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Footwear exports slide in Jan-Sept
Nov '08
According to latest official statistics, Chinese footwear exports during January-September 2008 period, reached 6.57 billion pairs, marking a year-on-year decline of 0.79 percent. However, export value registered US $22.08 billion, a surge of 15.2 percent as compared to similar period last year.

Among them, export of ready-to-wear shoes was 6.27 billion pairs, down 2.76 percent, and value was $20.96 billion, up 14.2 percent. The average unit price stood around $3.35 per pair, an increase of 17.5 percent.

Although the US and the EU remained China's main export markets, those to Kyrgyzstan achieved a impressive growth.

From January to September 2008, China's footwear exports to the US were 1.54 billion pairs, a reduction of 2.02 percent, and export value fetched $7.08 billion, a growth of 12.25 percent as compared to same period of 2007.The nit price was $4.59 per pair, a rise of 14.57 percent.

Exports to the EU were 1.140 billion pairs, a year-on-year climb of 6.87 percent, while export value stood at $4.06 billion, a boost of 14.03 percent. The unit price stood around $3.54 per pair, marking a hike of 6.7 percent.

From January to September 2008, the number of export enterprises was 12,616, a decline of 9.36 percent from 13,919 in the same period of 2007.

During the period, over 85.25 million pairs of leather shoes exported to the EU-27 were involved in the case of anti-dumping, down 7.64 percent from 92.3 million in the same time of 2007. However, value of products was 13.16 percent higher at $770 million.

Fibre2fashion, News Desk - China

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