World Footwear

Exports

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

Indonesian authorities call for quality, design and branding

Nov 9, 2017 / Indonesia
Ngakan Timur Antara, Head of the local Agency for Industrial Research and Development, said it is important for the country’s footwear industry to improve several attributes in order to claim a bigger share of the global footwear market

Cambodia's garment and footwear exports growth slows down

Nov 1, 2017 / Cambodia
The country’s garment and footwear exports grew at a slower pace in the first half of the year, possibly due to stronger competition from neighboring countries, such as Vietnam and Myanmar

Vietnam footwear exports on the rise

Oct 31, 2017 / Vietnam
According to Lefaso, the local association, Vietnam’s footwear exports in the first half of the current year have reached 7.06 billion US dollars, a 13.2% increase from similar period last year

Call for papers is now open

Oct 24, 2017 / UITIC
Following a long lasting tradition the UITIC Congress will present innovative projects and technologies for the footwear industry, and now innovators are invited to present their ideas on a “call for papers”

The Portuguese footwear industry

Oct 24, 2017 / UITIC
Portugal, a key player in the footwear industry world, is hosting the next edition of the UITIC Congress. 2016 was the seventh consecutive year of growth for the Portuguese footwear exports

Good performance for leather footwear in Bangladesh

Oct 17, 2017 / Bangladesh
According to the local Leathergoods and Footwear Association, the leather industry as a whole closed the first quarter achieving 99% of the exports target for the period. Leather footwear surpassed its target

Kenya wants to scrap import duty on raw leather

Oct 13, 2017 / Kenya
The African country plans to remove the duty on raw leather imports. The local authorities aim to promote more addition of value in the local manufacturing process

Footwear exports down in Mexico

Oct 10, 2017 / Mexico
According to COFOCE, the Guanajuato-based Agency for External Trade Promotion, value of footwear exports fell by 11.23% during the first seven months of the current year

Indian leather sector in negative ground

Oct 3, 2017 / India
India’s export of leather and leather products for the last financial year reached 5 665.91 million US dollars, compared to 5 855.06 million US dollars in the previous year. This represents a decline of 3.23%

Currency fluctuation continues to impact Brazil's exports

Sep 19, 2017 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association, the country’s footwear exports continue to suffer negative impacts from currency fluctuation. Analysis should focus on the volumes sold abroad

Is the footwear industry in a new phase?

Aug 22, 2017 / World Footwear Yearbook
After sustained growth over the last decade, worldwide footwear exports have fallen (in volume and in value) over the last two years. Asia is still the powerhouse of the industry but has lost pace and Europe gained ground. Are we at the verge of a new phase?

Iconic Take II: For men only

Aug 22, 2017 / Portugal
Iconic is the Portuguese Shoes Campaign for 2017. So far, actress Victoria Guerra has been on spotlight giving life to six icons summarizing the history of an industry. Now is time for the men

Worldwide footwear exports in decline

Aug 15, 2017 / World Footwear Yearbook
Over the last two years exports have fallen by 6% in volume and by 8% in value, according to the 2017 edition of the World Footwear Yearbook, just launched by APICCAPS

Brazilian footwear exports return to growth

Aug 4, 2017 / Brazil
Although impaired by the recent appreciation of the real against the US dollar, Brazilian footwear exports recorded a 14.7% increase in value in the period between January and July
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