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'85 imports continue to rise in value, quantity
Footwear imports to the U.S. continued to rise in value and quantity last year, but the increase was not as high as in the previous year.
Imports of footwear into the U.S. in 1985 rose 13.6 percent in value and 10.4 percent in quantity compared with 1984 totals, relatively small gains compared with increase of 25.4 percent and 21.4 percent, respectively, in 1984 over 1983.
Imports' share of the nonrubber footwear market supply continued to advance, if at a somewhat slower pace, to 76.9 percent from 71.3 percent in 1984.
The value of all imports approached $5.7 billion last year, up from $5 billion in 1984. The number of pairs entering the country reached 957 million, up from 867.2 million in the …