Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Early in the past five years, the US dollar was weak and contributed to industry revenue growth by making domestically produced goods relatively cheaper than imports. Nonetheless, low-cost suppliers in China and Vietnam can deliver leather boots at lower prices than local firms, making domestic goods less attractive to consumers. As a result, companies have shifted toward designing and marketing activities, while contracting production to third parties or opening up their own facilities abroad. More efficient production facilities will help companies compete based on price as import penetration and input costs rise over the coming years.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Southwest region accounts for the largest share of industry establishments at an estimated 20.8% of total Leather Boot Manufacturing locations. Within this region, Texas is home to about 12.5% of total establishments. The New England region follows closely, with about 16.7% of total leather boot manufacturing locations. Within the region, Massachusetts accounts for the largest share of establishments at 12.5% of the total. The proximity to international trade ports and access to low-cost inputs further assist the two regions' dominance in the industry.
The Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions each account for about 12.5% of total industry establishments. The West and Rocky Mountains are each home to another 8.3% of domestic leather boot manufacturers... purchase to read more