Keeping step: Demand for quality products helps the industry put its best foot forward

The Footwear Manufacturing industry is expected to grow over the five years through 2018-19, with revenue anticipated to rise at a compound annual rate of 4.1% to reach £531.8 million. Industry growth has been facilitated by an array of government policies targeting innovation within the broader textiles manufacturing industry. Similarly, the increasing interest in high-quality British footwear has contributed to industry expansion as firms have aimed to capitalise on heritage brands and increased their presence abroad.However, despite the overall positive outlook, profit margins within the industry are expected to shrink over the five years through 2018-19, from 14.1% during 2013-14 to 13% in the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An increasing interest in high-quality British footwear has supported industry expansion
  • Industry growth has been supported by demand for British products in emerging economies
  • Innovation relating to the use of sustainable alternatives to leather is expected to increase
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Men's leather shoes and bootsMen's leather footwear is estimated to account for 39.8% of industry revenue in 2018-19. This segment is largely characterised by operators that manufacture goods on a relatively small scale compared with the output volume of the industry as a whole. However, high-end quality products made as part of a tradition stretching back decades can command a high price, which explains this segment's large share of revenue. Many operators in the segment are located in Northamptonshire, which is known for high-quality men's footwear. The county has a long tradition of being the centre of Goodyear-welted footwear manufacturing. Rev...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Footwear Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Footwear Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from footwear retailers and Expenditure by household income- highest quintile in the Footwear Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Footwear Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture footwear from leather and other materials. The industry also includes the production of footwear parts, such as uppers and parts of uppers, outer and inner soles, and heels. Companies also manufacture gaiters, leggings and similar articles. The industry excludes the manufacture of wooden shoe parts, textile shoes without applied soles, rubber footwear parts, plastic footwear parts, ski boots or orthopaedic shoes.

    Industry Products
  • Women's leather shoes and boots
  • Men's leather shoes and boots
  • Sports footwear
  • Slippers and dancing footwear
  • Children’s and infants’ footwear
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing footwear
  • Manufacturing leather footwear parts
  • Manufacturing gaiters, leggings and similar products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from footwear retailers
  • Expenditure by household income- highest quintile
  • Real household disposable income
  • Total online expenditure
  • Value of goods imports

  • Current Performance
  • Industry assistance
  • Revenue growth
  • Imports wedged in
  • Tightening prof
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry Outlook continued
  • Fruitful future for footwear
  • The next step
  • Moving up a size
  • Table: Footwear Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Footwear Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Department Stores
  • Footwear Retailers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling
  • Rubber Product Manufacturing
  • Textile Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Men's leather shoes and boots
  • Sports footwear
  • Women's leather shoes and boots
  • Slippers and dancing footwear
  • Other
  • Children’s and infants’ footwear
  • Chart: Footwear Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Disposable income
  • Brand recognition
  • Demographics and social factors
  • Consumer preference and fashion consciousness

  • Major Markets
  • Specialist footwear retailers
  • Mail order and online
  • Department stores
  • Other retailers and individual consumers
  • Clothing retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Footwear Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    WagesPurchasesProfitOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Footwear Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Footwear Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    New Balance Athletic Shoes (UK) Ltd, Beaconsfield Footwear Ltd, Church & Co Limited,
  • Table: New Balance Athletic Shoes (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Beaconsfield Footwear Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Church & Co Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Footwear Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Footwear Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A leather or cloth covering for the lower part of the leg.
  • Goodyear Welting
  • A process that involves the sole and upper of a shoe being sewn to a leather welt that is then stitched to the bottom of the shoe. This allows the sole to be detached from the shoe for resoling.
  • Re-Export
  • Re-exports are foreign goods exported in the same state as they were when imported to avoid or reduce import tariffs.
  • Uppers
  • The entire part of the shoe that covers the foot.
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