In 2011, the global footwear market amounted to 21 billion pairs. The three largest shoe manufacturers in the world have not changed over the year: China - 12,8 billion pairs, India - 2,2 billion pairs, Brazil - 819 million pairs, Vietnam - 800 million pairs, Indonesia - 700 million pairs, Pakistan - 298 million pairs, Bangladesh - 276 million pairs, Mexico - 253 million pairs, Thailand - 244 million pairs, Italy - 207 million pairs.
The dynamics of shoe consumption has increased on all continents. As a result, the top ten consumers of shoes formed as follows: China - 2,8 billion pairs, USA - 2,5 billion pairs, India - 2,2 billion pairs, Brazil - 740 million pairs, Japan - 697 million pairs, Indonesia - 526 million pairs, Germany - 429 million steam, France - 424 million pairs, Great Britain - 372 million pairs, Italy - 336 million pairs.
The largest shoe exporting countries include China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Italy and Belgium.
Russia ranks 9 in the list of the largest countries importing shoes - with the import volume of 256 million pairs. The top three are the United States, Japan and Germany.
For the first time in 2011, world exports exceeded 100 billion dollars, which is 15% more than in 2010. In just the last 10 years, the number of shoes in export flows doubled, and in value it increased by 143%.
The average price for a pair was 7,99 dollars - which exceeded the previous maximum price set in 2008, then the average price reached 7,31 dollars.
In the total sales, the share of leather shoes fell to 50% - due to an increase in sales of rubber shoes and shoes with textile upper.
These are the results of a World Footwear study prepared by the APICCAPS Association, writes analpa.ru.