Italian Business Information Agency Satra compiled a list of the largest countries manufacturers of shoes. In first place is China - 10 billion pairs per year and global market share of 63%. In second place is India - 909 million pairs per year and 5,72%. This is followed by Brazil (816 million pairs), Vietnam (715 million pairs), Indonesia (597 million pairs), Pakistan (280 million pairs), Thailand (255 million pairs), Italy (225,2 million pairs). Each country specializes in a particular type of shoe. For example, China produces mass-market casual shoes, India specializes in textile shoes, and Brazil specializes in fashionshoes at affordable prices.
The United States remains the largest consumer of shoes (official imports are 2,2 billion pairs), followed by Japan and Germany. On the Old Continent, the countries of Eastern Europe became the leaders of consumption - 2,35 billion pairs. China sells 1,9 billion pairs domestically, India - 880 million pairs.