In 2010, shoe production in Russia increased markedly. Compared to 2009, the growth amounted to 69%, and the total production volume exceeded 90 million pairs.
This growth was caused by protectionist measures on the part of the Russian government, in particular, the introduction of a duty on imported footwear and a reduction in tariffs for the supply of shoe components. And also a change in the accounting system - now felted and special shoes have become part of the shoe market. Previously, these types of shoes were not included in the overall statistics. This was reported by IA INFOLine.
The Central Federal District was the leader among federal districts in the structure of Russian footwear production in 2010, accounting for about 39% of the gross output of shoes. The second place was occupied by the Southern Federal District (including the North Caucasian Federal District) with a share of almost 29%. In the Volga Federal District, 14% of all domestic shoes was produced. The shares of the remaining federal districts are less significant.
In the regional structure of Russian footwear production 19,% of production is concentrated in the Krasnodar Territory. In the Moscow region, 9% of footwear was produced, and the producers of the Vladimir region accounted for 7% of total shoe production.
Astrakhan and Tver regions are also among the top five with shares in 5%. The 11 of the largest shoe producing regions in the 2010 year accounted for 2 / 3 gross Russian production of these products.