Leather Shoes Exports by Country

Leather Shoes Exports by Country

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Global sales from leather shoes exports by country in 2017 totaled US$52 billion. That dollar amount reflects a -6% decline in value from leather footwear exported in 2013 when international sales equaled $55.3 billion. Year over year, leather shoes exports depreciated by -6% from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar value worth of exported leather shoes with shipments valued at $26.4 billion or 50.7% of worldwide export sales for this commodity. European exporters were close behind, exporting $23.3 billion worth or 44.8% of the global total.

Smaller percentages came from North America (1.7%), Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (also at 1.7%), Africa (1%) then Oceania (0.1%).

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for leather footwear is 6403.

Leather Shoes Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of leather shoes during 2017:

  1. China: US$9.1 billion (17.4% of total exported leather shoes)
  2. Italy: $7.7 billion (14.8%)
  3. Vietnam: $6 billion (11.6%)
  4. Germany: $3.3 billion (6.3%)
  5. Indonesia: $2.6 billion (4.9%)
  6. Portugal: $1.9 billion (3.7%)
  7. France: $1.9 billion (3.6%)
  8. Belgium: $1.8 billion (3.5%)
  9. Netherlands: $1.7 billion (3.2%)
  10. Spain: $1.7 billion (3.2%)
  11. Hong Kong: $1.5 billion (3%)
  12. India: $1.4 billion (2.7%)
  13. United Kingdom: $1.2 billion (2.2%)
  14. Cambodia: $720 million (1.4%)
  15. Romania: $671.5 million (1.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 82.9% of all leather shoes exports in 2017 (by value).

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing leather shoes exporters since 2013 were: Cambodia (up 261.8%), Vietnam (up 66.1%), Germany (up 24%), Indonesia (up 12.3%) and France (up 10.3%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported leather shoes sales were led by: Hong Kong (down -50.7%), India (down -28.8%), Romania (down -27.5%), China (down -22.7%) and Belgium (down -20.3%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for leather shoes during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s leather shoes exports and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. China: US$7.6 billion (net export surplus down -27.2% since 2013)
  2. Vietnam: $5.9 billion (up 63.5%)
  3. Italy: $5 billion (down -10.8%)
  4. Indonesia: $2.5 billion (up 12.7%)
  5. Portugal: $1.7 billion (down -6.2%)
  6. India: $1.3 billion (down -28.6%)
  7. Cambodia: $717 million (up 261.5%)
  8. Bangladesh: $619.2 million (up 105.3%)
  9. Spain: $526.1 million (down -30.5%)
  10. Romania: $431.4 million (down -44.6%)
  11. Brazil: $377.3 million (down -7.4%)
  12. Tunisia: $338.9 million (up 27.8%)
  13. Dominican Republic: $265.7 million (up 76.1%)
  14. Slovakia: $253.8 million (down -37%)
  15. Thailand: $200.7 million (down -17.6%)

China has the highest surplus in the international trade of leather shoes. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms China’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for leather shoes during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s purchases of imported leather shoes and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$10.2 billion (net export deficit down -15.6% since 2013)
  2. France: -$1.8 billion (down -17.5%)
  3. United Kingdom: -$1.8 billion (down -22.7%)
  4. Russia: -$1.5 billion (down -29.7%)
  5. Germany: -$1.4 billion (down -36%)
  6. Japan: -$1.2 billion (down -20.4%)
  7. Canada: -$973.5 million (down -6.6%)
  8. South Korea: -$900.1 million (up 45.5%)
  9. Australia: -$748.1 million (up 0.8%)
  10. Switzerland: -$604.8 million (down -1.9%)
  11. Netherlands: -$572.6 million (up 17,739%)
  12. Hong Kong: -$390 million (reversing a $35.2 million surplus in 2013)
  13. United Arab Emirates: -$389.4 million (down -50.2%)
  14. Chile: -$380.7 million (down -14.7%)
  15. Austria: -$337.6 million (up 10.3%)

The United States incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of leather shoes. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights America’s strong competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for leather shoes-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.

Companies

Leather Shoes Exporting Companies

Below is a list of leading shoe manufacturers from countries that are major players in the international trade of leather footwear. Shown within parenthesis is the country where the shoe maker is headquartered.

  • Belle International (China)
  • Luigi Voltan Shoe Company (Italy)
  • Erich Rohde GmbH (Germany)
  • Camper (Spain)
  • Brantano Footwear (Belgium)
  • Foreva – Comércio de Calçado, S.A. (Portugal)
  • Liberty Shoes Limited (India)
  • Berluti (France)
  • John Lobb Bootmaker (United Kingdom)
  • Allen Edmonds (United States)

Searchable List of Leather Shoes Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2017 Leather Shoes Exports% World Total
1.ChinaUS$9.1 billion17.4%
2.Italy$7.7 billion14.8%
3.Vietnam$6 billion11.6%
4.Germany$3.3 billion6.3%
5.Indonesia$2.6 billion4.9%
6.Portugal$1.9 billion3.7%
7.France$1.9 billion3.6%
8.Belgium$1.8 billion3.5%
9.Netherlands$1.7 billion3.2%
10.Spain$1.7 billion3.2%
11.Hong Kong$1.5 billion3%
12.India$1.4 billion2.7%
13.United Kingdom$1.2 billion2.2%
14.Cambodia$720 million1.4%
15.Romania$671.5 million1.3%
16.Bangladesh$632.5 million1.2%
17.Poland$615.6 million1.2%
18.Switzerland$518.4 million1%
19.Austria$503 million1%
20.Slovakia$497.7 million1%
21.United States$457.1 million0.9%
22.Brazil$445.2 million0.9%
23.Tunisia$354 million0.7%
24.Mexico$339.9 million0.7%
25.Hungary$332.5 million0.6%
26.Turkey$327.1 million0.6%
27.Czech Republic$319.5 million0.6%
28.Thailand$290.2 million0.6%
29.Denmark$287.1 million0.6%
30.Dominican Republic$278.2 million0.5%
31.Sweden$184.3 million0.4%
32.Bosnia/Herzegovina$178.3 million0.3%
33.Croatia$176 million0.3%
34.Albania$168 million0.3%
35.Singapore$148.1 million0.3%
36.Myanmar (Burma)$144.9 million0.3%
37.Serbia$136 million0.3%
38.Morocco$117.2 million0.2%
39.Slovenia$114.7 million0.2%
40.Canada$99.5 million0.2%
41.Pakistan$84.9 million0.2%
42.Bulgaria$75.4 million0.1%
43.South Korea$74.4 million0.1%
44.Russia$69.6 million0.1%
45.Lithuania$57.7 million0.1%
46.Malaysia$54.9 million0.1%
47.Finland$52.7 million0.1%
48.Belarus$51.7 million0.1%
49.South Africa$49.3 million0.1%
50.Australia$45.8 million0.1%
51.Greece$42.1 million0.1%
52.Chile$38.6 million0.1%
53.Ukraine$35.9 million0.1%
54.Macedonia$34.3 million0.1%
55.Laos$34.3 million0.1%
56.El Salvador$29.1 million0.1%
57.Macao$28.8 million0.1%
58.Philippines$27.5 million0.1%
59.Latvia$27 million0.1%
60.Estonia$26.9 million0.1%
61.United Arab Emirates$24.2 million0.05%
62.Israel$22.3 million0.04%
63.Ireland$21.9 million0.04%
64.Guatemala$19.6 million0.04%
65.Taiwan$19.5 million0.04%
66.Colombia$17 million0.03%
67.Sri Lanka$15.4 million0.03%
68.Japan$12.8 million0.02%
69.Peru$12.3 million0.02%
70.Nicaragua$12.2 million0.02%
71.Moldova$11.9 million0.02%
72.Kyrgyzstan$11.4 million0.02%
73.Luxembourg$10.2 million0.02%
74.Argentina$7.5 million0.01%
75.Panama$6.9 million0.01%
76.New Zealand$6.6 million0.01%
77.Norway$6.3 million0.01%
78.Lebanon$6 million0.01%
79.Cyprus$5.7 million0.01%
80.Oman$5.4 million0.01%
81.Paraguay$5.2 million0.01%
82.Saudi Arabia$4.5 million0.01%
83.Barbados$4.1 million0.01%
84.Egypt$4.1 million0.01%
85.Ethiopia$4 million0.01%
86.British Virgin Is$3 million0.01%
87.Kuwait$3 million0.01%
88.Lesotho$2.2 million0.004%
89.Kenya$1.6 million0.003%
90.Djibouti$1.3 million0.003%
91.North Korea$1.3 million0.002%
92.Kazakhstan$1.2 million0.002%
93.Bahrain$1 million0.002%
94.Jordan$889,0000.002%
95.Dominica$817,0000.002%
96.Armenia$732,0000.001%
97.Bolivia$703,0000.001%
98.Zimbabwe$659,0000.001%
99.Qatar$650,0000.001%
100.Palestine$645,0000.001%
101.Uganda$511,0000.001%
102.Malta$498,0000.001%
103.Georgia$463,0000.001%
104.Iran$462,0000.001%
105.Azerbaijan$440,0000.001%
106.Curaçao$378,0000.001%
107.US Minor Outlying Is$345,0000.001%
108.Costa Rica$333,0000.001%
109.Uzbekistan$324,0000.001%
110.Mongolia$313,0000.001%
111.Ecuador$248,0000.0005%
112.Honduras$186,0000.0004%
113.Uruguay$173,0000.0003%
114.Montenegro$158,0000.0003%
115.Syria$151,0000.0003%
116.Côte d'Ivoire$147,0000.0003%
117.Mauritius$141,0000.0003%
118.Zambia$134,0000.0003%
119.Turkmenistan$125,0000.0002%
120.Venezuela$115,0000.0002%
121.Iceland$111,0000.0002%
122.Tajikistan$107,0000.0002%
123.Papua New Guinea$102,0000.0002%
124.Sierra Leone$95,0000.0002%
125.Cameroon$95,0000.0002%
126.Togo$82,0000.0002%
127.Bermuda$81,0000.0002%
128.Mozambique$78,0000.0001%
129.Andorra$72,0000.0001%
130.Brunei Darussalam$67,0000.0001%
131.Gabon$65,0000.0001%
132.Malawi$53,0000.0001%
133.Tokelau$47,0000.0001%
134.Fiji$46,0000.0001%
135.Cayman Islands$45,0000.0001%
136.Namibia$35,0000.0001%
137.Senegal$33,0000.0001%
138.Saint Kitts/Nevis$28,0000.0001%
139.Ghana$28,0000.0001%
140.Democ. Rep. Congo$28,0000.0001%
141.Afghanistan$26,0000.00005%
142.Tanzania$24,0000.00005%
143.Kiribati$23,0000.00004%
144.Haiti$22,0000.00004%
145.Nepal$16,0000.00003%
146.Botswana$14,0000.00003%
147.Chad$14,0000.00003%
148.Angola$12,0000.00002%
149.American Samoa$12,0000.00002%
150.Nauru$12,0000.00002%
151.Suriname$12,0000.00002%
152.Swaziland$12,0000.00002%
153.Niger$11,0000.00002%
154.Iraq$11,0000.00002%
155.Benin$11,0000.00002%
156.Faroe Islands$10,0000.00002%
157.Burundi$10,0000.00002%
158.Comoros$9,0000.00002%
159.Mali$8,0000.00002%
160.Liberia$7,0000.00001%
161.St Maarten (Dutch)$7,0000.00001%
162.New Caledonia$5,0000.00001%
163.Vanuatu$5,0000.00001%
164.Maldives$5,0000.00001%
165.Guyana$5,0000.00001%
166.Solomon Islands$5,0000.00001%
167.Tuvalu$5,0000.00001%
168.Pitcairn$4,0000.00001%
169.Antigua/Barbuda$4,0000.00001%
170.Cocos (Keeling) Is$4,0000.00001%
171.Cuba$4,0000.00001%
172.Congo$3,0000.00001%
173.Aruba$3,0000.00001%
174.Micronesia$3,0000.00001%
175.Turks/Caicos Is$3,0000.00001%
176.Trinidad/Tobago$2,0000.000004%
177.Niue$2,0000.000004%
178.Gibraltar$2,0000.000004%
179.Cook Islands$2,0000.000004%
180.Bahamas$2,0000.000004%
181.Br. Indian Ocean Terr$1,0000.000002%
182.Guam$1,0000.000002%
183.Guinea$1,0000.000002%
184.Greenland$1,0000.000002%
185.Jamaica$1,0000.000002%
186.Libya$1,0000.000002%
187.Madagascar$1,0000.000002%
188.Sudan$1,0000.000002%
189.Tonga$1,0000.000002%
190.Burkina Faso$1,0000.000002%
191.Marshall Is$1,0000.000002%
192.Saint Lucia$1,0000.000002%


See also T-shirt Exports by Country, Cotton Exports by Country, Cotton Imports by Country and Top Exported Baby Clothing Sales

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 22, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 22, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 22, 2018

Wikipedia, Shoe companies by country. Accessed on May 22, 2018

Zepol’s company summary highlights by HTS code. Accessed on May 22, 2018