World Footwear

Argentina

Nike is sizing down production in Argentina

Oct 17, 2019 / Argentina
According to reports by Argentina-based newspaper Pagina 12 the US-based sportswear giant is reducing its local production. Replacing the local capacity by imports might be on the pipeline

Umbro extends South America license

Oct 15, 2019 / South America
The owner of the brand, Iconix Brands Group, has announced a ten-year extension of Umbro’s licensing agreement with long-time partner Grupo Dass

US is the main destination of Brazilian footwear exports

Oct 10, 2019 / Brazil
According to data prepared by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados), 9.47 million pairs were shipped in August, 7.4% more than in the same month of 2018

Chilean retailers impacted by fall in Argentine tourism flow

Sep 20, 2019 / Chile
In recent years citizens from Argentina have choosen Chile as a shopping and tourism destination taking advantage of a more open economy on the other side of the border. Now things seem to be changing

Alpargatas downsizes business in Argentina

Jul 25, 2019 / Argentina
The Brazil-based footwear manufacturer sold its operations in Argentina. The amount of the deal should amount to roughly 3.3 million euros (14 million Brazilian reais)

CEC: getting close to free access to Mercosur

Jul 23, 2019 / CEC
European footwear companies can start counting down to export their leather shoes to Mercosur countries free of import duties. Luís Onofre, CEC's President, comments the agreement

Double digit fall in Argentina's production

Jul 12, 2019 / Argentina
Bad news continues for the Argentinian industry. According to the latest technical report issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC), production in the country fell by 6.9% in the month of May, in comparison to similar period in 2018

EU and Mercosur reach agreement on trade

Jul 2, 2019 / European Union
The European Union and Mercosur announced the new political agreement for a new trade framework as an important tool for the consolidation of the strategic partnership of both parties and as having the ability to boost sustainable growth

Argentina: industry is under alert

Jun 25, 2019 / Argentina
According to local news agencies, the footwear industry in Argentina is struggling with sharp falls in production and consumption

Brazil with positive quarter

Apr 15, 2019 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados the exports performance in the first quarter was positive, with increases in value and quantity. However, a decline in exports in both pairs and US dollars was registered in March

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

Argentina: industry concerned with thousands of jobs at risk

Jun 21, 2018 / Argentina
Associations representing the businessmen and workers of the textile and footwear industries are claiming the national government attention to the current crisis moment of the industries they represent

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

Alpargatas continues to decline

Nov 27, 2017 / Brazil
The Brazil-based footwear manufacturer, known by its casual footwear, posted another quarter with declining net revenue across all geographies
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