World Footwear


Footwear in Switzerland – a country snapshot

Jul 25, 2022 World Footwear Reports
Footwear in Switzerland – a country snapshot
Market study published in 2022 and focused on the Swiss footwear industry.

According to the latest data from the World Footwear, 55 million pairs of footwear were consumed in Switzerland, in 2020. This corresponds to an average of 6 pairs of shoes per person, per year. Leather footwear is responsible for roughly two thirds of the revenue of footwear sales in Switzerland.

In the same year, Switzerland’s footwear imports exceed exports by some 45 to 50 million pairs of shoes a year. In value, the Swiss trade deficit in footwear exceeds one billion dollars, and reached a maximum of 1.3 billion in 2020, despite a reduction in the volume of imports.

Data presented in the study refers to the end of 2020.


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