World Footwear

Exports

Peru: footwear exports recover

Jul 15, 2021 / Peru
The latest statistics from the Chamber of Commerce of Lima reveal that Peruvian exports of footwear, between January and April 2021, amounted to 6.5 million US dollars, representing growth of 30.6% to similar period of 2020

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

India’s leather industry with two digits decline in the last fiscal year

Jul 5, 2021 / India
The leather industry in India is closing the fiscal year* with a decline of 27.39% in exports. All segments, with the exception of Saddlery and Harness, posted two digits drops, loosing almost a third of its value

Italy talks about tentative recovery for exports in the first quarter

Jun 30, 2021 / Italy
According to data by Confindustria Moda Research Centre for Assocalzaturifici. The footwear industry in Italy raised exports, in value terms, by 3% in the first quarter of the current year. These are still quite below pre-COVID levels, the Italian Association underlines

Portugal accelerates in the foreign markets

Jun 17, 2021 / Portugal
Portuguese footwear exports soar in April as the industry continues its path of recovery and is already on positive ground. In April, exports grew by 121% when compared to the same month of the previous year

Brazilian footwear industry concerned with possible FTA Mercosur-Vietnam-Indonesia

Jun 15, 2021 / Brazil
The local association is concerned with the idea of carrying out an unrestricted trade opening for foreign products, with the reduction of the tariffs on imports. The possibility to have an FTA with Vietnam and Indonesia is already in the process of public consultation

Pakistan footwear exports decline in value, but grow in volume

Jun 3, 2021 / Pakistan
During the first ten months of the current fiscal year, Pakistan exported 14.24 million pairs of footwear, resulting in exports revenue of 107.35 million US dollars. This translates in an increase of 18.90% in volume and a decline of 1.00% in value

Bangladesh leather industry with positive performance

Jun 1, 2021 / Bangladesh
After closing the previous fiscal year with exports of the leather industry at 797.6 million US dollars, Bangladesh has set a target for the current financial year of 920.00 million US dollars. In the first ten months, the industry managed to grow and has met its objectives

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

Pakistan footwear exports with decline of 5.15%

May 5, 2021 / Pakistan
During the first nine months of the current fiscal year, Pakistan exported 13.29 million pairs of footwear, resulting in exports revenue of 98.98 million US dollars. This translates in an increase of 14.97% in volume and a decline of 5.15% in value

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

Spain Retail: depressed retail and online sales gaining share

Premium ContentApr 28, 2021 / Spain
The TCF retail Sales Index in Spain is showing some resistance to getting back to the pre-pandemic levels, even if some recovery took place over the second half of 2020. One positive sign seems to come from internet retail, which is gaining share since September 2020. The concern raises as this is being done at the expenses of physical retail. If one needs hope and goods news, those might come from some relative optimism from the consumer side, which might be followed by the retailers. The next few months will be key to see if they persist

Italian and Spanish footwear risk additional taxes in the US market

Premium ContentApr 27, 2021 / Italy
The Digital Services Taxes (DST) and the reaction of the US with the threat to implement tariffs to products coming from 6 US trading partners are the hot topic at the moment in the footwear industry. Today we look into what that means for Italy and Spain

How are Italy and Spain reacting to the threat?

Premium ContentApr 27, 2021 / Spain
The announcement made by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the 26th March regarding the next steps in its Section 301 investigations of Digital Service Taxes (DSTs) adopted or under consideration by several US trading partners made the alarm sound for Spain and Italy

Matt Priest: we are 100% against the duties

Premium ContentApr 26, 2021 / United States
We spoke with the President & CEO of the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America to go over the topic of the moment: the US threat of duties on footwear imported from Spain, Italy and the UK
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