Washington, DC – Imports of footwear to the US rose by 48.9% in June 2021 compared with June 2020. At 179.6m units, that is an increase of 58.9m.
US footwear imports rise slowed to 49% in June
So far this year, the US has imported 1.2bn pairs of footwear. By the same time last year, that number stood at 866.8m units, a 34.6% rise.
The biggest source of imports in June was China, which supplied 106.1m pairs. China was followed by Vietnam with 44.3m pairs, Indonesia 10.4m pairs, Cambodia 3.1m pairs, and, Italy with 2.8m pairs.
In total, the top five sources of imports accounted for 92.8% of all the imports in June.
In the first six months in 2021, the US imported 300m more pairs of footwear than it did in the same period in 2020. At 1.2bn pairs, this is up by 34.6% on the same period in 2020.
Over the course of the first six months in 2021, the largest exporter to the US was China, with 59.9% of the total, or 699m pairs of footwear. In second place was Vietnam with 24.3% of the total. Vietnam exported 283m pairs of footwear.
The five largest exporting nations in 2021, which included Indonesia, Cambodia, and India, accounted for 94.1% of imports to the US. This is equivalent to 1.08bn pairs.
This is a slight change from the same period in 2020, when the largest exporter was China with 60.4% of the total or 523m pairs of footwear. In second place was Vietnam, with 23.9% of the total. Vietnam exported a total of 208m pairs of footwear to the US.
The five largest exporting nations in 2020, which included Indonesia, Cambodia, and India , accounted for 94.7% of imports to the US. This is equivalent to 821 bn pairs.
Data are supplied by the US International Trade Commission.