World Footwear


Assopellettieri names a new President

Jul 28, 2023 / Italy
Claudia Sequi, Vice President of the Firenze-based Pelleterie Claudia, is the new President of the Italian Leather Goods Association for the 23/23 period. She succeeds Fabio Gabbrielli

2022: global footwear production reaches 23.9 billion pairs, back to pre-pandemic levels

Premium ContentJul 27, 2023 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2022 footwear production and exports grew by 7.6% and 9% respectively. Data are taken from the World Footwear Yearbook 2023 just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association. Global footwear production reached the 23.9 billion pairs threshold, bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels. Last year 15.2 billion pairs were exported worldwide, representing a recovery from the drop registered as a result of the pandemic, yet still below the record registered in 2014 (15.7 billion pairs)

Brazilian footwear exports on downward trajectory

Jul 25, 2023 / Brazil
In the first half of 2023, Brazilian footwear exports declined by 13.6% in volume and 3.8% in value year-over-year due to a global economic slowdown. Performance in the US market has suffered the most

Pakistani full year footwear exports rise in both value and volume

Jul 21, 2023 / Pakistan
In the twelve months to June 2023, the Asian country saw its footwear exports increase by 13.74% in value and 35.50% in volume, as compared to the previous fiscal year

Italian footwear exports grow in value but decline in volume

Jul 13, 2023 / Italy
In the first quarter of 2023, Italian footwear exports increased by 16.1% in value, but declined by 2% in volume, as compared to the same period of 2022, says Assocalzaturifici

Brazilian footwear exports fall

Jun 22, 2023 / Brazil
In May, Brazilian footwear exports fell by 18.7% in volume and 5.6% in value, year-over-year, due to the devaluation of the dollar, the slowdown of the economy and the rise in Chinese exports

Spanish footwear exports increase in the first quarter

Jun 16, 2023 / Spain
In the first three months of 2023, Spanish footwear exports increased by 21% in value due to the impact of inflation, but remained below pre-pandemic levels in volume terms

Pakistan: footwear exports grow while leather exports decline

Jun 14, 2023 / Pakistan
According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), Pakistani footwear exports grew consistently from July 2022 to April 2023, while leather exports continue their downward trajectory

Spain Retail: good signs for retail in the first quarter of the year

Premium ContentJun 6, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
Several indicators showed that consumer confidence is improving, reversing the downward trend seen after the invasion of Ukraine, but overall, consumer sentiment remains rather pessimistic. On the other hand, retailer confidence has been on the rise since January. In fact, the TCF (Textile, Clothing and Footwear) Retail Index (seasonally adjusted, by Eurostat), which had been recovering modestly from June to November 2022, soared thereafter as if Christmas were an uninterrupted season for the entire first quarter of 2023, and even the imports’ behaviour seems to have anticipated a sales boom. Meanwhile, expectations for online sales in 2023 are overall positive, but comparisons with the pandemic period might be misleading

Portuguese footwear exports show resilience in the first quarter

Jun 5, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear sector proved its resilience in a more difficult environment by exporting 20 million pairs worth 526 million euros in the first quarter of 2023, down by 4.4% in volume but up by 6.8% over the same period of 2022

Brazil: footwear consumption to increase more than 3% in 2023

May 30, 2023 / Brazil
According to the forecast by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados), in 2023 the sector's growth should take place in the domestic market

France Retail: prospects for the clothing and footwear sectors are still far from positive

Premium ContentMay 29, 2023 / France
The stabilization of the pattern of weakening French consumer confidence in the first quarter of the year cannot mask the pessimism that is still being felt in the country, especially in the context of social unrest. Moreover, in this reality of high inflation, neither do price increases hide the contraction in volumes sold nor is it possible to ignore the difficulties faced by companies more exposed to the domestic market due to increased operating costs (rents and energy) or even the stagnation of the online channel. Retail prospects for the clothing and footwear sectors are, therefore, still far from positive

Bangladesh: leather exports register a small growth

Apr 28, 2023 / Bangladesh
From July to March 2023, Bangladeshi’s total leather exports increased only by 2.56% year-over-year, reflecting a deceleration in the category exports since the start of the year

Brazilian footwear exports slowdown

Apr 26, 2023 / Brazil
In March, Brazil's footwear exports declined by 11.4% in volume and by 2.6% in value, as compared to the same month of 2022, reflecting the slowdown of the global economy

Indonesian footwear exports expected to contract

Apr 20, 2023 / Indonesia
According to the Indonesian Footwear Association (Aprisindo), the country's footwear exports may fall by about between 35% to 40% in 2023 to 4.64 billion euros, as compared to the previous year
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