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Vietnam is not concerned with the US dropping the TPP
Feb 21, 2017 / Vietnam
Did you know that cork-based shoes are healthier and more comfortable?
Feb 20, 2017 / Portugal
Fourth quarter growth boosts Ferragamo
Feb 18, 2017 / Italy
Under Armour’s footwear revenue hits 1 billion US dollars
Feb 17, 2017 / United States
New regulations for textiles and footwear in Argentina
Feb 16, 2017 / Argentina
Steve Madden acquires Schwartz & Benjamin
Feb 16, 2017 / United States
Aéropostale to reopen 500 stores
Feb 15, 2017 / United States
Attendance at theMICAM up by 5%
Feb 15, 2017 / Italy
What do consumers look for in terms of comfort?
Feb 14, 2017 / CEC

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EU footwear imports on the rise
Oct 24, 2016
Japanese footwear imports up by 4%
Oct 20, 2016
Asia represents 87% of the world footwear production
Aug 29, 2016
International footwear trade declined in 2015
Sep 5, 2016
US footwear imports drop by 6%
Oct 21, 2016
China's global share records huge drop in 2016
Oct 25, 2016
China’s footwear exports down by 12% in the first semester
Oct 10, 2016
Brazilian Code shows the best of the local footwear industry
Oct 18, 2016
Deutelmoser explains GDS move to September
Sep 26, 2016
New online course on Sustainable Footwear Manufacturing is now available
Sep 27, 2016
Portuguese footwear exports continue to grow
Oct 24, 2016
Germany stands out as the main European footwear importer
Nov 9, 2016
Perks, the reinterpretation of footwear
Sep 9, 2016
Brazil launches Future Footwear
Sep 6, 2016
Arcopédico develops new groundbreaking study
Oct 11, 2016
FDRA claims duties on children's footwear have increased 191% since 2005
Aug 30, 2016
Positive start for Bangladesh's leather footwear exports in the new financial year
Sep 12, 2016


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Why did APICCAPS decided to promote this initiative?
APICCAPS has been collecting intelligence about the footwear industry worldwide for several years for internal purposes. In 2011 we decided to release this information in an organized way and make it publicly available each year.

Why is APICCAPS developing this project on their own?
Although this is an initiative of APICCAPS, many international organizations and sectorial organizations in other countries have provided data included in the publication or in some other way contributed to the development of the project. We see this as an "Open Source" project and welcome any further contributions. We are particularly interested in collaborating with organizations that can be useful in the country profile data collection and in the dissemination activities. Feel free to contact us if you have some competences that can be useful for such tasks.

Which number format do you use?
This publication´s audience is very widely distributed and used do deal with different number formats. In some countries the comma is used as the decimal separator and in others the comma is used as thousand group separator. We use a dot as decimal separator and a space as the thousand group separator.

Why are monetary figures presented in US Dollars?
First, data from several of our main sources of information is presented in US dollars. Second, we wanted to use a single currency to allow international comparisons and the US dollar is generally used and accepted within the international business community for that purpose.

Why is the Russian Federation considered a European country?
The assignment of countries to continents necessarily involves some arbitrariness. In this report, we follow the United Nations Standard for Country or Area Codes. More information and details can be obtained from the classification information available here: Some countries are also in a transition area (ex: Cyprus and Turkey are accounted as Asian countries).

Some of the data published seems incorrect or inconsistent. What should I do?
Please, contact us. We welcome your contribution. We have made every effort to assure that the information released is correct and complete, but it is impossible to guarantee that it is error free.

I am the promoter of an event targeted to the footwear sector, what can I do to list it on
Just send us an e-mail to with your event information and we will do our best effort to list it.

Why don't you present a profile for my country?
The countries profiled were selected combining their relevance in the footwear industry with data availability. If you have statistical information about the footwear industry in a country not listed, please, contact us.

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