Export of Chinese made leather footwear in the first eight months of 2012 earned US$7.3 billion with exports of 560 million pairs, recording declined of 2.3% and 11.6% respectively. The decline is 11% and 5.7% less than in 2011.

The import of leather footwear into China was 15.1 million pairs valued at US$720 million over the same period, both increased by 19.7% and 26.8% compared to the year before.