Japanese Customs statistics show that in 2004 Japan imported footwear 3,261,000,000 U.S. dollars, compared with 2003, an increase of 6.31 percent. The main importing countries, including China, Italy, Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia, Japan in 2004 from the above-mentioned five countries footwear imports its footwear products were imported 63.8 percent of the total, 10.44 percent, 3.44 percent, 2.98 percent and 2.72 percent , Imports from China amounted to 2,228,000,000 U.S. dollars, compared with 2003, an increase of 6.38 percent. In regard to the number of the Japanese market in 2004 imported a total of 519,000,000 pairs of Chengpin Xie, an increase of 5.14 percent. China's imports from the 473,000,000 pairs, accounting for Japan in 2004 Cheng Pinxie 91% of the total imports, compared to 2003 increased by 5.22 percent. Cheng Pinxie Japan in 2004 imported an average price of 8.66 U.S. dollars per pair, the average price of imports from China to double per 6.77 U.S. dollars.
The first two months of this year, Japanese imports of footwear amounted to 588,000,000 U.S. dollars, compared with the same period last year, an increase of 12%, imports from China amounted to 380,000,000 U.S. dollars, accounting for the same period of Japan's total imports of footwear 64.69 percent last year Compared to the same period increased by 11.95 percent.