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Get to know Uzbekistan’s fast-growing footwear industry

Premium ContentDec 4, 2023 / Uzbekistan
We spoke with Boboev Fakhriddin, Chairman of the Association of Leather and Footwear Producers of Uzbekistan, to find out a little more about one of the fastest-growing industries in Central Asia

Value of Pakistan’s footwear exports continues to fall

Nov 23, 2023 / Pakistan
From July to October, footwear exports declined by about 15% in value, as compared to the same period of last year, mainly driven by the performance of the leather footwear segment

10 countries were responsible for 88% of total footwear production

Premium ContentNov 6, 2023 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2022, global footwear production reached 23.9 billion pairs, increasing by 7.6% compared to the previous year. A group of 10 countries accounted for 88% of all footwear produce in the world

UK Retail: stabilisation of the footwear trade is the best we can hope for at the moment

Premium ContentOct 27, 2023 / United Kingdom
The bad weather in July and August may not have helped retail over the summer, but it would be ill-advised to believe that’s what it’s all about. Despite some improvements in the general consumer price index, the footwear segment continues to show some resistance to going along with the trend. Inflation will have to continue to fall in order to contribute to sustained sales growth in the future, as most consumers have too much on their plate to spend on non-discretionary items. The only positive sign comes from imports, whose data seems to indicate that at least a stabilisation in retail trade is on the horizon

Colombian leather exports continue to fall

Oct 20, 2023 / Colombia
According to the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MinCIT), leather exports declined at an average annual rate of 8.5% from 2015 to 2022

Group of 10 countries accounts for 90% of global footwear exports

Premium ContentOct 17, 2023 / World Footwear Yearbook
Footwear exports recorded a notable increase of 9% in 2022, reaching a total of 15.2 billion pairs. The 10 main exporting countries represented almost 90% of the worldwide total

Bangladesh’s leather footwear exports fall by 33%

Oct 17, 2023 / Bangladesh
Bangladeshi leather exports declined by 18.44% between July and September, as compared to the same period of last fiscal year, with the leather footwear segment suffering the biggest blow

Argentina surpasses the US as the main destination for Brazilian footwear

Oct 16, 2023 / Brazil
In a year when Brazilian footwear exports slowed down due to the difficult international economic context, Argentina surpassed the US as the main destination for yellow and green footwear

Spain Retail: the future of footwear retail is clouded for the rest of the year

Premium ContentOct 10, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
It’s not all bad news. The downward trend recorded by the TCF deflated retail sales index from April onwards remains above last year’s figures, and consumer confidence is about to reach a positive threshold. However, consumer footwear prices show yet no signs of slowing down, and, above all, imports in the category seem to be declining. These two factors could in fact be a warning of a further deterioration in footwear demand in Spain by the end of the year

5 reasons to attend the World Footwear Congress in Istanbul

Oct 6, 2023 / World Footwear Congress 2023
Carmen Arias Castellano, General Secretary at the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC), invites the global industry to join in Istanbul for the next edition of the World Footwear Congress. Watch Carmen's invitation

Rising imports worry the Brazilian footwear industry

Sep 25, 2023 / Brazil
In August, Brazilian footwear imports grew by 62% in volume and 42% in value, on a comparable basis to the same month of 2022. Asia already accounts for 85% of the total, says Abicalçados

Pakistan: footwear exports decline in value at the start of the year

Sep 21, 2023 / Pakistan
According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), footwear exports from July and August decreased by 12.75% year-on-year, mainly due to the drop recorded in the leather footwear segment

China and Belarus to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the leather sector

Sep 19, 2023 / China
The China Leather Industry Association and the Belarusian State Light Industry Agency have signed a cooperating agreement to promote bilateral leather trade between the two countries

Italian footwear industry decelerates

Sep 15, 2023 / Italy
Expectations of a slowdown in the country's footwear industry materialised in the second quarter of 2023. Both the volume of exports and production are falling, as is household spending

Vietnam secures the 2nd position amongst leather footwear exporters

Premium ContentSep 12, 2023 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2022, the Asian country exported 387 million pairs of leather shoes, with a total value of 9.6 billion US dollars, overtaking Italy in the second position
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