IBISWorld’s Footwear 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.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

China has long been the largest global footwear manufacturer, supplying products to countries all over the world. However, in recent years, fierce international competition and manufacturing being transferred to Southeast Asia has challenges the industry.

Over the five years to 2016, industry revenue grew about 4.4% per year. In 2016, revenue was estimated to increase 3.0% to $126.4 billion. The largest product segment of the industry is leather shoes. Leather shoe output has grown steadily over the five years through 2016, increasing at an estimated annualized rate of 1.5%.

Exports fell an estimated by 15.1% in 2016 and exports as a share of industry revenue are estimated at 37.0%. Competing imports make up a much smaller proportion of the industry, accounting for 3.6%...

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Footwear products in the low-end market are relatively homogeneous. Therefore, entry barriers for small firms to enter the low-end sector are low. However, the medium- and high-end market is comparatively more difficult to enter because of more differentiated products and a greater need to differentiate products based on function, quality, price and image. Additionally, R&D costs are low for low-end products, but increase as the footwear value increases.

The industry is highly competitive, and government regulations are low. However, companies must comply with environmental requirements, which can incur some additional costs. Further, the globalization level for the industry is high, which can limit firms entering the industry. For..

Additional Insights for the Footwear Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Proximity to transport
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Recommendation/accreditation from authoritative source
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Household Disposable Income and Import Taxes (Duties) in the Footwear Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Footwear Manufacturing Industry?

    The Footwear Manufacturing industry in China manufactures leather shoes, plastic shoes, rubber shoes, plastic shoes and footwear components. The industry's products are then sold to wholesalers and retailers, and resold to final consumers.

    Industry Products
    Leather shoes
    Rubber shoes
    Textile shoes
    Plastic shoes
    Industry Activities
    Dress shoe
    Casual shoe
    Safety shoe
    Footwear component

    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
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Import Taxes (Duties)
  • Exchange Rates - Renminbi per $US
  • Foreign Investment
  • Population Growth - China

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue
  • Domestic demand
  • Establishments and employment
  • Exports and imports
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Exports and imports
  • Other trends
  • Table: Footwear Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores & Shopping Malls
  • Supermarkets
  • Shoe Stores
  • Online Shopping

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Plastics and Synthetic Resin Manufacturing
  • Cotton Fabric and Yarn Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Leather shoes
  • Rubber shoes
  • Textile shoes
  • Plastic shoes
  • Chart: Footwear Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Household disposable income
  • Population growth
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Fashion trends
  • Trade issues

  • Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Footwear wholesalers
  • Specialty stores
  • Department stores
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the 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 Footwear Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Export channels
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Branding

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Footwear Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Belle International Holdings LimitedDaphne International Holdings LimitedJinhou (Group) Co., Ltd.Red DragonflyZhejiang Aokang Shoes Co. Ltd.
  • Table: Belle International Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Daphne International Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Jinhou (Group) Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Red Dragonfly - financial performance
  • Table: Zhejiang Aokang Shoes Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the 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 Footwear Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total Assets (2007-2021)
  • Footwear Output (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Leather Shoes
  • Made mostly or entirely of leather.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • A company that manufactures products or components that are purchased by a company and retailed under the purchasing company's brand name.
  • Plastic Shoes
  • Mainly refers to slippers and sandals made from a variety of plastics.
  • Rubber Shoes
  • Shoe soles and uppers are made of rubber.
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