World Footwear


Tariffs upon Mexican footwear imports to remain until 2019

Sep 1, 2014 / Mexico
Local government said tariffs on footwear imports will continue until the beginning of year 2009. The measure is part of a package set to face what is considered as “unfair competition in the sector”

Ysmael López García, President of the CICEG, live on World Footwear

Aug 12, 2014 / Mexico
The interview focus on the main challenges of the Mexican industry and analyses the performance of the international trade relations of the American country in 2013

World Footwear Yearbook: 2014 edition is now available

Jul 31, 2014 / World
The new edition of the World Footwear Yearbook was presented at the GDS trade fair

Kenya focused on reviving its leather industry

Jul 15, 2014 / Kenya
Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed has named a task force to work on the recovery of the local leather industry

Brazilian footwear industry shows worrying signs

Jul 8, 2014 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados exports were down 3.6% in the first 5 months of the year, while imports boosted (6.8% increase in the same period)

European Union footwear market with solid growth

Jul 8, 2014 / European Union
During the first quarter of 2014 the European Union registered a 7% increase in both quantities and value of footwear imported, after a modest increase of 3% in 2013. Growth also characterized the exports in the overall performance of the Union (quantities up by 15% and value up by 8%)

South Africa footwear imports with slight growth

May 19, 2014 / South Africa
In 2013 South Africa footwear imports reached 211.1 million pairs valued at 948.8 million USD, growing 4.2% and 1.1% from 2012, respectively. Exports stabilized at 2012 levels

Italian footwear industry shows signs of recovery

Apr 30, 2014 / Italy
In 2013 Italy’s footwear exports increased 2.5% in volume and 5.6% in value, and reached 220 million pairs valued at 8 073 million euros. The Italian industry managed to invert the deterioration on exports registered in 2012 and seems to be on the growth path again. Average price of the Italian footwear was up by 3.1% and now reaches 36.73 euros
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