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- Footwear consists of
garments worn on the feet, for protection against the environment, hygiene
and adornment. Socks and other hosiery are worn between the feet and the
footwear, except for sandals and flip flops.
- Footwear is sometimes
associated with fetishism, particularly in some recent fashions in shoes
- People who practice the
profession of shoemaking are shoemakers, cobblers or cordwainers.
- The industry has a £2.3
billion annual turnover at ex-factory prices and exports over 90% of its
production around the world.
- 65% of all leather was
converted into 4539 million pairs of shoes with leather uppers.
- The remaining light
bovine leather was used for the production of garments, furniture and
travel goods FAO.
- The production of
shoes with leather uppers grew by 30% . The production rose in developing
countries by 160% and their share of global output grew from 35% to 71% .
- The expansion in
leather shoe production was greatest in the Far East and to a lesser
degree in Latin America.
- Asia is the dominant
producing region in the world. Its contribution to world production has
steadily increased from 51% to 63% and 77% with China by far the first in
- China is the leading
producers of footwear accounts for almost 50% of the world production.
- In Central and South
America Brazil and Mexico are large producers for the region and it is
expected for them to remain among the top ten world producers in the
- Italy was the fifth
largest world producer in and the main European producer.
- China, the largest
producer in the world (5520 million pairs) was followed by India with (685
million pairs) and Brazil (516 million pairs).
- Italy, Europe's star
performer, produced 425 million pairs. Vietnam left the group, Indonesia
lost ground and Pakistan was the newcomer.
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