World Footwear

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All the facts and numbers of the footwear industry in 2021

Sep 28, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
Last year, production and exports at global level grew by 8.6% and 7.4%, respectively. Worldwide footwear production exceeded the 22 billion pairs threshold but is still below pre-pandemic levels. In 2021, 13 billion pairs were exported worldwide, representing a partial recovery from the drop registered in 2020 but remaining below that of any other year in the last decade

Mexico: footwear exports on track to grow by more than 50% this year

Sep 27, 2022 / Mexico
The Mexican footwear industry estimates to export between 32 and 35 million pairs by the end of 2022, which would reflect a growth year-over-year of more than 50%

Pakistan: footwear exports up while leather starts slowly

Sep 21, 2022 / Pakistan
In the first two months of the current fiscal year, Pakistani leather manufacturers exports declined by 2.41% in value, while footwear exports grew by 20.91%, from the same period last year

8 of the top 10 footwear importers are European countries

Premium ContentSep 19, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today

Brazil: footwear components exports exceed pre-pandemic levels

Sep 15, 2022 / Brazil
In the first seven months of 2022, local footwear components exports totalled 253 million USD, increasing by 20% and 18%, as compared to the same period of 2021 and 2019, respectively

Vietnam: leather and footwear exports on the rise

Sep 14, 2022 / Vietnam
In the first seven months of 2022, Vietnamese leather and footwear exports were up by 13%, as compared to the same period of last year, reaching 14 billion US dollars

Portuguese footwear exports with best performance ever in the first half

Sep 12, 2022 / Portugal
In the first semester of 2022, Portuguese footwear exports increased by 22% and 27.5% in volume and value, respectively, year-over-year, resulting in the best performance ever recorded in foreign markets

Spanish footwear exports surpass pre-pandemic levels

Sep 9, 2022 / Spain
Despite difficulties experienced in China and the impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the country's footwear exports recovered to pre-pandemic levels in the first five months of 2022

Brazilian footwear exports continue to grow

Sep 8, 2022 / Brazil
In the first seven months of 2022, Brazilian footwear exports grew by 64.8% and 31.8% in value and volume, respectively, year-over-year. In addition to the US, Latin-America markets have been decisive in this outcome

Footwear exports: China leads but Vietnam is the success story

Premium ContentAug 30, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021

58.8% of the footwear produced in 2021 was exported

Premium ContentAug 23, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This represents the lowest percentage in a decade, according to the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released. Read more about it today

Footwear consumption in the US bounced back strongly in 2021

Premium ContentAug 16, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today

Global footwear production up by 8.6% in 2021

Premium ContentAug 9, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today

2021: global footwear market recovers from the pandemic but is still far from an all-time high

Premium ContentJul 28, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2021 footwear production and exports grew by 8.6% and 7.4%, respectively. Data are taken from the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association. Global footwear production exceeded the 22 billion pairs threshold but is still below pre-pandemic levels. Last year 13 billion pairs were exported worldwide, representing a partial recovery from the drop registered in 2020 but remaining below that of any other year in the last decade

War on Ukraine to negatively impact footwear

Premium ContentJul 11, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
This is one of the main outcomes of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. Access the complete report free of charge and read more about the expectations of our panel of international footwear experts
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