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

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

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%

Spain focus on diversification of markets

Sep 26, 2017 / Spain
During the first half of 2017, Spain exported 87 million pairs of shoes with a total value of 1 376.6 million euros. FICE, the local Footwear Federation, highlights the importance of focusing in the diversification of markets

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

84th edition of theMICAM starts tomorrow

Sep 16, 2017 / Italy
The footwear industry will gather in Milan from tomorrow until the 20th. The presence of some high-end brands continues to be one of the highlights of the event

A fresh and powerful wind from Düsseldorf

Aug 30, 2017 / Germany
That’s the way Igedo described the first edition of the new Gallery Shoes event. According to the same source, feedback is positive from exhibitors, buyers and press

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

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

Vietnam with growing exports

Jul 25, 2017 / Vietnam
According to the General Department of Customs in Vietnam, in the first six months of the year, exports of footwear increased by 11% from similar period in 2016

Nicaragua is promoting its industry abroad

Jul 21, 2017 / Nicaragua
A delegation from Nicaragua’s official investment promotion agency, PRONicaragua, will participate in the forthcoming edition of the Footwear Sourcing Intelligence Summit, organized by the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA)

Retail sales up by 3.2% in the US

Jul 20, 2017 / United States
According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales in the US in June were essentially unchanged over May on a seasonally adjusted basis, but up by 3.2% unadjusted from June 2016
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