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Leather Boot Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Leather Boot Manufacturing Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Apparel Manufacturing | Jan 2013

Dragging feet: Rising imports and input costs will continue to pressure manufacturers

IBISWorld’s Leather Boot 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
Belleville Belleville market share
Lucchese Lucchese market share
Wellco Wellco market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$357m
Annual Growth 08-13
0.6%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
2,531
Businesses
22
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Leather Boot Manufacturing industry has a medium level of entry barriers. Starting up a basic, small-scale manufacturing operation does not require excessive capital investment, which keeps barriers relatively low. Nevertheless, high costs associated with establishing brand names, as well as competition from existing brands like Lucchese and Belleville can deter potential entrants.

Customer loyalty to branded products challenges new entrants, as small manufacturers often have difficulty in obtaining accounts from downstream retailers and wholesalers. This further heightens advertising costs aimed at maintaining brand awareness, as well as research and development costs associated with establishing and promoting new products... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Leather Boot Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry primarily manufacture men’s and women’s leather boots. Revenue from producing other shoes or boots made from alternative materials is not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Equestrian and dress bootsMilitary bootsOccupational bootsSport boots and other
 
Industry Activities
Leather boot design and testingLeather bootProcuring government contractsMarketing leather boots


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