World Footwear


Brazilian footwear production increases by 4.5%

Nov 16, 2017 / Brazil
According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), from January to August this year, production of footwear and footwear parts increased by 4.5%, compared to similar period in 2016

China loses share while worldwide production stalls

Aug 8, 2017 / World Footwear Yearbook
China continues to loose share in worldwide production, according to the 2017 edition of the World Footwear Yearbook, just launched by APICCAPS

India has potential to increase production

Aug 4, 2017 / India
The Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar went even further saying that India has the potential to become the biggest footwear producer by 2020

Undandy to open own factory

Jul 24, 2017 / Portugal
The company founded in 2015 is planning to invest one million euros to set up its own factory in São João da Madeira, one of the most relevant regions for footwear manufacturing in Portugal

4 alternatives to leather

Jun 5, 2017 / World
Leather is probably one of the most used materials in the footwear and the apparel industry. However, new materials are becoming popular

Challenges & opportunities in sourcing countries

May 26, 2017 / World
With the demographic & economic changes that are occurring, will China remain as the main sourcing country for footwear?

Indian footwear exports slow down

Mar 28, 2017 / India
The second largest footwear producer has registered a drop in exports in the first half of 2017. Declines in most of the country's main destination markets

Kenya to launch a strategy to revamp the leather sector

Mar 7, 2017 / Kenya
Confirmation comes from the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperation, Mr. Adan Mohamed

Uzbekistan sets output target for the next four years

Jan 5, 2017 / Uzbekistan
According to the local authorities the Leather and Footwear Industry of Uzbekistan intends to produce output worth 1.68 billion US dollars in the next four years

Consumption of footwear continues to slowdown in Argentina

Jul 14, 2016 / Argentina
According to a report revealed by consulting firm Economic Research Sector apparent consumption of footwear registered a decline of 1.6% between January and May

Footwear exports in Vietnam near the 5 billion US dollars

Jun 17, 2016 / Vietnam
The leather and footwear sector’s exports reached nearly 5 billion US dollars in the first five months of this year, up by 6% compared to similar period last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade

Duong Le from LEFASO live on World Footwear

May 16, 2016 / Vietnam
Aiming to get an updated view of the state of the footwear industry in Vietnam we spoke to the sector's association

Argentina: Production down and imports up worry local industry

May 4, 2016 / Argentina
The head of the Chamber of the Footwear Industry in Cordoba, Miguel Hames, has announced that production levels in local factories are roughly 40% below the levels registered by this time last year

Kenya to ban imports of low quality leather

May 3, 2016 / Kenya
The country plans to put in place rules to ensure that all leather imports meet quality standards

Slowdown in Argentina's demand

Apr 11, 2016 / Argentina
Estimates seem to indicate that domestic demand fell by 20% in the first quarter of 2016, while imports increased by 4%
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