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China’s share in footwear production down by 13% in a decade

Oct 5, 2021 / World
China is the unquestionable leader in footwear production, having achieved a share in the world total of 54.3% in 2020. This translated into more than 11 billion pairs produced by China last year. However, in a decade, the share of China in global footwear production was down by 13%, corresponding to more than 8 percentage points lost and going down from a 62.4% share in 2010

Tamil Nadu ensures investment of 28.508 crores

Aug 4, 2021 / India
The local government of the southern Indian state announced an overall investment commitment of 28.508 crores in 49 projects involving companies from various sectors. Footwear is included. The initiative is expected to generate 83.482 job opportunities

India’s leather industry with two digits decline in the last fiscal year

Jul 5, 2021 / India
The leather industry in India is closing the fiscal year* with a decline of 27.39% in exports. All segments, with the exception of Saddlery and Harness, posted two digits drops, loosing almost a third of its value

Council for Leather Exports with new Chairman

Jun 23, 2021 / India
The organisation dedicated to the trade promotion of the leather and leather products industry. The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) has elected Sanjay Leekha as its new Chairman. Rajendra Kumar Jalan has been elected as Vice-Chairman

How COVID-19 is impacting the footwear industry in Agra

Apr 20, 2021 / India
The local footwear industry had hoped that the pandemic would lose momentum and the expectation was for some recovery in 2021. However, a new pandemic wave is bringing added uncertainty back to the equation

US: threat of new tariffs in response to digital taxes

Apr 16, 2021 / United States
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is collecting public comments on the potential implementation of tariffs to a list of goods from 6 US trading partners. Tariffs can go up to 25%. Footwear is part of the lists for some trade partners

Portuguese footwear conquers Bollywood

Mar 26, 2021 / Portugal
The desire to conquer new markets is nothing new for the Portuguese footwear industry. But some of its more recent conquests are particularly curious

India: total exports drop by 0.8%

Jan 5, 2021 / India
The country's exports declined marginally by 0.8% to 26.89 billion US dollars in December 2020, due to the contraction registered in sectors like petroleum, leather and marine products, according to preliminary data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Bata Shoe appoints Sandeep Kataria as New CEO

Dec 16, 2020 / Switzerland
The Bata Shoe Organisation announced the appointment of Sandeep Kataria as CEO, who has served as CEO of Bata India since 2017, and takes over the global CEO role from Alexis Nasard, who has stepped down to assume a professional opportunity outside the organisation

Liberty Shoes expects 35%-45% drop in revenue

Jul 24, 2020 / India
India-based footwear firm is expecting up to 45% decline in its revenue in the current fiscal due to COVID-19. Amid coronavirus pandemic, footfall at stores has dropped significantly as customers are avoiding public places and encouraging social distancing

Indian leather sector: exports hit by COVID-19 suffers decline

Jul 14, 2020 / India
Exports of the leather sector have been severely affected so far this financial year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aqeel Ahmed Panaruna, Chairman of the Council for Leather Exports stated

Von Wellx shifts production from China to India

May 21, 2020 / India
The Germany-based manufacturer is moving its production from China to India. The project can create thousands of jobs in the Uttar Pradesh region

India: leather industry asks the Government for a lockdown exit plan

May 1, 2020 / India
One of the key players in the leather industry is now asking the Government to set a plan for the sector once the lockdown is exited next week. The Council for Leather Exports is urging for measures

Indian exporters urge Government to allow production to continue

Mar 30, 2020 / India
The Indian authorities have ordered a lockdown in the country to slow the diffusion of the Coronavirus spread. Now, the exporting companies are asking to Government to allow them to continue operations

India and Bangladesh in total lockdown

Mar 26, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
The two Asian countries have declared total lockdown Tuesday. India and Bangladesh try to set several measures to contain the diffusion of Covid-19 in their borders
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