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Leather sector in India to benefit from shifting businesses

Feb 4, 2019 / India
The Indian leather sector is expecting businesses to shift away from China and other locations with higher labour costs. They also want to lower exposure from volatile market conditions and are looking for alternative markets

Sri Lanka: revenue from footwear and leather tripled

Jan 29, 2019 / Sri Lanka
According to statistics issued by the local entities revenue generated by exports of these industries have presented a very dynamic performance in over one decade, growing by 300%

India: leather industry aiming at 5%-6% growth

Jan 21, 2019 / India
The leather-based industry in India is anticipating registering a growth rate of 5% to 6% in exports for the current fiscal year, 2018-19, according to the Council for Leather Exports

Footwear is good news in Bangladesh

Jan 15, 2019 / Bangladesh
According to the Leathergoods & Footwear Manufacturers & Exports Association of Bangladesh, in the first 5 months of the year exports revenue of the leather and footwear industries as a whole underperformed according to the targets set. However, exports of footwear managed to grow in the period

Negative month for Pakistan's footwear exports

Jan 14, 2019 / Pakistan
Although there was an increase in the number of pairs exported in November, the value of sales abroad in the period declined by 7.2%. Despite the negative month, the accumulated performance in the first five months is still positive

Leather industry in India: clashes over definition of finished products

Jan 9, 2019 / India
Semi-finished leather makers asked permission for the exports of their products to be treated as finished leather with a view to increase the business. Leather garment and footwear manufacturers reacted immediately

Indian exports go up

Jan 2, 2019 / India
The country's exports of leather, leather products and footwear have increased by 5.25% (value in rupee) during the period April-October as compared to similar period last year

Mixed feelings in the Italian footwear industry

Dec 31, 2018 / Italy
In the first eight months of the current year, exports of Italian footwear increased by 3.7% in value. Nevertheless, a survey conducted for the local Association indicates a drop in production

Non EU-markets stimulate Spain's exports

Dec 21, 2018 / Spain
In the first nine months of 2018, Spanish footwear exports reached 2.1 billion euros and 122.7 million pairs. Although the EU markets are the main destination for Spanish footwear, non-EU markets have been the more dynamic ones. Information was released by FICE

Footwear exports interrupt falling trend in Brazil

Dec 17, 2018 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association, in November 10.54 million pairs were sent abroad for 84.78 million US dollars, up by 6.6% in volume and 1.6% in value. However this wasn't enough to recover from the accumulated drop in the year

EU is the destination of more than 40% of Armenia's exports

Dec 17, 2018 / Armenia
A significant part of Armenia's exports of textile, apparel, leather & shoes have European Union countries as destination. The information was reported by Business Armenia, a Government established entity promoting investments in the country

American footwear industry applauds trade war ceasefire

Dec 10, 2018 / United States
The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA) applauded the move by the Trump administration to suspend new trade tariffs

Nigeria: local association urges government to act on imports

Nov 2, 2018 / Nigeria
The Leather Products Manufacturers Association of Abia State (LEPMAAS) has urged the Nigerian Government to urgently tackle threats posed by imported shoes, bags and belts to local manufacturers

Strong year for Cambodia’s exports

Oct 30, 2018 / Cambodia
According to the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) the country's garment and footwear exports recorded double-digit growth in the first half of the current financial year (+11%). Performance in the second half is expected to be in line with the first semester

Vietnam’s footwear exports up by 11%

Oct 23, 2018 / Vietnam
The Asian country continues to step up its footwear exports, while it absorbs some of the business moving away from China. Double digit growth registered in the first nine months of the current year
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