Data and Analysis

The latest insights and analysis about the international footwear market including market sizes, growth, drivers and trends on a country, regional and global level as well as our annual ranking of the global casual footwear companies and quarterly stock performers analysis.

Latest data & analysis

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    Stocks of U.S. footwear companies rebound sharply in Q1


    The shares of the American footwear companies rebounded sharply in the first quarter of 2021 as the sector recovers from the market turbulence caused last year by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Footwear companies take sustainability in their stride


    Hardly a day goes by without a footwear company or a component supplier announcing a more sustainable product, a recycling program or an environmentally-friendly scheme. Such a flurry of initiatives is motivated by growing consumer and regulatory pressure as well as greater corporate consciousness. Nevertheless, the shift to more sustainable ...

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    Stocks of footwear companies fell by 16.3% in 2020


    Well functioning financial markets are providers of information and signals. We are analyzing last year’s performance of footwear companies, but also of luxury goods and e-commerce companies with a strong footwear component, to see how markets perceived some of the key players of our industry.

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    How Covid-19 has impacted companies’ trade show budgets


    It has become commonplace to say that the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated trends that were already underway with the digitalization of the economy and society in general.

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    Diversity and inclusion are a growing corporate issue


    In 2020, the year of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, diversity and inclusion burst onto the public agenda. The theme has emerged on companies’ radars, too. Diversity and inclusion are increasingly criteria by which companies are evaluated. And, while some footwear and sportswear brands have come under fire for ...

  • Global footwear market to grow 2% a year to 2024 - Technavio


    The global footwear market is expected to grow by an annual average of over 2 percent in the period running from 2020 to 2024, according to a report published by the research and advisory company Technavio. The increase would add $42.1 billion to the market’s overall size.

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    ​Global footwear demand seen down by 22.2% in 2020


    Global demand for footwear is expected to fall by 22.2 percent this year, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an updated forecast made by a panel of experts for the latest Business Condition Survey of World Footwear. In its April edition, panelists had estimated the decline ...