Which Country Exports the Most Rubber, Plastic Or Leather Footwear in the World?

Footwear May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Exports the Most Rubber, Plastic Or Leather Footwear in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Footwear - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the amount of rubber, plastic or leather Footwear imported worldwide amounted to 3M tonnes, shrinking by -3.3% against the previous year level. In general, rubber, plastic or leather Footwear imports continue to indicate a mild drop. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, an increase of 8% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global rubber, plastic or leather Footwear imports attained its maximum volume of 3.4M tonnes in 2007- however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, rubber, plastic or leather Footwear imports stood at $51B in 2016. In general, rubber, plastic or leather Footwear imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global rubber, plastic or leather Footwear import peaked of $59B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Rubber, Plastic Or Leather Footwear Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (11.6 billion USD)

2. Germany (4.3 billion USD)

3. France (3.5 billion USD)

4. United Kingdom (3.2 billion USD)

5. Italy (2.8 billion USD)

6. China, Hong Kong SAR (2.2 billion USD)

7. Netherlands (2.1 billion USD)

8. China (1.3 billion USD)

9. Portugal (0.2 billion USD)

10. India (0.1 billion USD)

11. Indonesia (0.1 billion USD)

12. Viet Nam (0.0 billion USD)

Rubber, Plastic Or Leather Footwear Imports By Country

In 2016, China (833K tonnes) was the largest importer for rubber, plastic or leather Footwear, mixed up 28% of total imports. It was distantly followed by the U.S. (309K tonnes), generating 10% share of total rubber, plastic or leather Footwear imports. The following importers - Indonesia (131K tonnes), the UK (129K tonnes), Germany (127K tonnes), Italy (106K tonnes), Viet Nam (95K tonnes), France (82K tonnes), the Netherlands (64K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (54K tonnes), India (54K tonnes), and Portugal (52K tonnes) together made up 30% of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, the Netherlands (+2.0%), Indonesia (+1.5%), India (+1.4%), and Viet Nam (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the Netherlands emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +2.0% from 2007-2016. Germany experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Portugal (-1.0%), the UK (-3.9%), the U.S. (-4.0%), France (-4.5%), Italy (-5.0%), and China, Hong Kong SAR (-8.3%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2016, the share of the U.S., China, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, and the UK increased by 5%, 2%, 2%, and 2% percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($12B) constitutes the largest market for imported rubber, plastic or leather Footwear worldwide, making up 23% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($4.3B), with the share of 8% of global imports. It was followed by France, with the share of 7%.

In the U.S., rubber, plastic or leather Footwear imports declined by an average annual rate of -0.7% over the period from 2007-2016. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (+1.2% per year) and France (+0.3% per year).

Rubber, Plastic Or Leather Footwear Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for rubber, plastic or leather Footwear amounted to $17 per kg, lowering by -3.0% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +1.7%.The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when it surged by 7% y-o-y. Global rubber, plastic or leather Footwear import peaked of $19 per kg in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was France ($43 per kg), while Viet Nam ($349 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of rubber, plastic or leather Footwear import prices was attained by Viet Nam (+27.6% 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 6403 - Rubber, Plastic Or Leather Footwear- with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.

Source: World: Footwear - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2027