World Footwear

Trade

Sales of performance shoes down by 5%

Aug 3, 2018 / United States
While the market for athleisure shoes is flourishing, sales of performance shoes are going down

Tanzania: leather exports impacted by levy

Jul 31, 2018 / Tanzania
Tanzanian leather exporters are asking the Government to scrap the 10% export levy on leather exports that is causing buyers to shift to other countries

Cambodia’s exports consolidate growth

Jul 24, 2018 / Cambodia
According to the Cambodia Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin issued by the International Labour Organization, exports of garment and footwear grew by 9.5% in 2017. Growth trend was consolidated in the first semester of 2018 (+11%)

Vietnam: exports revenue to rise again

Jul 17, 2018 / Vietnam
The first semester of the year closed with positive performance for the Vietnamese exports. Forecasts for the rest of the year indicates double digit growth

India and Vietnam solidify business ties

Jul 16, 2018 / Vietnam
A group of businessmen from Indian leather companies travelled to Ho Chi Minh City to met with their Vietnamese counterparts

Increasing demand for Turkish production

Jul 12, 2018 / Turkey
The Turkish companies are seeing a huge increase in orders from global apparel giants and new footwear chains

Declining exports in Brazil

Jul 10, 2018 / Brazil
Data presented by the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association (Abicalçados) indicates that in the first half of the year exports fell by 6.7% in volume and 7.9% in value

Iran's import ban includes footwear and leather goods

Jul 5, 2018 / Iran
Iran is ready to ban more than 1 300 commodities following latest US sanctions in order to protect plummeting value of rial (the national currency)

Pakistan's footwear exports with good performance

Jul 3, 2018 / Pakistan
May was marked by double digit growth on the country’s footwear exports, both in volume and value. Accumulated growth in the year anticipates a good annual performance

Trade in fake Italian goods costs economy billions of euros

Jun 29, 2018 / Italy
Global trade in fake Italian goods such as luxury handbags, watches, foodstuffs and car parts is taking a bite out of Italy’s economy equivalent to around 1-2% of GDP in terms of lost sales, according to a new OECD report

Belarus ban on raw hides exports

Jun 27, 2018 / Belarus
With this new ruling, going forward all deals will have to be approved by the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange. The new ban on raw hides exports takes place in a market which has been traditionally closed

Industry reacts to President Trump’s tariff comments

Jun 20, 2018 / United States
The FDRA - Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America has issued a statement in the name of the US-footwear industry in response to President Trump’s latest tariff comments

Albania’s exports double digit growth

Jun 19, 2018 / Albania
The country's exports enjoyed double-digit growth in the first five months of this year despite the euro's depreciation (against Albania’s national currency), which negatively impacted the country’s exports, two-thirds of which are destined for Eurozone countries

FDRA responds to President Trumps claims

Jun 19, 2018 / United States
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) responds to President Trumps claims that Canadians are “smuggling” shoes into Canada from the US to avoid tariffs

Positive year for Italian exports

Jun 12, 2018 / Italy
Exports of the Italian footwear sector increased in 2017. The industry closed the year with growth of 3.4% in external sales (after a 2.6% increase reported in the previous year)
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