India Second Largest Producer of Footwear

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India is the second largest global producer of footwear after China, accounting for 9.57% of global footwear production of 23.00 billion pairs.

India produces 2200 million pairs of different categories of footwear, out of which, 95% is being sold in the domestic market.

The major production centers in India are: Chennai, Ranipet and Ambur in Tamil Nadu, Udyong Nagar, Mangolpuri and Narela in New Delhi, Kanpur, Agra, Noida and Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Jalandhar and Ludhiana in Punjab, Karnal, Sonepat, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Bahadurgarh in Haryana, Pune and Mumbai in Maharashtra, Kolkata in West Bengal, Jaipur in Rajashtan, Calicut and Ernakulam in Kerala.

About 1.10 million workers are engaged in the footwear manufacturing industry.

Footwear exported from India are: Dress Shoes, Casuals, Moccasins, Sport Shoes, Horrachies, Sandals, Ballerinas, Boots, Sandals and Chappals made of rubber, plastic, P.V.C. and other materials like PU and EVA.

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