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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

US Retail: footwear retail sales still below the 2018 average

Premium ContentFeb 8, 2021 / United States
No matter the seasonal hike in December, with flat retail sales of footwear since June 2020 and 20% lower than the 2018 average, the 1st quarter of 2021 will hardly beat this baseline. Even if one considers the hike in ecommerce, perspectives are not great. On top of that low consumer confidence and uncertainty regarding a full return of shoppers to the high street, add to the gloomy picture of retail in the US

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

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

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

Spain Retail: After the hit of COVID-19, retail is still trying to recover

Premium ContentDec 21, 2020 / Spain
Similarly to what happened in other countries, the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Retail Sales have lived dramatic moments with the first wave of COVID-19 hitting Spain, one of the European countries with most critical sanitary emergency. TCF sales almost disappeared in April and although the scenario improved from there, one cannot say that recovery materialised completely in the South Europe 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

The impact of the pandemic in footwear imports

Premium ContentNov 27, 2020 / World Footwear Reports
International footwear trade was heavily impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent dissemination across the globe. Check the impact on the main footwear importers

UK Retail: recovery starts to dissipate

Premium ContentNov 26, 2020 / United Kingdom
The summer brought a breath of fresh air into the UK footwear market after the COVID-19 hit. After the collapse caused by the first wave of the pandemic, Textile, Clothing & Footwear (TCF) Retail Sales have been recovering from April through September. However, the second wave striking in October led TCF retail sales to the downside, closing now 18 pp in the red.

The world's largest trade agreement

Nov 20, 2020 / World
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership was signed by China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia, plus ten Southeast Asian economies, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei

Imports of footwear with a dark picture in the first semester

Premium ContentNov 9, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The most recent statistics for footwear trade in 2020 show a very dark, albeit expected, picture. In the first semester of the year, footwear imports fell in almost every country

Vietnam almost doubled its market share over the last decade

Premium ContentSep 22, 2020 / World Footwear Yearbook
While China's market share has been steadily declining over the last decade, Vietnam, the second largest exporter, is moving in the opposite direction. Read these and many other relevant facts on the World Footwear 2020 Yearbook

Bangladesh’s leather exports down by double digits

Sep 16, 2020 / Bangladesh
Total exports of the leather industry in Bangladesh in the first two months of the current fiscal year were on red, declining by 16.54% compared to the previous year. Exports of other footwear increased by 28.32%
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