World Footwear

Exports

Albania’s exports double digit growth

Jun 19, 2018 / Albania
The country's exports enjoyed double-digit growth in the first five months of this year despite the euro's depreciation (against Albania’s national currency), which negatively impacted the country’s exports, two-thirds of which are destined for Eurozone countries

FDRA responds to President Trumps claims

Jun 19, 2018 / United States
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) responds to President Trumps claims that Canadians are “smuggling” shoes into Canada from the US to avoid tariffs

Positive year for Italian exports

Jun 12, 2018 / Italy
Exports of the Italian footwear sector increased in 2017. The industry closed the year with growth of 3.4% in external sales (after a 2.6% increase reported in the previous year)

Leather included in Pakistan’s new exports package

Jun 12, 2018 / Pakistan
The country's Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the extension of the existing export package for the next three years. Leather sector has been included in the package

Footwear giants heading to Vietnam

Jun 5, 2018 / Vietnam
Affordable labor costs and free trade agreements with several countries are positioning the country in the pole position to attract foreign investment from some of the largest worldwide footwear players

Brazilian Footwear elects seven target markets

May 31, 2018 / Brazil
The Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association (Abicalçados), the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil) and the members of the Brazilian Footwear program (maintained by those entities) promoted a meeting to select target markets for the next two years

Vietnam: footwear with strong development prospects

Mar 27, 2018 / Vietnam
The idea was defended by Di?p Thành Ki?t, Deputy Chairman at Lefaso, the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association, in a two-day Vietnam Footwear Summit in HCM City

Leather industry claims policy support in Bangladesh

Mar 6, 2018 / Bangladesh
A 5 billion US dollars aim was set for exports of leather and leather goods to be achieved by 2021. Shareholders from these industries claimed policy support to help achieving it

The wary recovery of Brazilian exports

Jan 23, 2018 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, 2017 was a better year if compared to recent ones, but results are still far from the maximum achieved by Brazilian exports in the past. Currency fluctuations continue to impact the performance

European exports with positive semester

Jan 16, 2018 / European Union
During the first half of 2017 the European Union as a whole exported 20.56 billion euros of footwear, registering a 7.0% increased from similar period last year

Good semester for footwear in Bangladesh

Jan 11, 2018 / Bangladesh
The first semester closed with a positive performance by the footwear industry (growing from similar period last year and above their strategic target). Different performance registered by the leather and leather products industries

Indonesia's forecast for 2018

Jan 5, 2018 / Indonesia
Growth of Indonesian footwear exports is expected to remain below 10% year-on-year in 2018. At least this is the believe of Sigit Murwito, Executive Director of the Indonesian Footwear Association (Aprisindo)

Belgium continues to strength its position

Jan 4, 2018 / Belgium
Belgium stands out in the international arena as a country with a 2.1 billion USD trade balance and barely no production (less than 1 million pairs in 2016). In the first semester of 2017 exports increased by 3.9% (value)

Portuguese exports grow for 8 consecutive years

Jan 4, 2018 / Portugal
Since 2010 Portuguese footwear exports increased by 50% from 1 297 million euros in that year to a new record of 1 923 million euros in 2016. In the first half of 2017 positive growth continued

Signs of recovery in Brazil

Dec 30, 2017 / Brazil
One of the largest footwear producers is still very closed to international trade and focused on its internal market. Notwithstanding, in the first half of the year Brazilian exports grew in volume and value. Production is on a growing trend as well
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