Things You Don't Know about China Shoe Industry

Published: 07th April 2008
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The Unfavorable Factors Now Facing Shoe Industry in China


More Cost for Labors


The Uprising in RMB


Raw Material Price Keeping Rising


Foreign Anti-dumping Charges


America Sub-prime Mortgage


The "Red Sea" Competition Within Shoe Manufacturers Themselves





Shoe Export Slows Down


Guangdong, a province in south China, exported 490 million pairs of shoes in January and February 2008, valued at USD 1.59 billion, decreasing 27.5% and 0.6% from one year before, citing customs statistics.





From September 2007, Guangdong's export of shoes began to fall, 18.5% year on year in November of the year and 20.3% and 35.7% in January and February 2008. Besides, in the first two months, the number of shoes exporters in the delta decreased 1,855 year on year to 1,512, due to a rising renminbi, the US' subprime mortgage crisis and a rise in China's labor cost.





China has 40,000 shoe manufacturing plants with annual output of 6.5 billion pairs, accounting for 20 percent of the world's total. However, 85 percent of them are middle and low-end products. Experts suggest that China's shoe industry development should base itself on fashion culture and advanced management concepts, transforming the industrial strategy from simple manufacturing to brand promotion.Half of the country's shoe output originates in south China's Guangdong province, but most shoe factories there are small in scale and use simple manufacturing processes without much added value.





Four Manufacturer Bases of Footwear Industry in China


Guangdong Province


Many factories Close-downs is the must paid price for the industry transformation


Jingjiang City in Fujian Provice


Who will laugh at last? The "red sea" competition condition for the sports shoe in Olympic 2008 is getting more and more fierce.


Jiangsu Province


Brand cultivating and promotion is the core





Making technological innovations and taking the lead with technologies


In recent years, the footwear industry in Jinjiang has been paying attention to making more investment in technology improvement and encouraging innovations in terms of new technologies, new materials and new craftworks. Nevertheless, the footwear industry in Jinjiang just takes the lead in terms of manufacturing equipments but the level of technological innovation remains low, the research and development is still rather weak, there still lack high-end talents and relevant software and hardware, there is no sufficient production capacity of top-grade products, and it still lags far behind the international advanced level as far as studies on new products in terms of comforts and functions are concerned.





2008 Dongguan China Shoes . China Shoetec





This UFI approved event is widely supported by footwear industry. China Chamber of Commerce for I/E of Light Industrial Products and Art-Crafts(CCCLA), Hong Kong Footwear Association, Taiwan Footwear Manufacturers Association, Dongguan Leather & Footwear Association have confirmed to organize exhibiting pavilions in Spring 2008, and will bring in brand new exhibitors, allowing footwear manufacturers and traders enjoy the rewards that China Shoes • China Shoetec will bring. At the same time, overseas buyers express great interests to visit the exhibition and show gratitude to the organizers for providing suppliers with good quality sources. It is expected that the show will attract around 25,000 domestic and overseas buyers.





E-business Web Choice - Finding Authentic Shoe Suppliers in China


If you happen to be a buyer, looking for appropriate China Supplier partners. Would you like to get comprehensive information, such as company business registration condition, actual production, trade, R & D abilities and quality management system, of potential partners quickly? Do you hope that this information is from an impartial authoritative organization like SGS? If you are looking for such suppliers and need such important business information, please choose www.Made-in-China.com. It has already become a leading B2B portal especially in assisting global buyers and Chinese manufacturers to make contact and conduct international trade.





The influence of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to science and technology content of sports shoes product. Nowadays the current of product with the same quality is more and more serious, who can keep ahead of technology and make out larruping and suitable product for customers, who will be favorite. Besides, sport shoes manufactures need improve professional capability, at the same time enclose with athletic sports requirement, via reduce cost to supply bargain gym shoes product for person.





Compared with burgeoning markets such as Vietnam and India, experts said China still has advantages in terms of cheap power and water supply, excellent infrastructure and an integrated industry.





Shoes manufacturers in China now encounter many difficulties due to many reasons stated in this article. But the market is promosing, In Olympic year 2008, Sports Shoes market will facing great opportunities.




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