2004 U.S. footwear market, steady growth of imports

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce statistics, the 2004 U.S. footwear imports amounted to 16,510,000,000 U.S. dollars, compared with 2003, an increase of 5.79 percent. The main importing countries, including China, Italy, Brazil, Indonesia and Vietnam, the United States in 2004 from the above-mentioned 5 countries footwear imports respectively of its total imports of footwear 68.77 percent, 7.58 percent, 6.55 percent, 2.99 percent and 2.88 percent . U.S. footwear from China's imports amounted to 11,350,000,000 U.S. dollars, compared with 2003, an increase of 7.45 percent, while the U.S. imports from Vietnam grew by 44.98 percent, continued to show rapid growth.
On the number, 2004, U.S. imports Cheng Pinxie 2,147,000,000 pairs, in 2003, compared with an increase of 7.53 percent. Cheng Pinxie in the United States imports in lea
ther, non-waterproof plastic, textile face, non-waterproof plastic and other types of Footwear share of 42%, 38.81%, 7.95%, 0.65% and 10.59%. 2004 U.S. imports from China Cheng Pinxie 1,792,000,000 pairs, Cheng Pinxie of its total imports of 83.46 percent, compared to 2003 increased by 10.4 percent. Cheng Pinxie the United States in 2004 imported an average price of 6.27 U.S. dollars per pair, compared to 2003 rose 10.39 percent, and imports from China Cheng Pinxie an average price of 5.44 percent, compared to 2003 rose 5.44 percent.
January 2005 U.S. footwear imports amounted to 1,587,000,000 U.S. dollars, and last year increase of 7.24 percent over the same period, imports from China amounted to 1,123,000,000 U.S. dollars, accounting for U.S. footwear imports 70.77 percent of the total, over the same period last year, an increase of 7.77 %.
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