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Vietnam retains second spot in global footwear exports in February

Apr 17, 2024 / Vietnam
Vietnam remained the world’s second-largest exporter of footwear after China in February, with a turnover of 1.17 billion USD, according to figures released by the General Department of Customs

Bangladeshi leather footwear exports continue to fall

Apr 11, 2024 / Bangladesh
The downward trend continues. Bangladesh’s leather footwear exports fell by around 27% year-on-year in the nine months to March 2024, leading to a decline in the overall leather exports

Futurmoda attracts around 5 000 attendees

Mar 19, 2024 / Spain
The 51st edition of the International Exhibition of Leather, Components, and Machinery for Footwear and Leather Goods, held in Spain, closed with a final figure of over 5 000 visitors

Brazilian footwear exports off to a bad start

Mar 18, 2024 / Brazil
In the first two months of 2024, Brazil's footwear exports fell by 31.3% in volume and by 22.8% in value, as compared to the same period last year. More aggressive competition from China worries the industry

Spanish footwear exports slowed down in the second half of 2023

Mar 6, 2024 / Spain
After a solid start to 2023, Spanish footwear exports slowed in the second half of the year due to deteriorating consumption patterns and adverse macroeconomic and weather conditions

Portuguese footwear components grow by 13.6%

Feb 27, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear components sector continues to expand into foreign markets. In 2023, it exported components worth 73 million euros, an increase of 13.6% as compared to the prior year

UK Retail: challenging times may be ahead after disappointing fourth quarter in 2023

Premium ContentFeb 20, 2024 / United Kingdom
Retail sales of clothing and footwear disappointed in the last quarter of the year after a promising start on Black Friday. This is not particularly surprising given that prices in the category fell more slowly than overall prices and items remain relatively more expensive, making consumers more cautious in their choices. There are some long-term positive signs for retailers when it comes to consumer confidence, but there are likely to be some bumps in the road in the meantime

Trade associations from around the world call on countries to defend maritime safety

Feb 9, 2024 / World
In response to the recent attacks in the Red Sea, more than 100 trade associations are calling on countries to join, support or align with the mission of Operation Prosperity Guardian, an initiative that stands for maritime safety

30 000 visitors expected at the next edition of Aymod

Jan 29, 2024 / Turkey
Around 30 000 visitors and 400 exhibitors are expected at the next edition of the Aymod Footwear Fashion Fair, which will be held in Istanbul from the 28th of February to the 2nd of March

Volume increase in Brazilian leather exports in 2023

Jan 24, 2024 / Brazil
In 2023, Brazilian exports of hides and skins rose by 13.0% in area and 21.5% in weight, as compared to the prior year. But in value terms, leather exports were down by 8.3% over 2022

World Footwear Voices: interview with Eddy Widjanarko from APRISINDO

Premium ContentJan 22, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Eddy Widjanarko from APRISINDO, the Indonesian Footwear Association. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Portuguese shoes find their way to 173 countries

Jan 22, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry currently exports more than 90% of its production. As a result, 76 million pairs of shoes are sold in more than 170 countries on five continents

Spain Retail: clouds are lifting for retail

Premium ContentJan 19, 2024 / World Footwear Reports
Despite some concerns about inflation, retailers were optimistic about their prospects for the end of 2023, and data on imports at least confirmed a stabilisation in the footwear trade on favourable grounds. Looking at our previous Retail Flash, it’s now safe to say that the clouds are lifting over retail in Spain. On a different note, online fashion has clearly lost the momentum generated during the pandemic

Global slowdown in international footwear trade

Premium ContentJan 17, 2024 / World Footwear Reports
A sluggish demand in two of the main areas for footwear consumption, the US and Europe, resulted in a global slowdown in international trade throughout 2023. Check the snapshot of the performance of the main players with the figures known so far

Spanish footwear companies bet on internationalisation despite economic slowdown

Jan 15, 2024 / Spain
Spanish companies continue to work towards internationalisation, despite the difficult period the footwear sector is experiencing due to inflation and falling consumption, says FICE
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