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Footwear Production

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the volume of United Kingdom footwear production, expressed as a percentage of total world footwear production, in each year from 1950 to the latest year for which figures are available.

[pursuant to his reply,13 March 1980]: It is estimated that the United Kingdom's share of the total production of leather footwear, in terms of pairage, was:

Percentage
19664
19674
19684
19694
19704
1971
1972
19733
1974
1975
1976
19773

These estimates are based on statistics of production published by the United Nations in "The Growth of World Industry", volume II 1975 and 1977. They exclude production by a number of countries including China and Hong Kong.

Estimates for earlier years and other types of footwear would not be satisfactory because the figures are incomplete and are not on a consistent basis.