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US Footwear Imports Stumbled in 2020, Led by China’s 37.6% Step Down

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As demand crumbled from the economic impact of the coronavirus, U.S. footwear imports tumbled 22.8 percent in 2020 to a value of $19.66 billion, according to the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA). Chinese imports suffered the biggest impact, as the still-top supplier’s shipments fell 37.6 percent for the year to $7.95 billion….

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