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South Africa: Athletic Footwear Market Overview 2021

Athletic Footwear Market Size in South Africa

In 2020, the South African athletic footwear market was finally on the rise to reach $X for the first time since 2016, thus ending a three-year declining trend. Overall, the total consumption indicated a notable increase from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, consumption decreased by -X% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Athletic footwear consumption peaked at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Athletic Footwear Production in South Africa

In value terms, athletic footwear production surged to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Overall, production showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Athletic footwear production peaked in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Athletic Footwear Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2020, overseas shipments of athletic footwear increased by X% to X pairs for the first time since 2014, thus ending a five-year declining trend. Over the period under review, exports posted a measured increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at X pairs in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, athletic footwear exports shrank markedly to $X in 2020. Overall, exports showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports reached the maximum at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Botswana (X pairs) was the main destination for athletic footwear exports from South Africa, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, athletic footwear exports to Botswana exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Swaziland (X pairs), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Lesotho (X pairs), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to Botswana amounted to +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Swaziland (-X% per year) and Lesotho (-X% per year).

In value terms, Botswana ($X) remains the key foreign market for athletic footwear exports from South Africa, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Namibia ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Lesotho, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Botswana totaled +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Namibia (-X% per year) and Lesotho (-X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average athletic footwear export price amounted to $X per pair, which is down by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price continues to indicate a perceptible curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs at $X per pair in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Namibia ($X per pair), while the average price for exports to Swaziland ($X per pair) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Swaziland, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Athletic Footwear Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2020, supplies from abroad of athletic footwear decreased by -X% to X pairs, falling for the third consecutive year after two years of growth. In general, total imports indicated pronounced growth from 2007 to 2020: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, imports decreased by -X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Imports peaked at X pairs in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, athletic footwear imports contracted to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, imports, however, recorded resilient growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Imports peaked at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

China (X pairs), Viet Nam (X pairs) and Indonesia (X pairs) were the main suppliers of athletic footwear imports to South Africa, together accounting for X% of total imports. India lagged somewhat behind, comprising a further X 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by India, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Viet Nam ($X) constituted the largest supplier of athletic footwear to South Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Indonesia, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Viet Nam totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: China (-X% per year) and Indonesia (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average athletic footwear import price amounted to $X per pair, declining by -X% against the previous year. Overall, import price indicated a slight increase from 2007 to 2020: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, athletic footwear import price decreased by -X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. The import price peaked at $X per pair in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Indonesia ($X per pair), while the price for China ($X per pair) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by India, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for athletic footwear in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of athletic footwear consumption was China (596M pairs), comprising approx. 29% of total volume. Moreover, athletic footwear consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, the U.S. (236M pairs), threefold. Japan (57M pairs) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 2.7% share.
What are the largest producers of athletic footwear in the world?
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China (559M pairs) remains the largest athletic footwear producing country worldwide, comprising approx. 30% of total volume. Moreover, athletic footwear production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Viet Nam (256M pairs), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Indonesia (111M pairs), with a 6.1% share.
What are the leading suppliers of athletic footwear to South Africa?
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In value terms, Viet Nam ($34M) constituted the largest supplier of athletic footwear to South Africa, comprising 50% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($16M), with a 24% share of total imports. It was followed by Indonesia, with a 16% share.
What are the leading importers of athletic footwear from South Africa?
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In value terms, Botswana ($2M) remains the key foreign market for athletic footwear exports from South Africa, comprising 48% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Namibia ($531K), with a 13% share of total exports. It was followed by Lesotho, with a 11% share.
What is the average export price for athletic footwear in South Africa?
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The average athletic footwear export price stood at $11 per pair in 2020, dropping by -25.9% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for athletic footwear in South Africa?
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The average athletic footwear import price stood at $10 per pair in 2020, with a decrease of -3.6% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 15202100 - Sports footwear with rubber or plastic outer soles and textile uppers (including tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, t raining shoes and the like)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the athletic footwear market in South Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• South Africa

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in South Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
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4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
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7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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