The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Footwear Manufacturing global 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 focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improving economic conditions in developed economies are expected to generate more demand for footwear
  • China has been the center of footwear production during the past decade
  • Demand from developed and emerging economies will continue to grow, raising revenue
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Operators in the Global Footwear Manufacturing industry have experienced relatively slow growth over the five years to 2017, relative to historic years. Improving economic conditions in the United States and European countries, along with economic growth from developing nations, sustained rising global footwear consumption. In the five years to 2022, the Global Footwear Manufacturing industry is forecast to perform better than it did over the past five years. Improving economic conditions in developed economies are expected to generate more demand for footwear, pushing revenue up...

    Industry Key Buyers

    The Global Footwear Manufacturing Industry is considered to have a low concentration level. The three largest companies in this industry are expected to account for less than 5.0% of industry revenue in 2017. While large-scale Chinese manufactures operate in the industry, emerging countries also have a large number of micro-enterprises that manufacture footwear.

    Concentration within the industry has remained low in recent years, as merger and acquisition activity has been largely offset by growing industry participation. For example, large Chinese companies, such as Yue Yuen, have absorbed several small footwear manufacturing operations over the period. How..

    Additional Insights for the Global Footwear Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Footwear Manufacturing Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Economies of scope
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global per capita income and GDP of the BRIC nations in the Global Footwear Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Global Footwear Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry operators manufacture a wide range of footwear for men, women and children. These companies manufacture rubber and plastic footwear; plastic or fabric uppers; and rubber and plastic protective footwear. Operators in this industry also manufacture house slippers and slipper socks. Operators may manufacture men's or women's footwear designed for dress, street or work.

    Industry Products
    Men's footwear including athletic footwear
    Women's footwear including athletic footwear
    Children's footwear
    Industry Activities
    Women's footwear (except athletic)
    Men's footwear (except athletic)
    Athletic footwear
    Rubber and plastic footwear
    Children's shoes
    Other footwear

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global per capita income
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • Global consumer sentiment index
  • Global population

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue growth
  • Industry structure
  • International trade
  • Inputs and profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Profit, costs and competition
  • Table: Global Footwear Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Footwear Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Global Wholesale Trade
  • Global Department Stores and General Merchandise Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing
  • Global Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Women's footwear including athletic footwear
  • Men's footwear including athletic footwear
  • Children's footwear
  • Chart: Global Footwear Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Domestic wholesalers
  • Domestic retailers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Footwear Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Footwear Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Footwear Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Footwear Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Footwear Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • GDP of the BRIC nations (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bric Nations
  • An acronym referring to the nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
  • Dumping
  • A pricing policy especially evident in international trade, when a low-cost producer floods the market of the importing country with below-cost products, posing high competition for the home country.
  • Offshoring
  • The transfer of manufacturing operations to another country, regardless of whether the work is outsourced or stays within the same corporation or company.
  • Outsourcing
  • A subcontracting process where a third-party company conducts a company's manufacturing either locally or internationally.
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