Beijing – China exported 1.7% fewer tonnes of footwear and components in October 2019 than in October 2018. In total the country exported 340 kT in October, down by 8% from the September 2019 figure.
But, the value of exports climbed 2.4% compared with a year ago. A total of $3.6bn-worth shipped in October, said China’s General Administration of Customs.
Total export volume over the first ten months of 2019 arrived at 3.75MT, down by 0.3% from the same period in 2018. Total value increased by 0.3% to $39.1bn.
October exports included 706m pair of shoes, about flat from October 2018. The value of shoe exports rose by 1.4% to $3.4bn.
Ten-month exports of shoes reached 7.9bn pairs, down by 0.8% from the same period in 2018. The total value of ten-month shoe exports reached $37bn, about flat from a year ago.
Exports of shoes with both soles and uppers made with rubber or plastic showed strong growth in October. Exports of shoes with rubber or plastic soles and fabric uppers continued to fall, although at a lower rate than a month ago.