Beijing – China exported 527m pairs of shoes in March 2021, up 11% on March 2020, according to China’s General Administration of Customs. The exports were worth 21% more than in March 2020, at $2.5bn.
Over the first three months, China exported 2.1bn pairs, a 19% year-on-year rise. The value of three-month exports climbed by 30% from the 2020 level, to $10.1bn.
This is the second month since the pandemic hit in 2020, after the previous month, that the country’s footwear exports showed across-the-board rise.
Although the numbers were up, the volume of exports in March 2021 was still below the pre-pandemic level. It was down 19% compared with March 2019, but the value rose by 39%, partially on account of exchange rate variations.