World Footwear

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Portuguese footwear exports grow by 25%

May 20, 2022 / Portugal
In the first quarter of 2022, Portugal exported 21 million pairs of shoes, worth 493 million euros. Footwear exports increased especially in extra-community markets

Indian leather exports increase by 33%

May 19, 2022 / India
Revenue from leather and leather products exports in the first eleven months of the year grew by 33.07% over the same period last year. Leather footwear exports contributed the most

Brazilian footwear exports increase in volume and value

Apr 29, 2022 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the good performance of footwear exports in the first quarter of 2022 was driven by high demand from the US, but also from the Latin-American neighbours

Pakistan: leather and footwear exports on the rise

Apr 18, 2022 / Pakistan
In the first nine months of the current fiscal year, footwear exports grew by 17.92% in value, totalling 116.6 million US dollars. Leather footwear exports represent roughly 80% of the total

Bangladesh: leather exports continue on growing mode

Apr 7, 2022 / Bangladesh
In the first nine months of the current fiscal year, the Bangladeshi leather industry reported growth across all segments, remaining ahead of its strategic growth targets

Brazilian footwear exports get off on the right foot

Mar 31, 2022 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, footwear exports had the best performance in the first two months of this year since 2011. International conjecture is showing to be favourable for the industry

Turkish footwear industry set on diversifying markets

Mar 23, 2022 / Turkey
Despite the threats posed by Russia’s war on Ukraine, Turkish footwear manufacturers remain optimistic about the future and look at Aymod as an opportunity for diversifying markets

Polish footwear industry fears the impact of the war

Mar 4, 2022 / Poland
The impact of the war between Russia and Ukraine on the industry might be substantial. Both countries represent important markets for Polish shoes

Rouble tumbles following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Mar 2, 2022 / Russian Federation
On Tuesday, the rouble pared some of the previous day’s heavy losses, as it plunged around 29% against the dollar on Monday morning, an all-time low, under pressure on foreign markets from Western sanctions

Italian footwear industry concerned over conflict in Ukraine

Mar 2, 2022 / Italy
The Italian Footwear Manufacturers' Association has shown concern over the impact of the conflict on the footwear trade. Russia and Ukraine are important markets for the Italian footwear

Vietnam is now responsible for 10% of the world footwear exports

Premium ContentFeb 23, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
The Asian country has been on the top 3 of the largest footwear exporters since we started to publish the World Footwear Yearbook in 2011. However, in 2020, for the first time Vietnam has crossed the 10% threshold

Footwear in Poland: a country snapshot

Premium ContentFeb 22, 2022 / Poland
Today, we bring to you our new country snapshot, this time focusing on Poland, which constitutes a major hub for footwear trade in Central Europe. In 2020, despite the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, both imports and exports increased, making the country the 10th biggest exporter importer of footwear worldwide

Bangladeshi leather exports ahead of strategic growth targets

Feb 17, 2022 / Bangladesh
In the first seven months of the current fiscal year, the Bangladeshi leather industry reported growth across all segments, generating a total revenue of 682.74 million US dollars

Turkish footwear exports reached 1 billion US dollars in 2021

Feb 15, 2022 / Turkey
The record figure reflects an increase of 22.9%, as compared to 2020. Turkish footwear industry is benefiting from demand for suppliers located close by to Europe

Volume of Brazilian exports in 2021 above pre-pandemic levels

Feb 7, 2022 / Brazil
In 2021, Brazil shipped 123.6 million pairs of shoes, which reflects an increase in volume of 32% and 7.3%, as compared to 2020 and 2019, respectively. Positive trajectory should continue over 2022
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