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Indian leather exports down for the year

May 23, 2024 / India
Exports of leather and leather goods fell by nearly 10% in the fiscal year ending last March, as compared with the previous fiscal year, due to weak demand from markets such as the US and Europe

2023: a slow year for Italian footwear exports

May 22, 2024 / Italy
Footwear exports in 2023 faced a gradual decline, resulting in a year-end figure that was 0.6% lower in value as compared to the previous year. Negative import figures also suggest a lack of momentum in the market

Sustained positive trend in French leather exports

May 2, 2024 / France
According to the latest data from Alliance France Cuir (ex-Conseil National du Cuir), French leather exports slowed in 2023, but still showed a slight increase of 6% year-on-year to 18.9 billion euros

Vietnam retains second spot in global footwear exports in February

Apr 17, 2024 / Vietnam
Vietnam remained the world’s second-largest exporter of footwear after China in February, with a turnover of 1.17 billion USD, according to figures released by the General Department of Customs

Bangladeshi leather footwear exports continue to fall

Apr 11, 2024 / Bangladesh
The downward trend continues. Bangladesh’s leather footwear exports fell by around 27% year-on-year in the nine months to March 2024, leading to a decline in the overall leather exports

World Footwear Voices: interview with Steve Lamar from AAFA

Premium ContentMar 21, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Steve Lamar, President and CEO at American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Brazilian footwear exports off to a bad start

Mar 18, 2024 / Brazil
In the first two months of 2024, Brazil's footwear exports fell by 31.3% in volume and by 22.8% in value, as compared to the same period last year. More aggressive competition from China worries the industry

World Footwear Voices: interview with Berke Içten from TASD

Premium ContentMar 14, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye (TASD). Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Tough times ahead for German shoemakers

Mar 8, 2024 / Germany
German footwear manufacturers are facing a challenging 2024, says HDS/L, highlighting only nominally higher 2023 sales and losses on imports, especially in the second half of the year

World Footwear Voices: interview with Kubilay Genckan from Alibaba.com

Premium ContentMar 6, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Kubilay Genckan from Alibaba.com. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices dedicated to discussing some of the pressing issues around the business of B2B platforms

Spanish footwear exports slowed down in the second half of 2023

Mar 6, 2024 / Spain
After a solid start to 2023, Spanish footwear exports slowed in the second half of the year due to deteriorating consumption patterns and adverse macroeconomic and weather conditions

Italian footwear production slows down

Feb 29, 2024 / Italy
Italy recorded a footwear production of 148 million pairs last year, down by 8.6% year-over-year and a far cry from 2019’s 179 million pairs, after a progressive slowdown since the start of 2023

World Footwear Voices: interview with Marco Guazzoni from Vibram

Premium ContentFeb 27, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Marco Guazzoni Sustainability Director at Vibram. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Portuguese footwear components grow by 13.6%

Feb 27, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear components sector continues to expand into foreign markets. In 2023, it exported components worth 73 million euros, an increase of 13.6% as compared to the prior year

Indian leather and footwear industry to reach 47.1 billion USD by 2030

Feb 12, 2024 / India
India’s leather and footwear industry turnover is expected to grow significantly from around 17.3 billion today to 47.1 billion USD by 2030, according to a strategic document for the sector
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