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Footwear Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Footwear Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42434 | Apr 2014

Booted out: Cheap imports and increasing price competition will flatten growth

IBISWorld’s Footwear Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$31bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
27,410
Businesses
4,059
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite the economic recovery, the industry is not forecast to show signs of consistent improvement for the five years to 2019. This is due to retailers' increasing price-setting powers pushing footwear wholesalers out of the industry. Furthermore, an increase in cheap imports will cut into domestic sales and wholesalers will be forced to slash prices and wages just to stay competitive, causing profit to suffer... 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 3.2% over the ten years to 2019, which is faster than the expected 2.7% annualized growth in US GDP, IBISWorld analysis still indicates that this is a mature industry. The quicker growth in IVA as compared to the growth of the overall economy must be analyzed in the context of the recession. In 2009, this industry suffered from significant revenue losses. The profit margin for industry operators also plummeted to an all-time low of 2.7%... 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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