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US sports shoe imports total almost $10 billion

Athletic shoes accounted for nearly 40 per cent of the value of footwear imports into the USA.

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According to recent US government figures, the nation’s retailers and wholesalers imported athletic shoes to a value of some $9.75 billion in 2014. The overall value of all footwear imports last year reportedly increased by 4.7 per cent to $25 billion, with sports footwear accounting for almost 40 per cent of this total value. In terms of volume, 2.3 billion pairs of shoes of all kinds were imported into the USA – almost the same number as during the previous year.

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This article was originally published on page 2 of the May 2015 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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