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Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing in Canada

While operating conditions for the Shoe and Footwear Manufacturing industry in Canada have been positive over the five years to 2019, the industry still struggles against rising imports. Both per capita disposable income and consumer expenditure are expected to rise in Canada during the five-year period, driving rising domestic demand for industry products. Import penetration is high. Footwear manufacturers in developing countries have a significant advantage in terms of cost structure over industry operators, as they spend significantly less on labour. As a result, foreign manufacturers can keep product prices low. Over the five years to 2024, IBISWorld forecasts industry revenue will decline. An anticipated increase in the Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index, indicating an appreciation of the Canadian dollar against other major currencies, will likely cause industry products to become less affordable internationally, driving down industry exports.

This industry manufactures footwear for adults and children. Orthopedic footwear and specialist athletic footwear, such as skates or roller blades, are not included.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Genfoot Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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