World Footwear

Argentina

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

Latin American footwear industry gathered in Chile

Aug 1, 2017 / Chile
Delegates from different local and national sectorial organizations gathered in Santiago to discuss the pressing issues impacting the footwear industry in the region

Domestic consumption in Argentina continues to fall

Jul 18, 2017 / Argentina
According to the local entities domestic sales of leather footwear in the country has fallen by an estimated 30% since the beginning of 2017 compared with similar period last year

Brazilian footwear exports grow by 5%

Mar 13, 2017 / Brazil
According to the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association (Abicalçados) in February, footwear exports totaled 9.16 million pairs, generating 81.54 million US dollars, down by 6.8% in volume, but growing by 5% in value

Fast paced growing imports threatening the Argentinian industry

Feb 28, 2017 / Argentina
The growth of 62% in footwear imports so far this year combined with the fall in domestic consumption and the rise in production costs had a strong impact on the sector
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