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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 2016

Best foot forward: Export growth has been a key success factor over the past five years

The Footwear Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Beaconsfield Footwear Ltd Beaconsfield Footwear Ltd market share
Church & Co Limited Church & Co Limited market share
Crockett and Jones Ltd Crockett and Jones 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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Footwear Manufacturing industry suffered a torrid time over the past few decades due to the effects of globalisation, which severely diminished operators' ability to compete on both a domestic and a worldwide level. However, its fortunes have since reversed and the industry has grown robustly over the past five years. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to rise at a compound annual rate of 5.3% in the five years through 2015-16, reaching £487 million. The industry's strength is further highlighted by the 4.4% expansion projected to occur in 2015-16.

Industry growth has largely been driven by high-end luxury footwear products, which account for approximately 70% of industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Footwear Manufacturing industry is estimated to grow strongly in the five years through 2015-16. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at a compound annual rate of 5.3% to £487 million. 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 4,700 people and producing approximately five million pairs of shoes annually. How.. 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
FootwearLeather footwear partsManufacturing gaiters and similar items

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