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World Footwear Yearbook

Footwear in Russia – a country snapshot

Premium ContentMay 23, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Today, we bring you a new country snapshot, this time focusing on Russia. With a geographical area of 17 million km2, Russia is the largest country in the world and hosts 144.3 million people (2020). It is the fifth-largest economy in Europe, being one of the world’s leading producers of oil and natural gas, and a top exporter of metals such as steel and aluminum

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

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

adidas teams up with thredUP in resale programme

Oct 13, 2021 / Germany
In partnership with second-hand platform thredUP, the sportswear giant has launched its Choose to Give Back programme. The initiative, aiming at extending the products's life cycle, is part of adidas End Plastic Waste's mission

China enters the top 10 of footwear importers

Premium ContentSep 14, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
The Asian country is the number one producer and exporter of footwear in the world and holds the position of indisputable leader. Last year, China made its debut as one of the main footwear importers. Data is taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association. The publication gives you the most complete picture of the footwear industry

Average worldwide export price exceeds 10 dollars for the first time

Sep 7, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
Data is taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook recently released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association

Share of textile footwear exports decreased over last 2 years

Aug 31, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
Data is taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association

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

Asia accounts for more than half of global footwear consumption

Premium ContentAug 10, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2020 Asia’s consumption accounted for more than half (55.8%) of the grand total worldwide. After being the major manufacturing hub for the footwear world, now Asia is also playing a key role in the consumption side. Data is taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association

Growth in production accumulated over a decade wiped away in 2020

Aug 3, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
Footwear production was down by 15.8% in 2020. Data is taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association

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

The World Footwear 2021 Yearbook

Jul 23, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook

Find out about where footwear exports are concentrated

Premium ContentOct 1, 2020 / World Footwear Yearbook
Footwear exports are heavily concentrated in Asia and Europe, and this concentration grew slightly over the last decade. Read these and many other relevant facts on the World Footwear 2020 Yearbook

Vietnam almost doubled its market share over the last decade

Premium ContentSep 22, 2020 / World Footwear Yearbook
While China's market share has been steadily declining over the last decade, Vietnam, the second largest exporter, is moving in the opposite direction. Read these and many other relevant facts on the World Footwear 2020 Yearbook
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