World Footwear


Brazilian footwear industry concerned by surging Chinese imports

Jul 11, 2024 / Brazil
The warning comes from Abicalçados. The surge in Chinese footwear imports is causing concern for the Brazilian footwear industry, which continues to see a steady decline in exports

A negative start to the year 2024 for Italian footwear

Jun 26, 2024 / Italy
In the first quarter of the year, the Italian footwear industry recorded “significant setbacks in all economic indicators”, including exports and turnover. More than 80% of entrepreneurs do not expect an improvement before 2025

Bangladesh leather exports on the decline

Jun 19, 2024 / Bangladesh
It seems that the year 2023-2024 won’t be a positive one for Bangladesh’s leather exports. With one month left to the end of the year, total leather exports have declined by 14.17% year-over-year

Positive 2023 for Italian footwear, leather goods and tannery machinery exports

Jun 18, 2024 / Italy
According to ASSOMAC, the association representing Italian manufacturers of footwear, leather goods and tanning technology, the 3.66% year-on-year growth in exports in 2023 shows the “resilience” of the sector

Brazilian footwear exports remain in the red

Jun 12, 2024 / Brazil
Brazilian footwear exports are still in the red. In the first five months of the year, footwear exports fell by 25% in volume and 22% in value, as compared to the same period of last year

Indian leather exports down for the year

May 23, 2024 / India
Exports of leather and leather goods fell by nearly 10% in the fiscal year ending last March, as compared with the previous fiscal year, due to weak demand from markets such as the US and Europe

2023: a slow year for Italian footwear exports

May 22, 2024 / Italy
Footwear exports in 2023 faced a gradual decline, resulting in a year-end figure that was 0.6% lower in value as compared to the previous year. Negative import figures also suggest a lack of momentum in the market

Sustained positive trend in French leather exports

May 2, 2024 / France
According to the latest data from Alliance France Cuir (ex-Conseil National du Cuir), French leather exports slowed in 2023, but still showed a slight increase of 6% year-on-year to 18.9 billion euros

Vietnam retains second spot in global footwear exports in February

Apr 17, 2024 / Vietnam
Vietnam remained the world’s second-largest exporter of footwear after China in February, with a turnover of 1.17 billion USD, according to figures released by the General Department of Customs

Bangladeshi leather footwear exports continue to fall

Apr 11, 2024 / Bangladesh
The downward trend continues. Bangladesh’s leather footwear exports fell by around 27% year-on-year in the nine months to March 2024, leading to a decline in the overall leather exports

World Footwear Voices: interview with Steve Lamar from AAFA

Premium ContentMar 21, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Steve Lamar, President and CEO at American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Brazilian footwear exports off to a bad start

Mar 18, 2024 / Brazil
In the first two months of 2024, Brazil's footwear exports fell by 31.3% in volume and by 22.8% in value, as compared to the same period last year. More aggressive competition from China worries the industry

World Footwear Voices: interview with Berke Içten from TASD

Premium ContentMar 14, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye (TASD). Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Tough times ahead for German shoemakers

Mar 8, 2024 / Germany
German footwear manufacturers are facing a challenging 2024, says HDS/L, highlighting only nominally higher 2023 sales and losses on imports, especially in the second half of the year

World Footwear Voices: interview with Kubilay Genckan from

Premium ContentMar 6, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Kubilay Genckan from Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices dedicated to discussing some of the pressing issues around the business of B2B platforms
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