World Footwear

Manufacturing

Footwear exports: China leads but Vietnam is the success story

Premium ContentAug 30, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021

58.8% of the footwear produced in 2021 was exported

Premium ContentAug 23, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This represents the lowest percentage in a decade, according to the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released. Read more about it today

Footwear consumption in the US bounced back strongly in 2021

Premium ContentAug 16, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today

Global footwear production up by 8.6% in 2021

Premium ContentAug 9, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today

2021: global footwear market recovers from the pandemic but is still far from an all-time high

Premium ContentJul 28, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2021 footwear production and exports grew by 8.6% and 7.4%, respectively. Data are taken from the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association. Global footwear production exceeded the 22 billion pairs threshold but is still below pre-pandemic levels. Last year 13 billion pairs were exported worldwide, representing a partial recovery from the drop registered in 2020 but remaining below that of any other year in the last decade

Mexican footwear industry might not recover until 2024

Jul 28, 2022 / Mexico
The forecast is from the National Chamber of the Footwear Industry (CANAICAL), recalling that the footwear industry collapsed by more than 50% in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic

Italy: being good at production alone no longer suffices

Jul 26, 2022 / Italy
Amid a challenging macro-environment, digitalization and sustainability emerged as priorities for the future of the footwear industry at the annual meeting of Assocalzaturifici held in Bologna

Complexity of a shoe must be considered for a successful green transition

Jul 12, 2022 / European Union
The European social partners of the textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear (TCLF) sectors adopted a joint statement calling for action to ensure a successful green and digital transition

AMF shares innovative solutions with the industry

Jul 8, 2022 / Portugal
The safety footwear Portuguese company held a demonstration action to introduce solutions which have, or will have, an impact on the future of the footwear industry and our planet as well

Italian footwear industry appeals for aid

Jun 21, 2022 / Italy
Italian manufacturers struggle with high levels of inventory as the war in Ukraine continues, hurting badly businesses. Assocalzaturifici renews appeal to the Italian Government for aid

Nigeria's leather industry to generate 1 billion USD by 2025

Jun 15, 2022 / Nigeria
The figure was reminded by Sinmi Olayebi, Programme Lead at My World of Bags, following the recent conclusion of the Kafawa Training Programme, implemented to help drive growth for the leather sector

Europe: fashion brands don't share geographical location with manufacturing

Premium ContentJun 14, 2022 / Europe
When looking into the location of the main brands and manufacturing businesses of the European TCLF industry (Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear), one easily concludes about the existence of a dichotomy between brands and production

UK Retail: retail prospects for the next months lean to the downside

Premium ContentJun 8, 2022 / United Kingdom
In the first quarter of 2022, TCF (Textile, Clothing & Footwear) Retail Sales Index returned to pre-pandemic levels, showing that it is no longer sensitive to COVID-19. However, its positive behaviour is somewhat puzzling: consumer pessimism continues to plunge, most likely due to the rising inflation, which hit a record 7% in March, placing pressure on manufacturers’ costs. In addition, it is yet early to quantify the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on European retail markets

Pou Chen posts net profit decline

Jun 6, 2022 / Taiwan
The Taiwanese manufacturer of branded sports footwear reported a drop of 26.1% in net profit in the first quarter of 2022 due to fewer investment gains from its Nan Shan Life Insurance unit

Arnaud Haefelin: exports are the main driver of the French leather goods sector

Premium ContentMay 26, 2022 / France
We spoke with Arnaud Haefelin, who is the President of the French Leather Goods Federation (FFM), to discuss the priorities of his third term at the helm of the association
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