Which Country Exports the Most Footwear With Textile Uppers in the World?

Footwear May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, the amount of footwear with textile uppers exported worldwide amounted to 1.8M tonnes, ascending by 7% against the previous year level. In general, footwear with textile uppers exports continue to indicate a prominent expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when export increased by 23% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global footwear with textile uppers exports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

In value terms, footwear with textile uppers exports amounted to $33B in 2016. Overall, footwear with textile uppers exports continue to indicate a prominent growth. Global footwear with textile uppers export peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

Top Footwear With Textile Uppers Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (12.5 billion USD)

2. Viet Nam (6.1 billion USD)

3. Belgium (2.9 billion USD)

4. Indonesia (1.7 billion USD)

5. Germany (1.4 billion USD)

6. United Kingdom (0.5 billion USD)

7. South Africa (0.0 billion USD)

Footwear With Textile Uppers Exports By Country

China (1.1M tonnes) dominates in footwear with textile uppers exports structure, accounting for 1.1M tonnes, which was approx. 59% of total exports in 2016. Viet Nam (176K tonnes) ranks second globally in footwear with textile uppers exports with a 10% share, following Indonesia (5%). The following exporters - Belgium (68K tonnes), Germany (45K tonnes), the UK (39K tonnes), and South Africa (33K tonnes) together made up 10% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, average annual rates of growth with regard to footwear with textile uppers exports from China stood at +8.7%. At the same time, the UK (+29.0%), Indonesia (+21.3%), South Africa (+20.0%), Viet Nam (+19.4%), Belgium (+16.5%), and Germany (+13.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the UK emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +29.0% from 2007-2016. Germany (-1.7%), the UK (-1.9%), Belgium (-2.8%), Indonesia (-3.9%), Viet Nam (-7.7%), and China (-31.4%) significantly weakened its position in terms of the global exports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($13B) remains the largest footwear with textile uppers supplier in the world, making up 38% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Viet Nam ($6.1B), with the share of 19% of global exports. It was followed by Belgium, with the share of 9%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of footwear with textile uppers exports in China stood at +15.2%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates: Viet Nam (+22.4% per year) and Belgium (+18.8% per year).

Footwear With Textile Uppers Export Prices By Country

The average footwear with textile uppers export price stood at $18 per kg in 2016, surging by 3% against the previous year. Overall, it indicated a prominent growth from 2007 to 2016: the export price value increased at an average annual rate of +4.8% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, footwear with textile uppers export price increased by +56.5% against its level of 2009. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when export increased by 15% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average footwear with textile uppers export price attained its maximum level in 2016, and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was Belgium ($43 per kg), while South Africa ($1,168 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of footwear with textile uppers export prices was attained by China (+6.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 6404 - Footwear With Textile Uppers; with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.

Source: World: Footwear - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2028