World Footwear

Imports

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

New regulations for textiles and footwear in Argentina

Feb 16, 2017 / Argentina
The Bureau of Trade of Argentina published a resolution requiring the presentation of a Product Composition Sworn Declaration (DJCP) to the Bureau of Trade of the Ministry of Production by manufacturers and importers of textile and footwear

Half a billion dollars' loss for American consumers

Jan 23, 2017 / United States
The words are from Matt Priest, President and CEO footwear association Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, reacting to the US withdrawal from the TPP signed today

Brazilian exports recover in the final stretch of 2016

Jan 23, 2017 / Brazil
Despite the unfavorable performance in the domestic market, 2016 closed with a positive note on the exports side. With a favorable exchange rate for most of the year, footwear exports grew by 1.7% in volume and 4% in value

We are concerned about the protectionism in the region

Jan 3, 2017 / Brazil
The words are from Heitor Klein, Executive President of Abicalçados, the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association, who shared with us some of his views on the Brazilian footwear industry’s current performance and future expectations

Peruvian footwear producers claim 80% fall in sales

Dec 28, 2016 / Peru
Local groups representing shoe manufacturers argue the decline in sales in 2016 is the result of an increasing market share of imported shoes from Asia

Online sales will become more important than in brick and mortar shops

Dec 20, 2016 / CEC
The words are from Cleto Sagripanti, President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC). An entrepreneur and a business man with extensive experience in the shoe industry

Declining footwear exports in India

Dec 6, 2016 / India
According to the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), footwear exports reached 1 262.59 million US dollars in the period April-September, the first semester of the fiscal year in that country, showing a drop of 1.81% over the same period last year
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