In 2016, for the primary time, the US represented lower than 20% of the world footwear imports. This is likely one of the conclusions of the 2017 version of the World Footwear Yearbook, simply launched by APICCAPS
Within the present decade, Asia’s share of world imports has already risen by 5 proportion factors to 25.6%, placing it barely forward of North America because the second goal marketplace for footwear commerce.
Europe continues to steer world footwear imports and in 2016 its share, each in worth (48%) and quantity (37%), reached the highest ranges in 5 years.
The United States (US), the primary importer of footwear, which had a quota of 22.1% in 2010, solely represented 19.6% of worldwide imports final yr. 2016 was the primary yr the US accounted for lower than 20% of the world imports.
The World Footwear Yearbook, a undertaking developed since 2011, analyses an important developments inside the worldwide Footwear trade and gives a complete image of the footwear trade (for extra data comply with this hyperlink
In its most up-to-date version the publication presents statistics by 2016, each in amount and worth, giving an image of the positioning of the principle gamers considering manufacturing, consumption, exports and imports. The publication additionally contains a person evaluation of dozens of markets, in addition to the evolution of the principle world gamers on this sector, with 79 international locations underneath evaluation.