Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing Industry revenue has increased every year since 2010 and is expected to continue growing in 2014. The industry's recovery was aided by improving downstream demand, a slowdown in import penetration into the manufacturing sector and significant decreases in the price of rubber, which rose a staggeringly in 2011. Over this period, a tremendous increase in exports spurred revenue growth. New legislation is being proposed that could possibly benefit the industry greatly. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to decline over the five years to 2019. The increasing value of imports and a significant decrease in exports in the latter part of the five-year period will fuel this decline.
This industry manufactures footwear for men, women and children. They may manufacture rubber and plastic footwear, protective footwear, house slippers and slipper socks. Operators also manufacture men's or women's footwear designed for casual, formal and work environments. These products also include men's or women's shoes with rubber or plastic soles and leather or vinyl uppers.
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.