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Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 31621 | Jul 2016

Stepping down: Import penetration will stifle demand, forcing operators to change strategies

IBISWorld’s Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Following a postrecessionary revenue boost, the Shoe and Footwear Manufacturing industry has resumed its historic decline. While industry revenue displayed moderate volatility, IBISWorld expects the industry to resume its downward trajectory over the five years to 2016. Over the five years to 2021, two of the most significant indutry-relevant developments will be the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the application of the Berry Amendment to this industry. A by-product of the implementation of the TPP will be the opening up of the industry to competition from imports sourced from Vietnam, which is the second-largest exporter of shoes to the United States... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Footwear manufacturers in the New England region benefit from the region's proximity to international trade ports and access to low-cost inputs. While only 11.6% of establishments set up shop here, New Balance, the industry's largest company in terms of market share, maintains its headquarters in Boston and the majority of its production facilities in Massachusetts.

Footwear factories established in the Great Lakes region account for 8.0% of all locations. Cities such as Chicago and Detroit have historically been a hub for transportation around the country, so manufacturers that set up shop in the state benefit from low transportation costs.

The West accounts for the largest portion of industry establishments at 25.6%. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures footwear for men, women and children. They may manufacture rubber and plastic footwear, protective footwear, house slippers and slipper socks. Operators also manufacture men’s or women’s footwear designed for casual, formal and work environments. These products also include men’s or women’s shoes with rubber or plastic soles and leather or vinyl uppers.

Industry Products
Men's footwear (except athletic) Rubber and plastic footwear including athletic footwearWomen's footwear (except athletic)Other footwear
Industry Activities
Rubber and plastic footwearHouse slipper Athletic shoesBallet slipperCleated athletic shoes

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