Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Footwear and Headwear. In 2020, Footwear and Headwear were the world's 16th most traded product, with a total trade of $141B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Footwear and Headwear decreased by -14.5%, from $165B to $141B. Trade in Footwear and Headwear represent 0.84% of total world trade.

Footwear and Headwear include Leather Footwear, Rubber Footwear, Textile Footwear, Footwear Parts, Knitted Hats, Other Footwear, Artificial Vegetation, Umbrellas, Other Headwear, and Fake Hair, among others.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Footwear and Headwear  were China ($52B), Vietnam ($19.2B), Italy ($10.1B), Germany ($8.37B), and Indonesia ($5.34B).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Footwear and Headwear were United States ($24.8B), Germany ($12.7B), France ($7.35B), Italy ($6.42B), and United Kingdom ($6.13B).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Footwear and Headwear was 17.4%, making it the 3rd lowest tariff using the Section product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Footwear and Headwear are Iran (44.7%), Syria (38.3%), Egypt (37.4%), and Ecuador (35.1%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Hong Kong (0%), Singapore (0%), Switzerland (0%), Norway (0%), and Mauritius (1.11%).

Ranking Footwear and Headwear ranks 11th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Footwear and Headwear. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): China, $52B

Top Destination (2020): United States, $24.8B

Footwear and Headwear are the world's 16th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Footwear and Headwear were China ($52B), Vietnam ($19.2B), Italy ($10.1B), Germany ($8.37B), and Indonesia ($5.34B).

In 2020, the top importers of Footwear and Headwear were United States ($24.8B), Germany ($12.7B), France ($7.35B), Italy ($6.42B), and United Kingdom ($6.13B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Belgium, $208M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): China, $464M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Footwear and Headwear grew the fastest in Belgium ($208M), Poland ($123M), Czechia ($78.1M), Sweden ($77.2M), and Burma ($65.5M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Footwear and Headwear were China ($464M), Vietnam ($459M), Ghana ($184M), Poland ($166M), and Nigeria ($99.6M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Footwear and Headwear.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.87. This means that most of the exports of Footwear and Headwear are explained by 14 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): China, $47.4B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): United States, $23.4B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Footwear and Headwear. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Footwear and Headwear during 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Footwear and Headwear were China ($47.4B), Vietnam ($17B), Indonesia ($4.37B), Italy ($3.69B), and Cambodia ($2.12B).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Footwear and Headwear were United States ($23.4B), Japan ($4.71B), Germany ($4.37B), United Kingdom ($4.05B), and France ($3.41B).

Disaggregation

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In 2020, the world most traded Footwear and Headwear, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Leather Footwear ($43.8B), Textile Footwear ($35.8B), Rubber Footwear ($29.7B), Footwear Parts ($7.3B), and Knitted Hats ($4.98B)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Footwear and Headwear.
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Product Complexity

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Specialization

The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.