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China pays the highest average import price for footwear

Oct 26, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
The leader of footwear manufacturing and main exporter entered the top 10 of footwear importers in 2020. The Asian giant is also the country paying the highest average import price among the main consumers of footwear

Vietnam is now the main exporter of textile footwear

Oct 14, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
For the first time since the World Footwear Yearbook was launched ten years ago, China is not leading the exports of one of the main categories of footwear exports

The Journey: get to know Portuguese Leather Goods

Oct 12, 2021 / Portugal
APICCAPS has just launched a new campaign for the leather goods sector. It is called The Journey. Watch the video here

Brazilian footwear production should increase 12.2% in 2021

Oct 8, 2021 / Brazil
According to the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association, footwear production should increase by 12.2% in 2021, totalling 856.9 million pairs. Growth is driven by the increase in footwear exports

Pakistan exports of footwear and leather are on the rise

Sep 24, 2021 / Pakistan
According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics exports of leather products, tanned leather and footwear increased in the first two months of the new fiscal year

Bangladesh: leather industry grows in the first two months of the fiscal year

Sep 23, 2021 / Bangladesh
Although it is too early to spot a trend, in the firts two months of the new fiscal year, the leather industry in Bangladesh has reported growing exports in its categories. Other footwear (no leather) with declining exports

Bangladesh leather industry sets new target for its exports

Aug 18, 2021 / Bangladesh
The country has set a target of 1.03 billion US dollars for the leather segment in its new fiscal year. A month has passed already, and leather footwear and finished leather are on target. Leather products missed the target set for the month

European exports increase market share over the last decade

Premium ContentAug 17, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
The conclusion is taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association

Pakistan footwear exports in growing mode

Aug 10, 2021 / Pakistan
In the first eleven months of the current fiscal year, Pakistan exported 16.61 million pairs of shoes, resulting in exports revenue of 131.89 million US dollars. This reflects an increase of 22.03% in volume and 4.72% in value

COVID-19 outbreak in Vietnam threats footwear exports

Aug 3, 2021 / Vietnam
Strict lockdown measures to suppress Vietnam’s outbreak of COVID-19 threatens to lead to a decline in footwear exports in the second half of 2021. Companies such as Nike are already facing supply chain disruptions

2020: a dark year for the footwear industry but better than the worst forecasts

Premium ContentJul 30, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2020 footwear production and exports fell by 15.8% and 19% respectively. Data are taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association. Previous forecasts were gloomier, and the World Footwear Experts Panel had pointed to a drop in global footwear consumption in 2020 of more than 20%. Final numbers for 2020 in the developed countries of Europe and North America are in line with such expectations. However, Asia and less developed countries outperformed expectations thus supporting a lower plunge in the global footwear industry

Peru: footwear exports recover

Jul 15, 2021 / Peru
The latest statistics from the Chamber of Commerce of Lima reveal that Peruvian exports of footwear, between January and April 2021, amounted to 6.5 million US dollars, representing growth of 30.6% to similar period of 2020

Volume of Brazilian footwear exports reaches 2019 levels

Jul 14, 2021 / Brazil
After a year of decline due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brazilian footwear sector presents signs of a significant recovery in footwear exports in the first half of 2021

Luís Onofre re-elected President of the European Footwear Confederation

Jul 8, 2021 / CEC
The Portuguese entrepreneur, who is President of APICCAPS - Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association, was re-elected for a second term as CEC's President

India’s leather industry with two digits decline in the last fiscal year

Jul 5, 2021 / India
The leather industry in India is closing the fiscal year* with a decline of 27.39% in exports. All segments, with the exception of Saddlery and Harness, posted two digits drops, loosing almost a third of its value
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