World Footwear

Trade

The wary recovery of Brazilian exports

Jan 23, 2018 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, 2017 was a better year if compared to recent ones, but results are still far from the maximum achieved by Brazilian exports in the past. Currency fluctuations continue to impact the performance

European exports with positive semester

Jan 16, 2018 / European Union
During the first half of 2017 the European Union as a whole exported 20.56 billion euros of footwear, registering a 7.0% increased from similar period last year

Good semester for footwear in Bangladesh

Jan 11, 2018 / Bangladesh
The first semester closed with a positive performance by the footwear industry (growing from similar period last year and above their strategic target). Different performance registered by the leather and leather products industries

Indonesia's forecast for 2018

Jan 5, 2018 / Indonesia
Growth of Indonesian footwear exports is expected to remain below 10% year-on-year in 2018. At least this is the believe of Sigit Murwito, Executive Director of the Indonesian Footwear Association (Aprisindo)

Belgium continues to strength its position

Jan 4, 2018 / Belgium
Belgium stands out in the international arena as a country with a 2.1 billion USD trade balance and barely no production (less than 1 million pairs in 2016). In the first semester of 2017 exports increased by 3.9% (value)

Portuguese exports grow for 8 consecutive years

Jan 4, 2018 / Portugal
Since 2010 Portuguese footwear exports increased by 50% from 1 297 million euros in that year to a new record of 1 923 million euros in 2016. In the first half of 2017 positive growth continued

Japanese imports slow down

Jan 2, 2018 / Japan
The Japanese market is one of the most important ones for footwear companies. Imports of footwear by this Asian country registered a decline of 5.1% in the first semester of 2017

Signs of recovery in Brazil

Dec 30, 2017 / Brazil
One of the largest footwear producers is still very closed to international trade and focused on its internal market. Notwithstanding, in the first half of the year Brazilian exports grew in volume and value. Production is on a growing trend as well

Uzbekistan exports to cross a new threshold

Dec 28, 2017 / Uzbekistan
As the year is about to close the local Association of Leather and Footwear Producers is estimating the yearly value of exports of the leather and footwear companies year to exceed 110 million US dollars

Largest footwear importer slows down

Dec 26, 2017 / United States
The world’s largest importer, the US, reduced its imports in 2016. The trend continues with a slight decrease in value terms (-1.7%) occurred in the first semester of the current year

Mexico: focus on international development

Dec 20, 2017 / Mexico
Back in November the Mexican authorities have underlined their commitment to promote the region of Guanajuato as an important hub for the worldwide footwear industry

The recovery of Russian imports

Dec 5, 2017 / Russian Federation
In the first semester of 2017, footwear imports by Russia increased by 41.9% in volume and by 32.6% in value. After the growth registered in 2016, the country seems to be on the recovery path

Growth of Italian exports to the CIS area

Nov 29, 2017 / Italy
Assocalzaturifici, the Italian Footwear Manufacturers' Association, announced that exports of Italian companies to the CIS area have increased by 12.8% in the first 7 months of 2017

Indian footwear exports slow down

Nov 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

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
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