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Average growth of footwear consumption to reach 5.9%

Average growth of footwear consumption to reach 5.9%
This is one of the main outcomes of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. Access the complete report free of charge and read more about the evolution of footwear consumption in 2022

In the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey we've asked our panel of experts about their expectations regarding the evolution of footwear consumption in 2022, when compared to 2021.

Almost half of the respondents believe that in the current year footwear consumption will grow between 1.5% and 5%, but more of them believe that growth will be stronger than that rather than weaker, as pictured in the graph presented below:

On average, our experts expect a growth of 5.9% in the consumption of footwear, in pairs, in 2022, globally.

A note of optimism is in fact the characteristic of the general outlook of the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions. Most of our panel members believe that, over the next six months, the quantity of footwear sold will increase moderately along with prices, which are expected to increase strongly. Naturally, the outlook regarding the evolution of prices may be reflecting the expected impact of increasing production costs. Most of our respondents also expect their business to have “strong” health in the coming months, and employment to increase.

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About Survey

About the Survey

In 2019 the World Footwear has created the World Footwear' expert panel and is now conducting a Business Conditions Survey every semester.

The objective of the World Footwear Experts Panel Survey is to collect information regarding the current business conditions within the worldwide footwear markets and then to redistribute such information in a way it will provide an accurate overview of the situation of the global footwear industry.

The sixth edition of this online survey was conducted during the month of April 2022. We have obtained 108 valid answers, 48% coming from Europe, 22% from Asia, 14% and 9% from North and South America, respectively, and 7% from Africa. Half of respondents are involved in footwear manufacturing (manufacturers) or footwear trade and distribution (traders) – 32% and 18%, respectively – and the other half in other footwear-related activities, including trade associations (20%), consultancy, journalism, etc.

Previous Editions of this Bulletin can be found HERE