Nothing says cool like a nice pair of sunglasses. Not only is it an effortless way to look stylish, but they also prevent the harmful UV rays of the sun from damaging one's eyes. They can be corrective or non-corrective. Non-corrective sunglasses are also known as plano sunglasses. The United States is home to the largest sunglasses market in the world, generating over four billion dollars in revenue in 2021.
In 2020, the United States exported over 277 million U.S. dollars of sunglasses to the rest of the world. This was a decrease from about 400 million U.S. dollars in the previous year. That year, U.S. imported about 1.3 billion U.S. dollars of sunglasses. Italy is the largest exporter of sunglasses worldwide, followed by China and Hong Kong.
As of 2021, the country with the highest per capita volume sales of sunglasses was U.S., at 0.29 sunglasses per person. Russia, Brazil, and Canada had a per-capita volume of 0.23 pieces in the same year. A 2019 survey found that over 80 percent of Americans wore sunglasses in the summer season. In winter, less than a third of American consumers wore sunglasses.
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