Leather Shoes Exports by Country

Leather Shoes Exports by Country

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Global sales from leather shoes exports by country in 2018 totaled US$55.7 billion. That dollar amount reflects a -5% decline in value from leather footwear exported in 2014 when international sales equaled $58.6 billion. Year over year, leather shoes exports appreciated by 8.7% from 2017 to 2018.

Among continents, Asian countries sold the highest dollar value worth of exported leather shoes with shipments valued at $28.4 billion or 51% of worldwide export sales for this commodity. European exporters were close behind, exporting $24.9 billion worth or 44.8% of the global total. Smaller percentages came from North America (1.6%), Latin America (1.4%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Africa (1.1%) then Oceania (0.1%) mainly Australia and New Zealand.

For research purposes, 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 2018.

  1. China: US$9.1 billion (16.3% of total leather shoes exports)
  2. Italy: $8.1 billion (14.5%)
  3. Vietnam: $6.7 billion (12.0%)
  4. Germany: $3.6 billion (6.5%)
  5. Indonesia: $2.7 billion (4.8%)
  6. France: $2.1 billion (3.7%)
  7. Belgium: $2.01 billion (3.6%)
  8. Portugal: $1.98 billion (3.6%)
  9. India: $1.9 billion (3.5%)
  10. Spain: $1.8 billion (3.2%)
  11. Netherlands: $1.7 billion (3.1%)
  12. Hong Kong: $1.4 billion (2.5%)
  13. United Kingdom: $1.2 billion (2.1%)
  14. Poland: $913.1 million (1.6%)
  15. Cambodia: $826.8 million (1.5%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 82.6% of all leather shoes exported in 2018.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing leather shoes exporters since 2014 were: Cambodia (up 207.2%), Poland (up 117.4%), Vietnam (up 55.6%) and Germany (up 26.5%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported leather shoes sales were led by: Hong Kong (down -51.3%), China (down -27.9%), Spain (down -20.4%), Netherlands (down -13.5%) and Italy (down -11.4%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for leather shoes during 2018. 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$7.3 billion (net export surplus down -35.4% since 2014)
  2. Vietnam: $6.3 billion (up 47.3%)
  3. Italy: $5 billion (down -13.5%)
  4. Indonesia: $2.6 billion (up 19.6%)
  5. India: $1.9 billion (down -9%)
  6. Portugal: $1.7 billion (down -12.3%)
  7. Cambodia: $794 million (up 197.3%)
  8. Bangladesh: $637.7 million (no 2014 data)
  9. Spain: $591 million (down -41%)
  10. Romania: $380.1 million (down -51%)
  11. Albania: $359.6 million (up 148.7%)
  12. Tunisia: $356.4 million (up 30.8%)
  13. Brazil: $334 million (down -15.3%)
  14. Slovakia: $254.1 million (down -33.1%)
  15. Dominican Republic: $229 million (up 156.3%)

China garnered 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 2018. 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$10.6 billion (net export deficit down -16.3% since 2014)
  2. United Kingdom: -$1.8 billion (down -30.9%)
  3. France: -$1.8 billion (down -19.3%)
  4. Germany: -$1.7 billion (down -24%)
  5. Russia: -$1.6 billion (down -7%)
  6. Japan: -$1.2 billion (down -12.3%)
  7. Canada: -$1 billion (down -9.6%)
  8. South Korea: -$999.8 million (up 30.6%)
  9. Australia: -$781.7 million (up 1.2%)
  10. Switzerland: -$637.7 million (down -4.4%)
  11. Netherlands: -$513.1 million (up 385.2%)
  12. United Arab Emirates: -$401.8 million (down -53%)
  13. Chile: -$386 million (down -13.3%)
  14. Hong Kong: -$371.6 million (up 78.8%)
  15. Austria: -$368.3 million (down -4.2%)

The United States posted 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 in 2018

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RankExporterLeather Shoes Exports (US$)%Total
1.China$9,078,519,00016.3%
2.Italy$8,101,463,00014.5%
3.Vietnam$6,678,017,00012%
4.Germany$3,594,781,0006.5%
5.Indonesia$2,684,821,0004.8%
6.France$2,051,989,0003.7%
7.Belgium$2,010,975,0003.6%
8.Portugal$1,981,063,0003.6%
9.India$1,948,537,0003.5%
10.Spain$1,789,200,0003.2%
11.Netherlands$1,739,189,0003.1%
12.Hong Kong$1,387,862,0002.5%
13.United Kingdom$1,185,694,0002.1%
14.Poland$913,071,0001.6%
15.Cambodia$826,793,0001.5%
16.Bangladesh$676,986,0001.2%
17.Romania$644,701,0001.2%
18.Switzerland$602,063,0001.1%
19.Austria$544,006,0001%
20.Slovakia$514,779,0000.9%
21.Hungary$432,385,0000.8%
22.United States$430,455,0000.8%
23.Turkey$405,008,0000.7%
24.Brazil$394,498,0000.7%
25.Tunisia$383,155,0000.7%
26.Mexico$371,012,0000.7%
27.Denmark$355,928,0000.6%
28.Thailand$297,080,0000.5%
29.Czech Republic$268,414,0000.5%
30.Dominican Republic$247,395,0000.4%
31.United Arab Emirates$242,936,0000.4%
32.Sweden$201,046,0000.4%
33.Croatia$198,140,0000.4%
34.Bosnia/Herzegovina$180,584,0000.3%
35.Albania$164,952,0000.3%
36.Singapore$154,363,0000.3%
37.Serbia$147,320,0000.3%
38.Belarus$144,963,0000.3%
39.Morocco$129,216,0000.2%
40.Slovenia$119,766,0000.2%
41.Canada$101,700,0000.2%
42.Pakistan$99,509,0000.2%
43.Russia$93,320,0000.2%
44.South Korea$89,041,0000.2%
45.Myanmar (Burma)$87,124,0000.2%
46.Bulgaria$65,179,0000.1%
47.Lithuania$60,472,0000.1%
48.Finland$52,926,0000.1%
49.Greece$52,429,0000.1%
50.South Africa$49,445,0000.1%
51.Australia$49,361,0000.1%
52.Ethiopia$46,981,0000.1%
53.Laos$45,846,0000.1%
54.Malaysia$45,470,0000.1%
55.Ukraine$39,122,0000.1%
56.Estonia$34,820,0000.1%
57.Philippines$33,425,0000.1%
58.Chile$31,456,0000.1%
59.North Macedonia$30,969,0000.1%
60.Macao$26,769,0000.05%
61.Ireland$24,969,0000.04%
62.El Salvador$23,167,0000.04%
63.Taiwan$19,939,0000.04%
64.Guatemala$19,489,0000.03%
65.Israel$16,604,0000.03%
66.Colombia$16,307,0000.03%
67.New Zealand$15,014,0000.03%
68.Japan$14,258,0000.03%
69.Iran$13,792,0000.02%
70.Peru$13,540,0000.02%
71.Moldova$12,282,0000.02%
72.Panama$11,862,0000.02%
73.Luxembourg$9,571,0000.02%
74.Latvia$9,098,0000.02%
75.Bahrain$8,447,0000.02%
76.Cyprus$8,291,0000.01%
77.Norway$7,389,0000.01%
78.Kyrgyzstan$7,001,0000.01%
79.Nicaragua$5,984,0000.01%
80.Kuwait$5,520,0000.01%
81.Sri Lanka$5,469,0000.01%
82.Lebanon$5,280,0000.01%
83.Saudi Arabia$5,014,0000.01%
84.Kazakhstan$4,756,0000.01%
85.Paraguay$4,662,0000.01%
86.Uzbekistan$4,124,0000.01%
87.Egypt$3,838,0000.01%
88.Mauritius$3,365,0000.01%
89.Argentina$2,934,0000.01%
90.North Korea$1,939,0000.003%
91.Lesotho$1,918,0000.003%
92.Zimbabwe$1,766,0000.003%
93.Palestine$1,549,0000.003%
94.Oman$1,478,0000.003%
95.Kenya$1,465,0000.003%
96.Barbados$1,444,0000.003%
97.Qatar$1,370,0000.002%
98.Malta$941,0000.002%
99.Andorra$931,0000.002%
100.Armenia$875,0000.002%
101.British Virgin Is.$822,0000.001%
102.Jordan$806,0000.001%
103.Ecuador$671,0000.001%
104.Bolivia$659,0000.001%
105.Montenegro$568,0000.001%
106.Mongolia$543,0000.001%
107.Uganda$513,0000.001%
108.Georgia$503,0000.001%
109.Dominica$416,0000.001%
110.Curaçao$388,0000.001%
111.Botswana$382,0000.001%
112.Costa Rica$330,0000.001%
113.Cameroon$319,0000.001%
114.Venezuela$261,0000.0005%
115.Angola$217,0000.0004%
116.Aruba$187,0000.0003%
117.Uruguay$184,0000.0003%
118.Eswatini$182,0000.0003%
119.Tanzania$132,0000.0002%
120.Marshall Is.$128,0000.0002%
121.Namibia$125,0000.0002%
122.Fiji$124,0000.0002%
123.US Minor Outlying Is.$123,0000.0002%
124.Iceland$122,0000.0002%
125.Benin$116,0000.0002%
126.Zambia$113,0000.0002%
127.Saint Kitts/Nevis$101,0000.0002%
128.Nepal$98,0000.0002%
129.Syria$91,0000.0002%
130.Sierra Leone$90,0000.0002%
131.Tokelau$86,0000.0002%
132.Honduras$83,0000.0001%
133.Djibouti$80,0000.0001%
134.Ivory Coast$76,0000.0001%
135.Papua New Guinea$72,0000.0001%
136.Mozambique$65,0000.0001%
137.Rwanda$62,0000.0001%
138.Burundi$60,0000.0001%
139.Malawi$59,0000.0001%
140.Senegal$56,0000.0001%
141.Montserrat$53,0000.0001%
142.Brunei Darussalam$53,0000.0001%
143.Azerbaijan$50,0000.0001%
144.Haiti$40,0000.0001%
145.Guyana$30,0000.0001%
146.Cocos (Keeling) Is.$29,0000.0001%
147.Mali$22,0000.00004%
148.Afghanistan$21,0000.00004%
149.Tajikistan$21,0000.00004%
150.Comoros$17,0000.00003%
151.Gabon$16,0000.00003%
152.Jamaica$14,0000.00003%
153.Turks/Caicos Is.$13,0000.00002%
154.Serbia/Montenegro$13,0000.00002%
155.Trinidad/Tobago$12,0000.00002%
156.Northern Mariana Is.$12,0000.00002%
157.American Samoa$11,0000.00002%
158.Anguilla$10,0000.00002%
159.Togo$9,0000.00002%
160.Algeria$9,0000.00002%
161.Faroe Islands$7,0000.00001%
162.French Polynesia$6,0000.00001%
163.Democr. Rep. Congo$6,0000.00001%
164.Iraq$6,0000.00001%
165.Somalia$6,0000.00001%
166.Guinea$5,0000.00001%
167.Niger$5,0000.00001%
168.Bahamas$5,0000.00001%
169.Madagascar$4,0000.00001%
170.Ghana$4,0000.00001%
171.Tuvalu$4,0000.00001%
172.Yemen$3,0000.00001%
173.Saint Lucia$3,0000.00001%
174.St. Pierre/Miquelon$3,0000.00001%
175.Niue$3,0000.00001%
176.New Caledonia$3,0000.00001%
177.Cuba$3,0000.00001%
178.Antigua/Barbuda$2,0000.000004%
179.St Maarten (Dutch)$2,0000.000004%
180.Liberia$2,0000.000004%
181.Gibraltar$2,0000.000004%
182.St Vincent/Grenadines$2,0000.000004%
183.Tonga$2,0000.000004%
184.Kiribati$1,0000.000002%
185.Guam$1,0000.000002%
186.Congo$1,0000.000002%
187.Chad$1,0000.000002%
188.Cayman Islands$1,0000.000002%
189.Equatorial Guinea$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:
Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 22, 2018

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

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on August 7, 2019

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

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