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Footwear Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Footwear Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C15.200 | Apr 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.

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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 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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Footwear Manufacturing industry has a moderate level of market share concentration with the four largest firms accounting for an estimated 41% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Over the five years through 2016-17, market share concentration has increased as many firms engaged in merger and acquisition activity, or left the industry all together. A number of large companies in the industry manufacture high-end men's footwear, where demand is anticipated to remain strong. Specialist operators are likely to try to capture market share and enter the industry in the knowledge that conditions for high-value products are favourable. The larger firms are expected to expand their operations and product ranges. Alt.. 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

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