Top 10 shoe producing countries in the world

Top 10 shoe producing countries in the world

Have you ever wondered which countries are the main shoe producers? We have;

Therefore, we decided to investigate which is the top 10 producers of footwear worldwide.

Below we show you the list of countries with all the most relevant information regarding the “footwear economy”.

We hope you enjoy it.

10. Turkey (175 million pairs per year)


Turkey produces about 175 million pairs of shoes a year. The solid Turkish leather industry provides a good base for its footwear production, as well as an important supply chain. In Turkey, there are manufacturers of all types of footwear such as boots, tennis, and slippers. The country has about 6,887 footwear companies.

9. Italy (205 million pairs per year)

The Italian country produces about 205 million pairs of shoes a year, thanks to its renowned brands and its important leather industry are some of the factors involved in making its designs and products examples worldwide. Designers here are They often specialize in high-end shoes for women and of course for men. Italy is one of the pillars of the footwear industry because they dictate the trends to follow thanks to its unique designs.

8. Mexico (245 million pairs per year)

Our Mexico produces about 245 million pairs of footwear a year. This figure is largely thanks to the fact that there are a skilled workforce, good designs, and quality materials at affordable prices for producers, thanks to all these factors Mexico has a solid base in its production and in its commercialization to any part of the world.

7. Thailand (245 million pairs per year)

Thailand has an annual output of 245 million pairs of footwear per year. Its main area is the manufacture of sports shoes, student shoes, and sandals. Thanks to a strong tanning industry, Thailand manages to obtain good quality leather at low prices. The sum of these two factors results in a shoemaker country by nature.

6. Pakistan (295 million pairs per year)

Pakistan arrives with a production of 295 million pairs of shoes a year. The International Footwear Exhibition of Pakistan and the Association of Footwear Manufacturers of Pakistan have made this production even more relevant and well known throughout the world. A number of international shoe brands from different countries base their local production facilities in the country as well.

5. Indonesia (660 million pairs per year)

Indonesia produces about 660 million pairs of shoes a year. This figure includes shoes manufactured for local brands, as well as international brands. The low wages and the good quality of work have attracted even Chinese and Korean brands, who are looking for maquila from local companies.

4. Vietnam (760 million pairs per year)

Vietnam produces 760 million pairs a year, in recent years its production has increased by almost 150 percent. But that's not all, 90% of the footwear made here is exported. Vietnamese footwear production ranges from common shoes, sports shoes, boots and sandals.

3. Brazil (895 million pairs per year)

Brazil is in third place thanks to the 895 million pairs of shoes produced in a year, in these 895 million are both exports and production for the national market. Thanks to the fact that Brazilian leather is of high quality and added to the low wages paid to labor, all this has been made possible. Currently, the Brazilian footwear industry is also expanding its export market further.

2. India (2,100 million pairs per year)

La India ocupa el segundo lugar, con una producción anual de 2.100 millones de pares de calzado por año. Su producción ha aumentado en un 50 por ciento en los últimos años. Alta calidad y bajo precio de cuero así como de mano de obra ha hecho tal aumento posible. También ayudó a que los impuestos indirectos indios se redujeron a 6 por ciento recientemente. Los principales segmentos de los zapateros indios se enfocan al calzado masculino.

1. China (12.6 billion pairs per year)

China has led the shoe manufacturing business for many years, and continues to do so with its 12.6 billion pairs of shoes produced annually. Its total annual production is huge compared to the total production of some groups of exporters in other countries. A large domestic market, increases in the minimum wage and overtime paid in China make national consumers spend their income on national products. Being its main client the national market.

9 comentarios

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      Luis G. Zúñiga
      Jul 05, 2017

      Estimados Señores, muy interesante su informacion, pensé que la Industria del Calzado de Italia seguia siendo el lider a nivel mundial. Me gustaria saber como seguir recibiendo este tipo de informacion.Cordialmente Ing° Luis G. Zúñiga Registro CIP N° 34520

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      mara
      Oct 18, 2018

      hola, interesante articulo

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      Laura
      Oct 18, 2018

      Esta claro que los paises con mas producción son los paises donde se presupone que el calzado es de peor calidad, me sorprende no ver a España en el renking, pero supongo que los zapatos españoles no tienen la capacidad de prosucción de estos paises en desarrollo.

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      MIRIAM Rey
      Jan 29, 2019

      Interesante información. Yo estoy interesada en comercializar zapato para bebe. Quien me puede ayudar con información de fábricas en china para poder hacer contacto.?

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        Miriam
        Mar 28, 2019

        Hola Miriam si te interesa las importaciones te recomiendo que utilizes la plataforma de "Alibaba" para encontrar provedores de China, en la que puedes encontrar infinidad de cosas para negocio, obviamente inclinarse a los proveedores con más reputación (años, ventas, y sellos de garantía etc.) para no tener inconvenientes.

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      Cristóbal vera
      Mar 28, 2019

      Buen contenido desde luego que era de esperarse que China es el mayor productor de calzado.

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      Cristóbal
      Mar 28, 2019

      Desde luego se espera que China es el mayor productor de calzado en el mercado

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      Milagros
      Jun 23, 2019

      Hola buenos dias soy emprendedora y elaboró Cocuizas para damas muy cómodas y estoy interesada en incursionar más en el mercado de calzado para su elaboración

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      Mónica Castillo Vasconcelos
      Jul 17, 2019

      Hola ! Me interesa saber cómo puedo conseguir que me manden calzano a México? Ya se ade Turquia o China o ambos

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