Leather Shoes Exports by Country

Leather Shoes Exports by Country

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Global sales from leather shoes exports by country in 2016 amounted to US$50.5 billion. That amount represents a -1.1% decline in value from leather footwear exported in 2012 when international sales equaled $51 billion. Year over year, leather shoes exports depreciated by -3.5% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar value worth of leather shoes exports with shipments valued at $24.5 billion or 48.5% of worldwide export sales for this commodity. European exporters were close behind, exporting $23.5 billion worth or 46.6% of the global total. North America accounted for 1.9% as did Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean. At 1%, African shippers provided a smaller percentage of exported leather shoes.

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 2016:

  1. China: US$9.1 billion (18% of total leather shoes exports)
  2. Italy: $7.6 billion (15%)
  3. Vietnam: $5.9 billion (11.8%)
  4. Germany: $2.6 billion (5.2%)
  5. Indonesia: $2.3 billion (4.5%)
  6. India: $1.9 billion (3.7%)
  7. Portugal: $1.9 billion (3.7%)
  8. Hong Kong: $1.8 billion (3.6%)
  9. Belgium: $1.7 billion (3.5%)
  10. Spain: $1.7 billion (3.4%)
  11. France: $1.7 billion (3.3%)
  12. Netherlands: $1.3 billion (2.6%)
  13. United Kingdom: $1.2 billion (2.4%)
  14. Cambodia: $705.7 million (1.4%)
  15. Romania: $692.2 million (1.4%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 83.4% of all leather shoes exports in 2016 (by value).

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing leather shoes exporters since 2012 were: Cambodia (up 287.3%), Vietnam (up 82.9%), United Kingdom (up 28.1%), India (up 26.4%) and Germany (up 12.9%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported leather shoes sales were led by: Hong Kong (down -47.4%), Romania (down -19.5%), Belgium (down -18.2%), Netherlands (down -16.9%) and China (down -16.2%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for leather shoes during 2016. 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$7.8 billion (net export surplus down -20.6% since 2012)
  2. Vietnam: $5.9 billion (up 82.3%)
  3. Italy: $4.8 billion (down -4.6%)
  4. Indonesia: $2.2 billion (up 1.9%)
  5. India: $1.8 billion (up 27.7%)
  6. Portugal: $1.6 billion (up 3%)
  7. Cambodia: $702.2 million (up 285.6%)
  8. Bangladesh: $607.8 million (up 141.5%)
  9. Spain: $573.8 million (up 8.7%)
  10. Romania: $527.4 million (down -27.8%)
  11. Brazil: $411.6 million (down -8.5%)
  12. Dominican Republic: $323.3 million (up 167.9%)
  13. Tunisia: $319.8 million (up 21.8%)
  14. Slovakia: $223.6 million (down -41.7%)
  15. Albania: $182.4 million (up 34.3%)

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 2016. 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$11.1 billion (net export deficit down -4.6% since 2012)
  2. United Kingdom: -$2 billion (down -6.1%)
  3. France: -$1.9 billion (down -11.1%)
  4. Germany: -$1.7 billion (down -22%)
  5. Japan: -$1.3 billion (down -13.7%)
  6. Russia: -$1 billion (down -49.2%)
  7. Canada: -$999.2 million (down -0.2%)
  8. South Korea: -$814.8 million (up 44.3%)
  9. Australia: -$746.1 million (down -2.2%)
  10. Switzerland: -$602.8 million (down -1.1%)
  11. United Arab Emirates: -$443.6 million (down -34.9%)
  12. Chile: -$367.7 million (down -5.3%)
  13. Hong Kong: -$354.7 million (down -274%)
  14. Austria: -$315.3 million (up 25.9%)
  15. Israel: -$307.8 million (up 12.5%)

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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RankExporter2016 Leather Shoes Exports% World Total
1.ChinaUS$9.1 billion18%
2.Italy$7.6 billion15%
3.Vietnam$5.9 billion11.8%
4.Germany$2.6 billion5.2%
5.Indonesia$2.3 billion4.5%
6.India$1.9 billion3.7%
7.Portugal$1.9 billion3.7%
8.Hong Kong$1.8 billion3.6%
9.Belgium$1.7 billion3.5%
10.Spain$1.7 billion3.4%
11.France$1.7 billion3.3%
12.Netherlands$1.3 billion2.6%
13.United Kingdom$1.2 billion2.4%
14.Cambodia$705.7 million1.4%
15.Romania$692.2 million1.4%
16.Bangladesh$616.9 million1.2%
17.Austria$516.7 million1%
18.United States$503.8 million1%
19.Brazil$471.6 million0.9%
20.Poland$469.2 million0.9%
21.Slovakia$450 million0.9%
22.Switzerland$424.4 million0.8%
23.Mexico$359.5 million0.7%
24.Dominican Republic$336.8 million0.7%
25.Tunisia$333.3 million0.7%
26.Denmark$284 million0.6%
27.Thailand$273.5 million0.5%
28.Turkey$268.1 million0.5%
29.Czech Republic$264.2 million0.5%
30.Hungary$236.7 million0.5%
31.Albania$190.5 million0.4%
32.Bosnia/Herzegovina$177.6 million0.4%
33.Sweden$166.4 million0.3%
34.Croatia$157.8 million0.3%
35.Singapore$136.2 million0.3%
36.Morocco$133.9 million0.3%
37.Serbia$119.8 million0.2%
38.Myanmar$115.7 million0.2%
39.Canada$115.6 million0.2%
40.Pakistan$103.3 million0.2%
41.Slovenia$100.5 million0.2%
42.South Korea$73.8 million0.1%
43.Bulgaria$66.2 million0.1%
44.Russia$65.7 million0.1%
45.Malaysia$62.6 million0.1%
46.Finland$50 million0.1%
47.South Africa$42.5 million0.1%
48.Lithuania$42 million0.1%
49.Australia$40.8 million0.1%
50.Estonia$37.8 million0.1%
51.Greece$37.3 million0.1%
52.Ukraine$33.7 million0.1%
53.El Salvador$32.5 million0.1%
54.United Arab Emirates$32.4 million0.1%
55.Kazakhstan$29.8 million0.1%
56.Macedonia$27.8 million0.1%
57.Belarus$26.3 million0.1%
58.Ireland$22.8 million0.05%
59.Nicaragua$21.8 million0.04%
60.Laos$20.1 million0.04%
61.Guatemala$19.9 million0.04%
62.New Zealand$19.3 million0.04%
63.Israel$18.1 million0.04%
64.Taiwan$16.7 million0.03%
65.Colombia$16.4 million0.03%
66.Panama$14.1 million0.03%
67.Japan$14.1 million0.03%
68.Sri Lanka$13.3 million0.03%
69.Luxembourg$12.9 million0.03%
70.Moldova$10.3 million0.02%
71.Philippines$10 million0.02%
72.Latvia$10 million0.02%
73.Chile$8.7 million0.02%
74.Lebanon$8.2 million0.02%
75.Cyprus$7.6 million0.01%
76.Peru$7.4 million0.01%
77.Norway$5.8 million0.01%
78.Kyrgyzstan$5.4 million0.01%
79.Argentina$4.6 million0.01%
80.Saudi Arabia$4.5 million0.01%
81.Egypt$4.5 million0.01%
82.British Virgin Is.$4.3 million0.01%
83.Kuwait$3.9 million0.01%
84.Mauritius$3.5 million0.01%
85.Barbados$3.1 million0.01%
86.Paraguay$3.1 million0.01%
87.Oman$2.9 million0.01%
88.Macao$2.8 million0.01%
89.Ethiopia$2.4 million0.005%
90.Ecuador$2.3 million0.005%
91.Lesotho$1.8 million0.003%
92.Kenya$1.1 million0.002%
93.Bolivia$1.1 million0.002%
94.Georgia$945,0000.002%
95.Armenia$829,0000.002%
96.Bahrain$794,0000.002%
97.Jordan$774,0000.002%
98.Iran$768,0000.002%
99.Dominica$724,0000.001%
100.Palestine$532,0000.001%
101.Montenegro$506,0000.001%
102.Zimbabwe$437,0000.001%
103.Qatar$326,0000.001%
104.Malta$325,0000.001%
105.Honduras$316,0000.001%
106.Venezuela$290,0000.001%
107.North Korea$267,0000.001%
108.Uruguay$260,0000.001%
109.Costa Rica$255,0000.001%
110.Nigeria$249,0000.000%
111.Rwanda$243,0000.0005%
112.Uzbekistan$232,0000.0005%
113.Mongolia$207,0000.0004%
114.Syrian Arab Republic$204,0000.0004%
115.Uganda$198,0000.0004%
116.Botswana$152,0000.0003%
117.Côte d'Ivoire$140,0000.0003%
118.Cameroon$136,0000.0003%
119.Papua New Guinea$134,0000.0003%
120.Brunei Darussalam$124,0000.0002%
121.Free Zones$118,0000.0002%
122.Iceland$114,0000.0002%
123.Saint Lucia$109,0000.0002%
124.Iraq$90,0000.0002%
125.Bhutan$86,0000.0002%
126.Fiji$83,0000.0002%
127.Cook Islands$82,0000.0002%
128.Suriname$80,0000.0002%
129.Democratic Rep. Congo$79,0000.0002%
130.Senegal$78,0000.0002%
131.Andorra$57,0000.0001%
132.Tokelau$56,0000.0001%
133.Ghana$53,0000.0001%
134.Haiti$42,0000.0001%
135.Tanzania$37,0000.0001%
136.Turks/Caicos Is.$36,0000.0001%
137.Nepal$36,0000.0001%
138.Netherlands Antilles$34,0000.0001%
139.US Minor Outlying Is.$32,0000.0001%
140.American Samoa$30,0000.0001%
141.Azerbaijan$27,0000.0001%
142.Zambia$27,0000.0001%
143.Angola$26,0000.0001%
144.Aruba$26,0000.0001%
145.Namibia$26,0000.0001%
146.New Caledonia$22,0000.0000%
147.Jamaica$19,0000.00004%
148.Tajikistan$19,0000.00004%
149.Fr. South Antarctic Terr.$17,0000.00003%
150.Trinidad/Tobago$15,0000.00003%
151.Afghanistan$14,0000.00003%
152.Bahamas$13,0000.00003%
153.Gabon$12,0000.00002%
154.Algeria$11,0000.00002%
155.Benin$11,0000.00002%
156.Djibouti$10,0000.00002%
157.Niger$10,0000.00002%
158.Belize$8,0000.00002%
159.Mauritania$7,0000.00001%
160.St Kitts/Nevis$7,0000.00001%
161.Saint Helena$6,0000.00001%
162.Guyana$6,0000.00001%
163.Mali$5,0000.00001%
164.Nauru$4,0000.00001%
165.Pitcairn$4,0000.00001%
166.Greenland$3,0000.00001%
167.Grenada$3,0000.00001%
168.Guinea$2,0000.00000%
169.Mozambique$2,0000.000004%
170.Cuba$2,0000.000004%
171.Congo$2,0000.000004%
172.Marshall Islands$2,0000.000004%
173.St. Pierre/Miquelon$2,0000.000004%
174.Saint Vincent/Grenadines$2,0000.000004%
175.Swaziland$2,0000.000004%
176.Somalia$2,0000.000004%
177.Turkmenistan$2,0000.000004%
178.Samoa$2,0000.000004%
179.Yemen$2,0000.000004%
180.Burkina Faso$1,0000.000002%
181.Tuvalu$1,0000.000002%
182.Tonga$1,0000.000002%
183.Chad$1,0000.000002%
184.Christmas Island$1,0000.000002%
185.Eritrea$1,0000.000002%
186.Antigua/Barbuda$1,0000.000002%
187.Madagascar$1,0000.000002%
188.Niue$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 17, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 17, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 17, 2017

Wikipedia, Shoe companies by country. Accessed on May 17, 2017

Zepol’s company summary highlights by HTS code. Accessed on May 17, 2017