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World Footwear Voices: interview with Ricardo Guerra from CIATEC

Premium ContentJan 8, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Ricardo Guerra Sanchéz, Director of CIATEC, a Center of Research working with the footwear industry in Mexico. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Mexican footwear industry on an upward trajectory

Sep 15, 2023 / Mexico
The Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG) estimates that by the end of 2023 footwear production should be just 5% below that of 2019, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic

Inspiramais talks of design and sustainability in the fashion industry

Feb 2, 2023 / Brazil
The latest edition of Inspiramais unveiled over a thousand innovative and sustainable materials while promoting significant discussions about sustainability and design in the fashion industry

Mexico: footwear imports grow five times faster than local production

Jan 3, 2023 / Mexico
According to the Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG), 35% of the footwear worn by Mexicans is imported. This figure will most likely continue to increase

Mexico: footwear exports on track to grow by more than 50% this year

Sep 27, 2022 / Mexico
The Mexican footwear industry estimates to export between 32 and 35 million pairs by the end of 2022, which would reflect a growth year-over-year of more than 50%

Guanajuato reports a labour shortage

Jul 31, 2022 / Mexico
According to the Mexican Secretary of Sustainable Economic Development (SDES), Ramón Alfaro Gómez, the footwear sector is the most affected by the labour shortage

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

Mexico reduces footwear imports from Europe

May 30, 2022 / Mexico
According to the Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG), footwear imports from two major European manufacturing countries, Spain and Italy, dropped in 2021

Mexico: footwear industry expects to close 2021 with growth

Dec 1, 2021 / Mexico
The Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG) forecasts that the footwear industry will close the year with growth of 25%, on a comparable basis to 2020

Mexico increases exports of footwear components to Brazil

Nov 3, 2021 / Mexico
In the first nine months of 2021, Mexico’s exports of footwear components to Brazil totalled 75 535 US dollars. This reflects an increase of 43.4%, as compared to the similar period of 2020

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

Steve Madden shifts production from China to Mexico and Brazil

Aug 5, 2021 / United States
Driven by recent supply chain disruptions, American footwear brand Steve Madden has relocated about half of its women’s production to Mexico and Brazil from China. According to Business of Fashion (BoF) this will impact the Fall Season collection

Sales of clothing and footwear down by almost 30% in Mexico

Dec 11, 2020 / Mexico
Data is from Servytur's Center for Economic and Trade Studies (CEECS) and highlights a massive hit of the pandemic in the clothing and footwear sales in Mexico. El Heraldo reports

Industrial production re-starts in Guanajuato

Jun 3, 2020 / Mexico
According to more than 600 thousand workers returned to work this Monday in the Guanajuato region, in central Mexico

Mexico: 80% of footwear companies lost more than 51% revenue

Premium ContentMay 26, 2020 / Mexico
As footwear is not considered an essential sector, the industry is living with the suspension of activities and facing cancellations of purchase orders, liquidity issues and reduction in demand
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