World Footwear

Exports

Brazil: two digits decline in production and exports in 2020

Feb 18, 2021 / Brazil
According to data released by Abicalçados, the Brazilian footwear sector may have lost 21.8% of its production in 2020, returning to levels registered 16 years ago. Brazilian footwear exports fell by 18.6%, the worst performance since 1983

Latvia: major problem is significant drop in demand

Premium ContentFeb 9, 2021 / Latvia
According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia there are only a few SME companies producing footwear and they have been operating with no specific limitations. We have spoken with the representatives of the industry to understand the current situation in the country

US: steepest contraction in footwear consumption in 60 years

Premium ContentFeb 5, 2021 / United States
The US, one of the largest footwear markets, is the country registering more positive cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic. We have spoken with Matt Priest, President & CEO of the FDRA, the local footwear association, about the current situation in the country

Indonesian footwear exports with 8.97% annual growth

Feb 4, 2021 / Indonesia
According to Aprisindo, the Indonesian Footwear Association, the country's footwear industry has recorded a good performance in 2020, with exports experiencing an annual growth of 8.97%

Pakistan: decline in foreign orders, but domestic market is doing well

Premium ContentJan 28, 2021 / Pakistan
We spoke with the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the footwear industry in the country. Footwear companies focused on the internal market are performing better than exporting ones

COVID-19: Chilean digital commerce accelerated at least 5 years in 2020

Premium ContentJan 27, 2021 / Chile
We spoke with FEDECCAL, the Chamber of Leather, Footwear and Allied Industries, to understand the main impacts of the pandemic in the country's footwear trade in 2020. We also discussed the acceleration of digital commerce in Chile last year, much driven by COVID-19

Italy: footwear SMEs in difficult situation

Premium ContentJan 26, 2021 / Italy
The Italian government has split the country’s regions into three zones, which determine the extent of restrictions applied in each moment. There are currently no restrictions to footwear manufacturing, but Assocalzaturifici's President says the situation is not good for SMEs

Spain: third wave of the pandemic hits the country

Premium ContentJan 22, 2021 / Spain
As the country is living another wave of the pandemic, we have spoken to FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries to learn the latest about the impacts of COVID-19 in the Spanish footwear industry

EU-UK deal: how can leather goods benefit from duties exemption?

Premium ContentJan 8, 2021 / United Kingdom
The EU-UK agreement has set zero taxes on goods traded between the two parts. However, rules have been set to benefit from the exemption of duties. How can leather goods benefit from zero tariffs?

EU-UK deal: how it will work for footwear?

Premium ContentJan 5, 2021 / United Kingdom
The big news on Christmas eve was the announcement of the much-expected deal between the European Union and the UK, which will frame the way both parts live, work and trade together post-Brexit. Today we focus on the aspects concerning footwear trade

Zimbabwe: leather industry calls for Government support

Jan 5, 2021 / Zimbabwe
The National Leather Working Group has asked the local Government to intervene on the duty structure for components used in the industry which are usually imported. High fees on chemicals, equipment and other manufacturing inputs are too high, they claim

Italian footwear exports fall by 20%

Jan 4, 2021 / Italy
In the first nine months of 2020 the Italian footwear industry saw a drop in production (-29.4%) and in sales (-33.1%). According to Assocalzaturifici Chair Siro Badon the timid return to normality was impacted by the second wave of the pandemic in the country

Bangladesh: decline in exports continues

Dec 18, 2020 / Bangladesh
In the first 5 months of the current year, Bangladesh’s leather industry registered a total of 358.57 million US dollars’ worth of exporting revenue, which represented a decline of 8.32% over the performance in similar period in the previous fiscal year

Brazil: driven by slippers, footwear exports grow by 13.8%

Dec 10, 2020 / Brazil
According to data by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) in November, 9.55 million pairs of footwear were exported, 13.8% more than in the same month last year

How the pandemic impacted China's footwear trade

Premium ContentDec 2, 2020 / China
China, the world’s main manufacturer and exporter of footwear, was the first country to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The hit on exports was first felt in the Asian country, which also started its recovery first than most others
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