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United Kingdom: Footwear Market Overview 2021

Footwear Market Size in the UK

The UK footwear market dropped dramatically to $X in 2020, falling by -X% against the previous year. Overall, consumption saw a noticeable setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Footwear Production in the UK

In value terms, footwear production totaled $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Footwear Exports

Exports from the UK

In 2020, shipments abroad of footwear decreased by -X% to X pairs, falling for the second year in a row after six years of growth. Overall, total exports indicated a perceptible expansion from 2007 to 2020: its volume 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, exports decreased by -X% against 2018 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at X pairs in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, footwear exports shrank to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports, however, saw strong growth. 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 peak figure at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

Germany (X pairs), Ireland (X pairs) and France (X pairs) were the main destinations of footwear exports from the UK, together accounting for X% of total exports. These countries were followed by Israel, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, South Korea, Australia and Belgium, which together accounted for a further X 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by Israel, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for footwear exported from the UK were Germany ($X), France ($X) and Ireland ($X), together comprising X% of total exports. Italy, Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, South Korea, Australia and Belgium lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, in terms of the main countries of destination over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average footwear export price amounted to $X per pair, increasing by X% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2020, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 an increase of X% year-to-year. The export price peaked at $X per pair in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, export prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Italy ($X per pair), while the average price for exports to Israel ($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 Germany, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Footwear Imports

Imports into the UK

In 2020, overseas purchases of footwear decreased by -X% to X pairs, falling for the fifth year in a row after three years of growth. Over the period under review, imports recorded a pronounced downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Imports peaked at X pairs in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, footwear imports fell sharply to $X in 2020. In general, imports recorded a mild setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, China (X pairs) constituted the largest supplier of footwear to the UK, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, footwear imports from China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, the Netherlands (X pairs), more than tenfold. Viet Nam (X pairs) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

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

In value terms, the largest footwear suppliers to the UK were China ($X), Italy ($X) and the Netherlands ($X), together accounting for X% of total imports. Belgium, Germany, Viet Nam, France, India, Spain, Indonesia and Cambodia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, in terms of the main suppliers over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average footwear import price stood at $X per pair in 2020, growing by X% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2020, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average import prices attained the maximum in 2020 and is likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Italy ($X per pair), while the price for China ($X per pair) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Viet Nam, 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 footwear in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of footwear consumption was China (3.8B pairs), comprising approx. 24% of total volume. Moreover, footwear consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, the U.S. (1.5B pairs), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Brazil (800M pairs), with a 5.1% share.
What are the largest producers of footwear in the world?
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China (12B pairs) constituted the country with the largest volume of footwear production, accounting for 64% of total volume. Moreover, footwear production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Viet Nam (959M pairs), more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Brazil (823M pairs), with a 4.3% share.
What are the leading suppliers of footwear to the UK?
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In value terms, China ($945M), Italy ($559M) and the Netherlands ($488M) constituted the largest footwear suppliers to the UK, together accounting for 49% of total imports. These countries were followed by Belgium, Germany, Viet Nam, France, India, Spain, Indonesia and Cambodia, which together accounted for a further 45%.
What are the leading importers of footwear from the UK?
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In value terms, the largest markets for footwear exported from the UK were Germany ($313M), France ($192M) and Ireland ($183M), together comprising 45% of total exports. Italy, Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, South Korea, Australia and Belgium lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 35%.
What is the average export price for footwear in the UK?
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In 2020, the average footwear export price amounted to $30 per pair, rising by 6.3% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for footwear in the UK?
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In 2020, the average footwear import price amounted to $14 per pair, with an increase of 17% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 15201444 - Slippers and other indoor footwear (including dancing and bedroom slippers, mules) with uppers of textile materials
• Prodcom 15201445 - Footwear with rubber, plastic or leather outer soles and textile uppers (excluding slippers and other indoor footwear, sports footwear)
• Prodcom 15201446 - Footwear with textile uppers (excluding slippers and other indoor footwear as well as footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather)
• Prodcom 15201330 - Footwear with a wooden base and leather uppers (including clogs) (excluding with an inner sole or a protective metal toecap)
• Prodcom 15201351 - Men
• Prodcom 15201352 - Women
• Prodcom 15201353 - Children
• Prodcom 15201361 - Men
• Prodcom 15201362 - Women
• Prodcom 15201363 - Children
• Prodcom 15201370 - Slippers and other indoor footwear with rubber, plastic or leather outer soles and leather uppers (including dancing and bedroom slippers, mules)
• Prodcom 15201380 - Footwear with wood, cork or other outer soles and leather uppers (excluding outer soles of rubber, plastics or leather)
• Prodcom 15201210 - Sandals with rubber or plastic outer soles and uppers (including thong-type sandals, flip flops)
• Prodcom 15201231 - Town footwear with rubber or plastic uppers
• Prodcom 15201237 - Slippers and other indoor footwear with rubber or plastic outer soles and plastic uppers (including bedroom and dancing slippers, mules)
• Prodcom 15201100 - Waterproof footwear, with uppers in rubber or plastics (excluding incorporating a protective metal toecap)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the footwear market in the UK. 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:
• United Kingdom

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

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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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