Washington, DC – Imports of footwear to the US in 2020 were almost unchanged from 2019, at 1.8bn pairs.
US footwear imports almost unchanged in 2020
Over the course of the year, the largest exporter was China, with 62% of the total, or 1.1bn pairs of footwear. In second place was Vietnam, with 23% of the total. Vietnam exported a total of 425m pairs of footwear. The five largest exporting nations in 2020, which included Indonesia, Cambodia, and India, accounted for more than 94% of imports to the US. This is equivalent to 1.7bn pairs.
In 2019, China was the largest exporter, with 84% of the total, or 1.6bn pairs of footwear. In second place was Indonesia, with 6.0%, or 114m pairs. The five largest exporting nations in 2020, which included Cambodia, India and Italy, accounted for 95% of imports to the US. This is equivalent to 1.8bn pairs.
In December 2020, the most recent month for which data are available, imports rose 10% to 159m units, or14.3m more than December 2019.
The biggest source of imports in December was China, which supplied 97.8m pairs. China was followed by Vietnam with 34.5m pairs, Indonesia 9.9m pairs, Cambodia 5.6m pairs, and Italy with 1.7m pairs.
In total, the top five sources of imports accounted for 94% of all the imports in December.
Information supplied by the US International Trade Commission.