Operators in the Global Footwear Manufacturing industry have experienced relatively slow growth over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 4.1% to $189.9 billion over the five years to 2015. During this period, the global economy was in a transition phase, pulling its way out of the financial crisis and the subsequent economic recession. Thus, growth remained stunted. Additionally, the industry was affected by structural changes in the Chinese economy, as the cost of doing business in China rose rapidly towards the latter half of the five-year period.
Industry operators manufacture a wide range of footwear for men, women and children. These companies manufacture rubber and plastic footwear, plastic or fabric uppers, and rubber and plastic protective footwear. Operators in this industry also manufacture house slippers and slipper socks. Operators may manufacture men's or women's footwear designed for dress, street or work.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.