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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

The Leather Boot 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.

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 - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Leather Boot Manufacturing industry has benefited from rising funding for defense and improving consumer sentiment. Federal funding for defense grew 1.5% annually on average since 2008, contributing to industry success through contracts for combat boots. Meanwhile, a 6.0% annualized increase in consumer sentiment led some Americans to buy domestically produced boots despite an influx of cheaper imports.

Consequently, IBISWorld estimates that revenue grew 0.6% annually on average during the five years to 2013.

In 2013, however, federal funding for defense is projected to dwindle as the government struggles to balance its budget. Also, the US dollar is forecast to strengthen and further boost the affordability of imported leather boots... purchase to read more

 


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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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