Following a postrecessionary revenue boost, the Shoe and Footwear Manufacturing industry has resumed its historic decline. While industry revenue displayed moderate volatility, IBISWorld expects the industry to resume its downward trajectory over the five years to 2016. Over the five years to 2021, two of the most significant indutry-relevant developments will be the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the application of the Berry Amendment to this industry. A by-product of the implementation of the TPP will be the opening up of the industry to competition from imports sourced from Vietnam, which is the second-largest exporter of shoes to the United States. Such a result would likely accelerate the decline of footwear manufacturing in the United States, as domestic producers will be unable to compete with an influx of low-cost imports into the country. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to decline over the five years to 2021, as both import growth and industry export decline will slow.
This industry manufactures footwear for men, women and children. They may manufacture rubber and plastic footwear, protective footwear, house slippers and slipper socks. Operators also manufacture men’s or women’s footwear designed for casual, formal and work environments. These products also include men’s or women’s shoes with rubber or plastic soles and leather or vinyl uppers.
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.