World Footwear

International Trade

Brazilian footwear industry concerned by surging Chinese imports

Jul 11, 2024 / Brazil
The warning comes from Abicalçados. The surge in Chinese footwear imports is causing concern for the Brazilian footwear industry, which continues to see a steady decline in exports

A negative start to the year 2024 for Italian footwear

Jun 26, 2024 / Italy
In the first quarter of the year, the Italian footwear industry recorded “significant setbacks in all economic indicators”, including exports and turnover. More than 80% of entrepreneurs do not expect an improvement before 2025

Bangladesh leather exports on the decline

Jun 19, 2024 / Bangladesh
It seems that the year 2023-2024 won’t be a positive one for Bangladesh’s leather exports. With one month left to the end of the year, total leather exports have declined by 14.17% year-over-year

Positive 2023 for Italian footwear, leather goods and tannery machinery exports

Jun 18, 2024 / Italy
According to ASSOMAC, the association representing Italian manufacturers of footwear, leather goods and tanning technology, the 3.66% year-on-year growth in exports in 2023 shows the “resilience” of the sector

Brazilian footwear exports remain in the red

Jun 12, 2024 / Brazil
Brazilian footwear exports are still in the red. In the first five months of the year, footwear exports fell by 25% in volume and 22% in value, as compared to the same period of last year

Indian leather exports down for the year

May 23, 2024 / India
Exports of leather and leather goods fell by nearly 10% in the fiscal year ending last March, as compared with the previous fiscal year, due to weak demand from markets such as the US and Europe

2023: a slow year for Italian footwear exports

May 22, 2024 / Italy
Footwear exports in 2023 faced a gradual decline, resulting in a year-end figure that was 0.6% lower in value as compared to the previous year. Negative import figures also suggest a lack of momentum in the market

Brazilian footwear production to grow in 2024 driven by domestic demand

May 15, 2024 / Brazil
Brazilian footwear production is expected to grow between 0.9% and 2.2% year-on-year in 2024, driven by a surge in domestic demand, according to the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados)

EU-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement has officially come into effect

May 10, 2024 / New Zealand
The EU-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, which took effect on the 1st of May, is expected to increase trade between the two regions by 30%, creating new opportunities for businesses and consumers

Sustained positive trend in French leather exports

May 2, 2024 / France
According to the latest data from Alliance France Cuir (ex-Conseil National du Cuir), French leather exports slowed in 2023, but still showed a slight increase of 6% year-on-year to 18.9 billion euros

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
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