United States
 
Portugal
 
United States
 
United States
World Footwear
     Newsletter World Footwear www.facebook.com/worldfootwear www.linkedin.com/company/world-footwear
Latest News
 
Nike partners with FKA Twigs
Jan 12, 2017 / United States
 
Asics America strengthens leadership team
Jan 11, 2017 / United States
 
Kohl’s cuts FY outlook
Jan 11, 2017 / United States
 
Macy’s announces restructuring plan
Jan 10, 2017 / United States
 
Spanish footwear exports down by 7.8%
Jan 10, 2017 / Spain
 
Cavalinho, a passion generation after generation
Jan 9, 2017 / Portugal
 
Walmart acquires ShoeBuy
Jan 9, 2017 / United States
 
Shoe Carnival updates guidance
Jan 6, 2017 / United States
 
Genesco expects to meet guidance despite flat sales
Jan 6, 2017 / United States

Popular News
 
World Footwear Yearbook: 2016 edition is now available
Jul 27, 2016
 
Worldwide footwear production reached 23.0 billion pairs in 2015
Aug 2, 2016
 
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
 
Taiwan consolidates investment in Vietnam
Jul 22, 2016
 
China's global share records huge drop in 2016
Oct 25, 2016
 
International footwear trade declined in 2015
Sep 5, 2016
 
US footwear imports drop by 6%
Oct 21, 2016
 
BFA: Brexit may represent a new start for Europe
Aug 16, 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
 
High heels for men
Aug 10, 2016
 
adidas to open US-based factory
Aug 16, 2016
 
Footwear industry in Germany picks up speed again
Aug 8, 2016
 
Lower revenue at Stella caused by decline in casual footwear orders
Jul 22, 2016

 
 
News /Trade

EU footwear imports on the rise

Oct 24, 2016 / European Union

According to data obtained by the worldfootwear.com, the EU has imported 22 360 million euros worth of footwear in the first half of 2016. A 5.5% increase from similar period last year. Quantities imported grew by 2.4%

The second largest footwear consumer in 2015 (according to the latest edition of the World Footwear Yearbook) with a total of 2 759 million pairs consumed last year, registered an increase of its footwear imports during the first half of the current year. European Union imports of footwear reached 2 142 million pairs, going up by 2.4% from similar period in 2015. In value terms imports totaled 22 360 million euros, a 5.5% growth compared to the first semester of the previous year.

Footwear imports by the EU have been consistently increasing in the last few years, and after impressive two digits growth rates in 2014 and last year, worldfootwear.com estimates based on the first semester performance point to a 5.5% growth, consolidating import flows.



In value terms, a significant part of the trade relations taking place in the European Union engage two countries from the region, hence why intra EU imports play the most significant part (57.7%) in total imports. Out of the 22 360 million euros worth of imports, 12 911 million euros refer to internal EU trade. The reality is completely different if volumes are analysed, as intra EU imports only refers to 760 million pairs, a 35.5% share in the total 2 142 million pairs entering the EU countries. The increase in imports in value terms occurred across all main partners, although in volume, some countries presented declines (Netherlands, France, UK, Romania).

Total EU imports from outside the region have totaled 1 382 million pairs, with a global value of 9 448 million euros, a decline of 1.1% in quantity terms and a slight increase of 1.5% in value. 6 out of the 10 main EU suppliers are Asian countries (China, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Cambodia and Bangladesh), 2 African (Tunisia and Morocco) and 2 European (Switzerland and Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Imports from China, the origin of 7 out of each 10 pairs of shoes entering the EU from outside the region, fell by 3.9% in quantity and 5.0% in value. A strong decline in the imports coming from China, with the lost quota not being taken by just one country, but several. Vietnam seems to be on that list, as imports from this Asian country have increase by 6.8% in quantity and 12.2% in value. The same seems to be happening with Cambodia (+7.8% in quantity and +10.6% in value), Bangladesh (+13.4% in volume and +7.9% in value), Switzerland (+20.5% in quantity and +26.8% in value) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (+12.1% in volume and +4.4% in value). Countries such as Indonesia (-5.4%), India (-2.8%), Tunisia (-4.3%) and Morocco (-1.4%) have registered declines in the quantities entering the EU.

According to the latest estimates by the European Commission, economic growth in Europe is expected to remain modest this year. In fact, this entity forecasted that in 20116 the European Union growth will be of only 1.8%. As such, imports of footwear have registered a performance in the first semester much more intense that the economic growth rates for the region would suggest.
 


Related News

US footwear imports drop by 6%
Oct 21, 2016 / United States

Japanese footwear imports up by 4%
Oct 20, 2016 / Japan
 
 
World Footwear Events
Banner Subscribe Newsletter
Banner World Footwear 2016 Buy Here
Footwear Consumer 2030
Guidelines to subscribe World Footwear Public Calendar
Portuguese Shoes on WF 2016
GDS  February 2017
Turkish Footwear Industry
YKK
Next Events

Jan 17-Jan 19, 2017 | Berlin- Germany

Panorama Berlin

Jan 17-Jan 19, 2017 | Berlin- Germany

Premium Berlin

Jan 19-Jan 21, 2017 | Florence- Italy

Pitti Immagine Bimbo

Jan 20-Jan 22, 2017 | Prior Lake, Minnesota- United States

Northwest Shoe Travelers

Jan 20-Jan 23, 2017 | Paris- France

Première Classe - Port de Versailles

Organizations
  Media Partners
  UNIT Publishing House
  Schuhkurier
  Fotoshoe
  SchuhMarkt
  Revista del Calzado
  Shoes report
AboutContactsFAQ´sDisclosureConfidentiality agreementSubscribe Newsletter
www.facebook.com/worldfootwear www.linkedin.com/company/world-footwear