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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 | May 2017

Stepping down: Operators will continue to struggle to compete with their overseas counterparts

IBISWorld’s Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Despite improving downstream demand conditions, the industry has suffered from increasingly high import penetration
  • Industry employment has been threatened by intense outsourcing
  • Producers will likely seek out new sources of low-cost labor in untapped overseas locations
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Shoe and Footwear Manufacturing industry has contracted over the five years to 2017. Despite improving downstream demand conditions, the industry has suffered from increasingly high import penetration and falling exports. In response to rising price-based competition, domestic footwear companies have continued to offshore production, effectively exiting the industry. However, remaining industry operators have specialized in the production of premium footwear products. As a result, industry profitability is anticipated to rise slightly during the period. Over the next five years, a potential tariff hike and a potential expansion of the Berry Amendment could positively impact industry revenue... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The West accounts for the largest portion of industry establishments at 26.7%. The region's dominance is largely due to California, which is home to more industry facilities than any other state in the nation, with 19.1% of all US footwear manufacturing establishments. Despite high rent and labor costs, the establishments operating in the region are able to effectively service the industry's major markets. Given the West region's large population and relatively close proximity Asia, industry players operating in the region are positioned to satisfy both domestic and foreign consumer demand while minimizing shipping costs.

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 14.0% o.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Economies of scope
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Import penetration into the manufacturing sector and Trade-weighted index in the Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... 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

    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
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from footwear wholesaling
  • Current Performance
  • Import penetration and profitability
  • Industry employment
  • Bad news for exports
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Potential effects of increased protectionism
  • Potential effects of the Berry Amendment
  • Table: Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Footwear Wholesaling
  • Shoe Stores
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Leather Tanning & Finishing
  • Plastic Products Miscellaneous Manufacturing
  • Rubber Product Manufacturing
  • Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Men's footwear (except athletic)
  • Rubber and plastic footwear including athletic footwear
  • Women's footwear (except athletic)
  • Other footwear
  • Chart: Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Footwear wholesalers
  • Footwear retailers
  • Exports
  • Manufacturers' sales outlets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Shoe & 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 and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    New Balance
    Allen Edmonds Corp.
  • Table: New Balance - financial performance
  • Table: Allen Edmonds Corp. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Shoe & 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 Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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)
  • trade-weighted index (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)
  • A generally duty-free agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
  • 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
  • Subcontracting process where manufacturing is conducted by a third party company either locally or internationally.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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