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Shoe Production by Country 2024

Over 22 billion pairs of shoes are produced worldwide each year, with a quarter of these being sneakers. China, leading the global production, manufactures 60% of all shoes, totaling 13 billion pairs, catering to both domestic and international markets. Vietnam follows, exporting over a billion pairs annually, valued at $20.78 billion, supported by its 2,200 shoe factories. Indonesia ranks third in production and fifth in exports, producing 1.4 billion pairs worth $5.19 billion each year.

Turkey's 33 footwear companies produce 600 million pairs annually, amounting to 328,000 pairs daily, with a market value of $6.08 billion and growing. Italy, as the fifth-largest global producer and the top in the European Union, produces 148.8 million pairs yearly, exporting shoes worth over eight billion Euros.

Mexico's 8,996 factories produce 250 million pairs annually, with Guanajuato alone accounting for 156.2 million pairs. Thailand manufactures 245 million pairs yearly, including various types like sneakers, sandals, and leather shoes, aiming for a $2.66 billion market value in 2023. Pakistan, with its 80,000 factories, produces 483 million pairs annually, mainly exporting to the US, Europe, and Arab countries.

Brazil, known for high-quality brands like Calvin Klein, Neiman Marcus, and Gucci, produces 800 million pairs each year. The United States, the tenth-largest shoe producer globally, accounts for 21% of all footwear, with Nike being its largest brand, generating $46.7 billion in revenue.

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Country
Million Pairs per Year
Value in Million Euros
China12600
India2100
Brazil895
Vietnam760
Indonesia660
Pakistan295
Mexico245
Thailand245
Italy20514006.7
Turkey175
Germany2106.7
United Kingdom479.9
France535.4
Spain3203.1
Poland741.3
Romania917.1
Belgium35.8
Sweden28.8
Czech Republic66.2
Greece84.1
Portugal2430.8
Hungary175.4
Austria430.3
Switzerland411.9
Serbia211.7
Bulgaria123.4
Denmark15.6
Slovakia550.3
Finland187
Norway2.8
Croatia130.9
Bosnia and Herzegovina183.6
Lithuania9.7
Slovenia104.5
North Macedonia36.7
Latvia3.3
Estonia26.2
Cyprus0.9
Iceland0.2
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What country produces the most shoes?

China produces 54.1% of all shoes worldwide, making it the number one producer.

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