Leather Shoes Exports by Country

Leather Shoes Exports by Country

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Global sales from leather shoes exports by country in 2015 totaled US$54.4 billion. That amount represents a 3.8% increase in value from leather footwear exported in 2011 when international sales equaled $52.4 billion. Year over year, leather shoes exports depreciated by -6.5% from 2014 to 2015.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar value worth of leather shoes exports with shipments valued at $26.6 billion or 48.9% of worldwide export sales for this commodity. European exporters were close behind, exporting $25.1 billion worth or 46.2% of the global total. North American suppliers accounted for 2.1%.

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 2015:

  1. China: US$10.9 billion (20.1% of total leather shoes exports)
  2. Italy: $7.7 billion (14.2%)
  3. Vietnam: $6.1 billion (11.2%)
  4. Indonesia: $2.7 billion (5%)
  5. Germany: $2.5 billion (4.5%)
  6. Hong Kong: $2.5 billion (4.5%)
  7. Spain: $2.1 billion (3.9%)
  8. Belgium: $2 billion (3.6%)
  9. India: $1.9 billion (3.5%)
  10. Portugal: $1.8 billion (3.4%)
  11. France: $1.6 billion (2.9%)
  12. Netherlands: $1.5 billion (2.7%)
  13. United Kingdom: $1.2 billion (2.2%)
  14. Romania: $713.3 million (1.3%)
  15. Cambodia: $661.7 million (1.2%)

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing leather shoes exporters since 2011 were: Cambodia (up 258.7%), Vietnam (up 108.9%), United Kingdom (up 24.5%) and Indonesia (up 23.7%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported leather shoes sales were led by: Hong Kong (down -34.5%), Romania (down -26.8%), Netherlands (down -16.1%) and Germany (down -9.4%).

The listed 15 countries shipped 84.4% of all leather shoes exports in 2015 (by value).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for leather shoes during 2015. 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$9.5 billion (net export surplus down -4.9% since 2011)
  2. Vietnam: $6.1 billion (up 108.9%)
  3. Italy: $4.9 billion (up 1.1%)
  4. Indonesia: $2.6 billion (up 21.3%)
  5. India: $1.8 billion (up 16.8%)
  6. Portugal: $1.6 billion (up 0.8%)
  7. Spain: $995.1 million (up 117.1%)
  8. Cambodia: $658 million (up 257%)
  9. Romania: $574.7 million (down -29.9%)
  10. Bangladesh: $537.6 million (up 140.8%)
  11. Brazil: $359.6 million (down -43.3%)
  12. Tunisia: $303.4 million (down -1.6%)
  13. Slovakia: $252.1 million (down -41.1%)
  14. Morocco: $215.8 million (up 20.3%)
  15. Albania: $205.9 million (up 54%)

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 2015. 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$12.8 billion (net export deficit up 13.6% since 2011)
  2. United Kingdom: -$2.5 billion (up 0.7%)
  3. Germany: -$1.9 billion (down -3.2%)
  4. France: -$1.9 billion (down -17.3%)
  5. Japan: -$1.3 billion (down -1.4%)
  6. Canada: -$1.1 billion (up 9.5%)
  7. Russia: -$1.1 billion (down -50.7%)
  8. South Korea: -$820.9 million (up 42.3%)
  9. Australia: -$760.9 million (up 7.6%)
  10. Switzerland: -$582.9 million (down -13.5%)
  11. United Arab Emirates: -$484.6 million (down -28.9%)
  12. Chile: -$391.3 million (up 9.5%)
  13. Israel: -$306.1 million (up 13.2%)
  14. Norway: -$282.9 million (down -26.8%)
  15. Austria: -$274.1 million (down -9.5%)

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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RankExporter2015 Leather Shoes Exports% World Total
1.ChinaUS$10.9 billion20.1%
2.Italy$7.7 billion14.2%
3.Vietnam$6.1 billion11.2%
4.Indonesia$2.7 billion5%
5.Germany$2.5 billion4.5%
6.Hong Kong$2.5 billion4.5%
7.Spain$2.1 billion3.9%
8.Belgium$2 billion3.6%
9.India$1.9 billion3.5%
10.Portugal$1.8 billion3.4%
11.France$1.6 billion2.9%
12.Netherlands$1.5 billion2.7%
13.United Kingdom$1.2 billion2.2%
14.Romania$713.3 million1.3%
15.Cambodia$661.7 million1.2%
16.United States$573.5 million1.1%
17.Bangladesh$546.6 million1%
18.Austria$545 million1%
19.Slovakia$506.9 million0.9%
20.Mexico$445.7 million0.8%
21.Brazil$442 million0.8%
22.Poland$409.8 million0.8%
23.Switzerland$379.6 million0.7%
24.Denmark$318.6 million0.6%
25.Tunisia$317.4 million0.6%
26.Thailand$292 million0.5%
27.Turkey$282 million0.5%
28.Czech Republic$267.7 million0.5%
29.Morocco$242.5 million0.4%
30.Hungary$232.6 million0.4%
31.Albania$215.2 million0.4%
32.Bosnia/Herzegovina$174.6 million0.3%
33.Dominican Republic$158.9 million0.3%
34.Croatia$158.6 million0.3%
35.Sweden$133.7 million0.2%
36.Canada$132.2 million0.2%
37.Singapore$129.0 million0.2%
38.Myanmar$115.8 million0.2%
39.Pakistan$103.8 million0.2%
40.Serbia$100.3 million0.2%
41.Slovenia$89.6 million0.2%
42.South Korea$78.2 million0.1%
43.Bulgaria$74.9 million0.1%
44.Finland$67.6 million0.1%
45.Russia$61.8 million0.1%
46.United Arab Emirates$54.4 million0.1%
47.Lithuania$52 million0.1%
48.Malaysia$46.6 million0.1%
49.South Africa$44.9 million0.1%
50.Bahrain$44.8 million0.1%
51.Ukraine$43.4 million0.1%
52.El Salvador$39.7 million0.1%
53.Australia$39.5 million0.1%
54.Macedonia$31.4 million0.1%
55.Estonia$31.4 million0.1%
56.Greece$30.6 million0.1%
57.Nicaragua$29.4 million0.1%
58.Macao$27.7 million0.1%
59.Ireland$22.8 million0.04%
60.New Zealand$20.9 million0.04%
61.Taiwan$20.2 million0.04%
62.Belarus$19 million0.03%
63.Luxembourg$16.4 million0.03%
64.Israel$16.4 million0.03%
65.Colombia$14.9 million0.03%
66.Guatemala$14.3 million0.03%
67.Japan$14 million0.03%
68.Laos$12.3 million0.02%
69.Chile$12.0 million0.02%
70.Sri Lanka$9.7 million0.02%
71.Peru$9 million0.02%
72.Egypt$8.7 million0.02%
73.Moldova$8.4 million0.02%
74.Latvia$7.2 million0.01%
75.Philippines$7.2 million0.01%
76.Norway$6.7 million0.01%
77.Argentina$5.7 million0.01%
78.Oman$4.7 million0.01%
79.Paraguay$3.9 million0.01%
80.Ethiopia$3.8 million0.01%
81.Mauritius$3.5 million0.01%
82.Kuwait$3.4 million0.01%
83.Saudi Arabia$3 million0.01%
84.Cyprus$2.7 million0.01%
85.Lesotho$2.3 million0.004%
86.Qatar$2.1 million0.004%
87.Barbados$1.8 million0.003%
88.Kenya$1.4 million0.003%
89.Zimbabwe$1.3 million0.002%
90.Kazakhstan$1.1 million0.002%
91.Bolivia$1.1 million0.002%
92.Lebanon$998,0000.002%
93.Georgia$972,0000.002%
94.Jordan$783,0000.001%
95.Ecuador$775,0000.001%
96.Armenia$683,0000.001%
97.Dominica$643,0000.001%
98.Uruguay$641,0000.001%
99.Syrian Arab Republic$563,0000.001%
100.Uganda$471,0000.001%
101.Iran$442,0000.001%
102.Br Virgin Islands$420,0000.001%
103.Montenegro$407,0000.001%
104.Netherlands Antilles$379,0000.001%
105.Venezuela$373,0000.001%
106.Honduras$370,0000.001%
107.Namibia$361,0000.001%
108.Ghana$357,0000.001%
109.Cameroon$350,0000.001%
110.Costa Rica$315,0000.001%
111.Mongolia$314,0000.001%
112.Palestine$235,0000.0004%
113.Haiti$229,0000.0004%
114.Malta$223,0000.0004%
115.Uzbekistan$222,0000.0004%
116.Côte d'Ivoire$207,0000.0004%
117.Iceland$147,0000.0003%
118.Micronesia$134,0000.0002%
119.Nigeria$133,0000.0002%
120.Zambia$104,0000.0002%
121.US Minor Outlying Is$91,0000.0002%
122.Andorra$83,0000.0002%
123.Anguilla$79,0000.0001%
124.Fiji$72,0000.0001%
125.Aruba$72,0000.0001%
126.New Caledonia$67,0000.0001%
127.Vanuatu$62,0000.0001%
128.Djibouti$62,0000.0001%
129.Brunei Darussalam$56,0000.0001%
130.Kyrgyzstan$41,0000.0001%
131.Gabon$40,0000.0001%
132.Br Indian Ocean Terr$36,0000.0001%
133.Suriname$26,0000.00005%
134.Swaziland$25,0000.00005%
135.Tanzania$25,0000.00005%
136.Nepal$25,0000.00005%
137.Marshall Islands$24,0000.00004%
138.Azerbaijan$24,0000.00004%
139.Cocos (Keeling) Is$24,0000.00004%
140.Cuba$23,0000.00004%
141.Sierra Leone$23,0000.00004%
142.Saint Kitts/Nevis$21,0000.00004%
143.Cayman Islands$20,0000.00004%
144.Guyana$20,0000.00004%
145.North Korea$18,0000.00003%
146.Turks/Caicos Islands$17,0000.00003%
147.Tajikistan$15,0000.00003%
148.Algeria$14,0000.00003%
149.Angola$12,0000.00002%
150.Eritrea$11,0000.00002%
151.Senegal$11,0000.00002%
152.Faroe Islands$10,0000.00002%
153.American Samoa$9,0000.00002%
154.Liberia$9,0000.00002%
155.Jamaica$8,0000.00001%
156.Cabo Verde$8,0000.00001%
157.Trinidad/Tobago$8,0000.00001%
158.Tokelau$7,0000.00001%
159.Afghanistan$7,0000.00001%
160.Bhutan$6,0000.00001%
161.Bahamas$6,0000.00001%
162.Iraq$6,0000.00001%
163.Nauru$6,0000.00001%
164.Montserrat$6,0000.00001%
165.Grenada$5,0000.00001%
166.Burkina Faso$5,0000.00001%
167.Tonga$4,0000.00001%
168.Sudan (North + South)$4,0000.00001%
169.Guinea$4,0000.00001%
170.Madagascar$4,0000.00001%
171.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$4,0000.00001%
172.Democratic Rep. Congo$4,0000.00001%
173.Malawi$3,0000.00001%
174.Western Sahara$3,0000.00001%
175.Somalia$2,0000.000004%
176.Mali$2,0000.000004%
177.Belize$2,0000.000004%
178.Solomon Islands$1,0000.000002%
179.Botswana$1,0000.000002%
180.Antigua/Barbuda$1,0000.000002%
181.Comoros$1,0000.000002%
182.Congo$1,0000.000002%
183.Mauritania$1,0000.000002%
184.Mozambique$1,0000.000002%
185.Niger$1,0000.000002%
186.Rwanda$1,0000.000002%
187.Papua New Guinea$1,0000.000002%
188.Yemen$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 April 30, 2016

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on April 30, 2016

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on April 30, 2016

Wikipedia, Shoe companies by country. Accessed on April 30, 2016

Zepol’s company summary highlights by HTS code. Accessed on April 30, 2016