World Footwear

Exports

Seventh consecutive year of growth for Portuguese footwear exports

Mar 21, 2017 / Portugal
Sales to foreign markets have grown again in 2016 and reached another historical maximum. Portugal now exports more than 95% of its footwear production to more than 150 countries

Vietnam is not concerned with the US dropping the TPP

Feb 21, 2017 / Vietnam
The Asian country is one of the main footwear producers and exporters, and the US the largest consumer market for shoes. In 2016 Vietnam's footwear exports to the US grew by 9%

Nicaragua to focus on athletic shoes

Jan 27, 2017 / Nicaragua
Several dozens of local footwear manufacturers have been asked by the industry association Camcunic to focus on making athletic footwear

Half a billion dollars' loss for American consumers

Jan 23, 2017 / United States
The words are from Matt Priest, President and CEO footwear association Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, reacting to the US withdrawal from the TPP signed today

Brazilian exports recover in the final stretch of 2016

Jan 23, 2017 / Brazil
Despite the unfavorable performance in the domestic market, 2016 closed with a positive note on the exports side. With a favorable exchange rate for most of the year, footwear exports grew by 1.7% in volume and 4% in value

Footwear exports in Pakistan with deep dive

Jan 17, 2017 / Pakistan
November was marked by double digit declines in the country’s footwear exports, both in volume and value. Poor performance across all categories of products

Positive year for Brazilian hides and skins exports

Jan 13, 2017 / Brazil
2016 registered an increase of 3.8% in exports in comparison to 2015, reaching a total of 193.9 million square meters sold overseas

Spanish footwear exports down by 7.8%

Jan 10, 2017 /
According to FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries, the value of footwear exports has fallen in the firts nine months of the year, compared to similar period in 2015. This is the first fall in such period since 2008

We are concerned about the protectionism in the region

Jan 3, 2017 / Brazil
The words are from Heitor Klein, Executive President of Abicalçados, the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association, who shared with us some of his views on the Brazilian footwear industry’s current performance and future expectations

Authorities apprehend millions in fake sneakers

Jan 2, 2017 / Chile
Customs officials in Chile announced they have seized a shipment of fake sneakers, including shoes from adidas and Nike

Peruvian footwear producers claim 80% fall in sales

Dec 28, 2016 / Peru
Local groups representing shoe manufacturers argue the decline in sales in 2016 is the result of an increasing market share of imported shoes from Asia

Online sales will become more important than in brick and mortar shops

Dec 20, 2016 / CEC
The words are from Cleto Sagripanti, President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC). An entrepreneur and a business man with extensive experience in the shoe industry

Brazilian exports on the red

Dec 14, 2016 / Brazil
According to data analysed by wordfootwear.com Brazilian footwear exports in the first semester were down by 2.7% in terms of value, but registered a 3.3% increase in terms of volume, compared to the same period in 2015

European companies are recommended to diversify their markets

Dec 13, 2016 / CEC
The words are from Cleto Sagripanti, President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC). An entrepreneur and a business man with extensive experience in the shoe industry

Pakistan’s footwear exports show a downward trend

Dec 12, 2016 / Pakistan
Although volume of exports has been stable in the last financial year, value of the sales abroad has fallen at a double-digit rate
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