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Argentina

Havaianas to increase production in Argentina by 80%

Jul 25, 2022 / Argentina
The Argentine Grupo Blanco announced that it will increase the production of Havaianas by 80% this year. In addition, it will develop a product line to export to Europe and the US in 2023

Argentina enforces restrictions on footwear imports

Jul 15, 2022 / Argentina
These limits are a consequence of the latest measures taken by the Argentine government to contain the outflow of foreign currency. Brazilian footwear industry voices its concerns

Argentina: SME retail sales dropped in May

Jun 16, 2022 / Argentina
Retail sales from small and medium businesses fell by 3.4% in May, year-over-year, and by 8.9%, as compared to April. Price and cost increases affected profitability and consumer’s confidence

Brazilian footwear exports increase in volume and value

Apr 29, 2022 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the good performance of footwear exports in the first quarter of 2022 was driven by high demand from the US, but also from the Latin-American neighbours

Brazilian footwear exports get off on the right foot

Mar 31, 2022 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, footwear exports had the best performance in the first two months of this year since 2011. International conjecture is showing to be favourable for the industry

Volume of Brazilian exports in 2021 above pre-pandemic levels

Feb 7, 2022 / Brazil
In 2021, Brazil shipped 123.6 million pairs of shoes, which reflects an increase in volume of 32% and 7.3%, as compared to 2020 and 2019, respectively. Positive trajectory should continue over 2022

Argentinian footwear industry should grow by 10% over 2019

Dec 28, 2021 / Argentina
The forecast is from the President of the Chamber of the Footwear Industry, who noticed that companies would still be working at full capacity to meet demand at least in the first week of December

Puma increases production in Argentina

Dec 8, 2021 / Argentina
The sportswear giant in Argentina is to invest 4.2 million US dollars in its factory in La Rioja to increase its production capacity to 2.5 million pairs per year

Havaianas with first production plant outside Brazil

Nov 10, 2021 / Brazil
The Argentine Grupo Blanco, which has been distributing Havaianas’ footwear in the country for the past four years, will now begin manufacturing it

Volume of Brazilian footwear exports reaches 2019 levels

Jul 14, 2021 / Brazil
After a year of decline due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brazilian footwear sector presents signs of a significant recovery in footwear exports in the first half of 2021

Brazilian footwear exports on the rise

May 24, 2021 / Brazil
Data released by Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association, show that footwear exports in the country in April totaled 8.5 million pairs. This represents a 76% increase compared to April 2020

Argentina applies labelling standards for all footwear entering the country

Apr 29, 2021 / Argentina
The Government of Argentina announced the measure will be applicable for companies importing any type of footwear to Argentina. Importers will have to adapt to the new standard called "AR" and which relates to the size of the shoes

Brazilian-based Beira Rio to set up factory in Argentina

Apr 22, 2021 / Argentina
One of the largest footwear manufacturers in Brazil, Calçados Beira Rio, S.A., plans to install a footwear factory in Argentina. The aim is to produce three million pairs per year

Asics will be distributed in Argentina by Dass

Mar 22, 2021 / Argentina
The Japanese-based sportswear brand is delegating the distribution of its branded products in Argentina to Brazilian-based company Dass

Argentina: recovery is still far away

Premium ContentJan 28, 2021 / Argentina
Economic activities are operating in Argentina, with some restrictions given the need to constrain the diffusion of COVID-19 in the country. The deep contraction of footwear consumption is one of the main issues for the industry, according to the Chamber of the Footwear Industry
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