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Bangladesh Central Bank lowers export incentives

Feb 9, 2024 / Bangladesh
Bangladesh has announced cuts to export incentives in almost all sectors as the country prepares to exit Least Developed Country status in 2026. The leather industry is one of the hardest hit

World Footwear Voices: interview with Sergio Dulio from UITIC

Premium ContentJan 29, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Sergio Dulio, who took on the Presidency of UITIC last year. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Volume increase in Brazilian leather exports in 2023

Jan 24, 2024 / Brazil
In 2023, Brazilian exports of hides and skins rose by 13.0% in area and 21.5% in weight, as compared to the prior year. But in value terms, leather exports were down by 8.3% over 2022

World Footwear Voices: interview with Eddy Widjanarko from APRISINDO

Premium ContentJan 22, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Eddy Widjanarko from APRISINDO, the Indonesian Footwear Association. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Portuguese shoes find their way to 173 countries

Jan 22, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry currently exports more than 90% of its production. As a result, 76 million pairs of shoes are sold in more than 170 countries on five continents

Spain Retail: clouds are lifting for retail

Premium ContentJan 19, 2024 / World Footwear Reports
Despite some concerns about inflation, retailers were optimistic about their prospects for the end of 2023, and data on imports at least confirmed a stabilisation in the footwear trade on favourable grounds. Looking at our previous Retail Flash, it’s now safe to say that the clouds are lifting over retail in Spain. On a different note, online fashion has clearly lost the momentum generated during the pandemic

Indian leather industry seeks fiscal incentives in 2024 Budget

Jan 19, 2024 / India
The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) in India has called for several financial incentives for the leather industry in the forthcoming Budget 2024

Global slowdown in international footwear trade

Premium ContentJan 17, 2024 / World Footwear Reports
A sluggish demand in two of the main areas for footwear consumption, the US and Europe, resulted in a global slowdown in international trade throughout 2023. Check the snapshot of the performance of the main players with the figures known so far

Spanish footwear companies bet on internationalisation despite economic slowdown

Jan 15, 2024 / Spain
Spanish companies continue to work towards internationalisation, despite the difficult period the footwear sector is experiencing due to inflation and falling consumption, says FICE

Brazil closes 2023 with exports in the red

Jan 11, 2024 / Brazil
The performance of Brazilian footwear on the US market dragged down annual results. Last year, exports in this category fell by 16.6% in volume and 10.8% in value, as compared to 2022

Bangladeshi leather footwear exports down by 33%

Jan 9, 2024 / Bangladesh
In the first half of the fiscal year 2023-2024, Bangladesh’s leather footwear exports fell by 33% year-over-year, leading to an overall decline in the country’s leather exports

Weak third quarter for Italian footwear trade

Jan 5, 2024 / Italy
After a positive start to 2023, Italian footwear stumbled in the third quarter of the year, with exports down by 7.2% in value and 12.3% in volume, as compared to the same period of 2022

World Footwear Voices: interview with Haroldo Ferreira from ABICALÇADOS

Premium ContentDec 11, 2023 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Haroldo Ferreira, Executive President of ABICALÇADOS, the Brazilian Footwear Industry Association. This is the first episode of the new World Footwear Voices

Bangladeshi leather exports on a downward trend

Dec 11, 2023 / Bangladesh
Bangladesh's leather exports have been on a downward trend, mainly due to the performance of the leather footwear segment, whose exports fell by 34.75% year-on-year from July to November

Simac Tanning Tech 2023: paving the way for a digital and sustainable transition

Dec 7, 2023 / Italy
The international exhibition of machinery and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries demonstrated the vitality of a strategic sector for the Italian economy, committed to a digital and sustainable transition
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