World Footwear

Imports

Crocs to reduce sourcing from China

Jun 14, 2019 / United States
The footwear company known for the iconic clogs says the amount of US products sourced from China will be below 10% for 2020. Currently, Crocs imports 30% of its US product from China

200 shoe companies send Mr Trump a letter

May 22, 2019 / United States
US-based footwear companies have signed a letter urging President Donald Trump to remove footwear from his latest tranche of tariffs to be applied to Chinese-made products

The new chapter of the US-China trade war

Premium ContentMay 14, 2019 / United States
President Trump announced and applied increases on the China tariff rates on List 3 (200 billion US dollars in Chinese-made goods) from 10% to 25%. Remaining goods, including footwear, could be hit with tariffs shortly as a new list was announced

Germany industry is cautiously optimistic

Mar 18, 2019 / Germany
Manfred Junkert, Managing Director of the Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry, spoke about the drop in foreign business in 2018 and the industry's cautious optimism for the future

Japanese footwear imports consolidate growth

Mar 5, 2019 / Japan
In 2018 imports of footwear by the Asian country grew by 2.8% in quantity and 3.9% in value. Japan is the 4th largest importer of footwear and the 6th largest consumer market for footwear

American footwear industry applauds trade war ceasefire

Dec 10, 2018 / United States
The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA) applauded the move by the Trump administration to suspend new trade tariffs

Nigeria: local association urges government to act on imports

Nov 2, 2018 / Nigeria
The Leather Products Manufacturers Association of Abia State (LEPMAAS) has urged the Nigerian Government to urgently tackle threats posed by imported shoes, bags and belts to local manufacturers

Industry reacts to President Trump’s tariff comments

Jun 20, 2018 / United States
The FDRA - Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America has issued a statement in the name of the US-footwear industry in response to President Trump’s latest tariff comments

Belgium continues to strength its position

Jan 4, 2018 / Belgium
Belgium stands out in the international arena as a country with a 2.1 billion USD trade balance and barely no production (less than 1 million pairs in 2016). In the first semester of 2017 exports increased by 3.9% (value)

Japanese imports slow down

Jan 2, 2018 / Japan
The Japanese market is one of the most important ones for footwear companies. Imports of footwear by this Asian country registered a decline of 5.1% in the first semester of 2017

Largest footwear importer slows down

Dec 26, 2017 / United States
The world’s largest importer, the US, reduced its imports in 2016. The trend continues with a slight decrease in value terms (-1.7%) occurred in the first semester of the current year

The recovery of Russian imports

Dec 5, 2017 / Russian Federation
In the first semester of 2017, footwear imports by Russia increased by 41.9% in volume and by 32.6% in value. After the growth registered in 2016, the country seems to be on the recovery path

US represent less than 20% of the world imports

Sep 5, 2017 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2016, for the first time, the US represented less than 20% of the world footwear imports. This is one of the conclusions of the 2017 edition of the World Footwear Yearbook, just launched by APICCAPS

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

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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