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Portugal: Quality leather goods

Sep 9, 2013 Portugal
Portugal:  Quality leather goods
The leather industry is performing very well, at least in foreign markets.  In the first half of 2013, exports increased by 29% to 49.5 million euros.
The sector is growing in almost all segments as "bags" (over 19% to 25 million euros), "clothing and leather accessories" (up 11% to € 5 million) and "other leather goods "(over 52% to 20 million euros).

Components also high

The components of footwear also had a positive first half of the year, with an increase in sales of by 11% to 25 million euros. Indeed,  sales of "uppers" have retreated with 3% (to 3.8 million euros). This can even be interpreted as a good sign. Exports of "soles and heels" increased by 12% to € 14 million and "other components" increased by 21% to 6.6 million.
By market, highlight to better performances in Germany (over 5% to 15 million euros) and Italy (over 9% to 13 million euros) and the decline in Spain (down by 3% to 7 million euros).


Related Organizations

  • CTCP - Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre

    CTCP - Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre

    Portugal
  • Shoe Museum (Portugal)

    Shoe Museum (Portugal)

    Portugal
  • APICCAPS – Portuguese Footwear, Components and Leather Goods Manufacturers' Association

    APICCAPS – Portuguese Footwear, Components and Leather Goods Manufacturers' Association

    Portugal
  • Academy of Design and Footwear

    Academy of Design and Footwear

    Portugal