US rep­re­sent less than 20% of the world im­ports

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In the cur­rent decade, Asia’s share of world im­ports has al­ready risen by 5 per­cent­age points to 25.6%, putting it slightly ahead of North Amer­ica as the sec­ond tar­get mar­ket for footwear trade. Europe con­tin­ues to lead world footwear im­ports and in 2016 its share, both in value (48%) and vol­ume (37%), reached the high­est lev­els in five years. The United States (US ), the num­ber one im­porter of footwear, which had a quota of 22.1% in 2010, only rep­re­sented 19.6% of global im­ports last year. 2016 was the first year the US ac­counted for less than 20% of the world im­ports. The World Footwear Year­book, a project de­vel­oped since 2011, analy­ses the most im­por­tant trends within the world­wide Footwear in­dus­try and of­fers a com­pre­hen­sive pic­ture of the footwear in­dus­try (for more in­for­ma­tion fol­low this link In its most re­cent edi­tion the pub­li­ca­tion presents sta­tis­tics by 2016, both in quan­tity and value, giv­ing a pic­ture of the po­si­tion­ing of the main play­ers tak­ing into ac­count pro­duc­tion, con­sump­tion, ex­ports and im­ports. The pub­li­ca­tion also in­cludes an in­di­vid­ual anal­y­sis of dozens of mar­kets, as well as the evo­lu­tion of the main world play­ers in this sec­tor, with 79 coun­tries un­der anal­y­sis.

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