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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

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)

Leather included in Pakistan’s new exports package

Jun 12, 2018 / Pakistan
The country's Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the extension of the existing export package for the next three years. Leather sector has been included in the package

Footwear giants heading to Vietnam

Jun 5, 2018 / Vietnam
Affordable labor costs and free trade agreements with several countries are positioning the country in the pole position to attract foreign investment from some of the largest worldwide footwear players

Brazilian Footwear elects seven target markets

May 31, 2018 / Brazil
The Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association (Abicalçados), the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil) and the members of the Brazilian Footwear program (maintained by those entities) promoted a meeting to select target markets for the next two years

Global footwear together for free and fair trade

May 24, 2018 / World
Wishing to give a strong signal against the protectionist movements recently emerging in several parts of the globe, representatives of footwear national associations and industry chambers of various continents signed a joint declaration in support of free and fair trade

Brazil: new leader in main exports destinations

May 1, 2018 / Brazil
The US have been the main destination for Brazilian footwear exports in the last 3 decades. Now, Argentina became the number one external market for Brazilian shoes

Leather industry in Bangladesh with downward trend

Apr 24, 2018 / Bangladesh
According to the Leathergoods & Footwear Manufacturers & Exports Association of Bangladesh, the first eight months of the year were marked by declining exports in the Leather and Footwear Industry

Indonesia targeting the top 3

Apr 10, 2018 / Indonesia
The country’s footwear production reached 1.185 billion pairs in 2016, making Indonesia the 4th largest manufacturer. Now, authorities are focused on moving the country's production capability to the big three

Chinese footwear industry generates 123 billion US dollars

Mar 30, 2018 / China
The China Leather Industry Association revealed that, last year, footwear manufacturers generated sales over 120 billion US dollars. This is an increase of 4.4% compared to 2016

Vietnam: footwear with strong development prospects

Mar 27, 2018 / Vietnam
The idea was defended by Diệp Thành Kiệt, Deputy Chairman at Lefaso, the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association, in a two-day Vietnam Footwear Summit in HCM City

Leather industry claims policy support in Bangladesh

Mar 6, 2018 / Bangladesh
A 5 billion US dollars aim was set for exports of leather and leather goods to be achieved by 2021. Shareholders from these industries claimed policy support to help achieving it

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
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