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Footwear Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Footwear Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C15.200 | Mar 2017

A smaller step: Revenue growth is expected to slow, although profit should remain buoyant

IBISWorld’s Footwear Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Beaconsfield Footwear Ltd Beaconsfield Footwear Ltd market share
New Balance Athletic Shoes (U.K.) Ltd New Balance Athletic Shoes (U.K.) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue has expanded as operators have taken advantage of government-backed initiatives
  • Footwear retailers have increased their high-street presence, positively affecting the industry
  • Industry revival is likely to encourage enterprise and establishment numbers to expand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operating conditions in the Footwear Manufacturing industry have been difficult over the past few decades due to the effects of globalisation, which severely diminished operators' ability to compete on both a domestic and a global level. However, the industry's fortunes have since reversed and it has grown robustly over the past five years as operators have sought to take advantage of government-backed initiatives that support the repatriation of the UK textile manufacturing sector. Capital grants and an emphasis on innovation and skills training have helped narrow the gap between domestic and low-cost foreign operators. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to rise at a compound annual rate of 7.2% over the five years through 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Footwear Manufacturing industry is anticipated to grow strongly over the five years through 2016-17. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at a compound annual rate of 7.2% to £549.8 million, bolstered by growing demand from abroad and growth in online sales. However, this revival comes after decades of decline. At the pinnacle of the industry’s fortunes in the 1960s, approximately 100,000 people were making 200 million pairs of shoes per year and over 90% of industry output was purchased in the United Kingdom. As in most other manufacturing industries, operators eventually succumbed to the pressures of globalisation and the industry is now a fraction of its former size, employing just over 4,500 people and producing approximately five million pairs of shoes per year. Des.. 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 Total online expenditure and Expenditure by household income- highest quintile in the Footwear Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Footwear Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture footwear from leather and other materials. The industry also includes the manufacture of leather footwear parts, such as uppers and parts of uppers, outers, inner soles and heels. Firms also produce gaiters, leggings and similar items. This industry does not include the manufacture of wooden shoe parts, rubber footwear parts, plastic footwear parts, ski boots or orthopaedic shoes.

    Industry Products
    Women's leather shoes and bootsMen's leather shoes and bootsSport footwear
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing footwearManufacturing leather footwear partsManufacturing gaiters and similar items

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total online expenditure
  • Expenditure by household income- highest quintile
  • Demand from footwear retailers
  • Value of goods imports
  • Real household disposable income
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Best foot forward
  • Building innovative capacity
  • Increasing footfall
  • Pressure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Emerging difficulties
  • International operations
  • Sole traders

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  • Table: Footwear Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Footwear Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Department Stores
  • Footwear Retailers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling
  • Rubber Product Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Men's leather shoes and boots
  • Women's leather shoes and boots
  • Sport footwear
  • Other
  • Chart: Footwear Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Disposable income
  • Brand recognition
  • Demographics and social factors
  • 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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Footwear Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Footwear Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Beaconsfield Footwear Ltd
    New Balance Athletic Shoes (UK) Ltd
  • Table: Beaconsfield Footwear Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: New Balance Athletic Shoes (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Footwear Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    This report on Footwear Manufacturing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Footwear Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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