry?

Operators in this industry wholesale footwear (including athletic shoes) made of leather, rubber and other materials. Businesses in this industry purchase shoes from manufacturers, and resell them to retailers with minimal or no further development or processing. Most wholesalers in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers.

Industry Products
Athletic footwearInfants' footwearWomen's and girls' footwear (excluding athletic footwear)Men's and boys' footwear (excluding athletic footwear)Footwear and shoe accessories
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling athletic shoesWholesaling boots (e.g. hiking and Western)Wholesaling leather stock and piecesWholesaling formal shoesWholesaling casual shoesWholesaling slippers


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