China's exports of footwear declined by 4.8 percent to 298.8 billion yuan renmimbi (€41,973.9m-$46,048.6m) during the first 11 months of 2015, according to latest trade figures from China's customs administration. Lower leather prices and the declining Russian market could be two important factors. Contrasting figures have come from China lately. The most detailed statistics supplied by the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) for the first eight months of this year show that the country's shoe exports declined in value by 3.5 percent to $34.7 billion for the period, with a 35.9 percent decrease in exports to Russia. Leather shoes were off by 9 percent, and synthetic/rubber shoes went down by 5.1 percent to $17.5 million. Conversely, exports of canvas shoes increased by 7.1 percent to $8.3 billion.