The speed of expansion in the world’s major footwear producer, China, is accelerating according to the latest edition of Satra’s Footwear Market Predictions. China has experienced consecutive yearly export increases of 3%, 11% and 13% while production in western Europe shows an overall decline.

The new edition provides members with forecasts of global footwear trading to the year 2007. It also includes a country-by-country analysis for the thirty key countries that together account for 90% of global footwear production and 80% of consumption.