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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

Leather organizations to disclose signed manifesto for COP26

Oct 14, 2021 / World
Ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, from the 31st of October to the 12th of November, leather organizations are joining forces to release a signed manifesto that emphasizes leather’s positive contribution to the environment

International Transport Organizations call for the relief of COVID-19 restrictions

Oct 11, 2021 / World
IRU, IATA, ICS and ITF have come together to make an urgent plea to Governments and United Nations Agencies to ensure and facilitate the free and safe movement of transport workers

China’s share in footwear production down by 13% in a decade

Oct 5, 2021 / World
China is the unquestionable leader in footwear production, having achieved a share in the world total of 54.3% in 2020. This translated into more than 11 billion pairs produced by China last year. However, in a decade, the share of China in global footwear production was down by 13%, corresponding to more than 8 percentage points lost and going down from a 62.4% share in 2010

Average export price of footwear grows by 57% in a decade

Premium ContentOct 5, 2021 / World
Over the last decade, the average worldwide export price of footwear grew significantly and registered a record value of 10.37 US dollars in 2020. This is the highest value ever registered and represents growth of 56.7% compared to 2010 (when the average price was only 6.61 US dollars). Such variance points to an average annual growth in the footwear sector of 4.6% throughout this decade, while the general inflation of the economy was only 1.66%. Footwear prices grew almost three times more than the average registered for all goods

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

How is COVID-19 impacting footwear retail in different countries?

May 25, 2021 / World
With the world fast approaching 180 million cases of infected people and with vaccination now in place in several countries, we bring a summary of our latest Flash Reports focused on some key markets

Gen Z: savvy digital shoppers

May 12, 2021 / World
A new research by Sitecore "What makes Gen Z shopper tick since the pandemic" reveals that 64% of them want to keep buying mainly online

Pandemic has changed consumer habits

May 7, 2021 / World
London-based data and analysis company YouGov surveyed more than 19.000 consumers in 17 markets worldwide to find out about their shopping behaviours. The main findings were revealed in their latest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Report 2021

Nike remains the world's top valuable apparel brand

Apr 14, 2021 / World
According to data from the Brand Finance Apparel 50 2021 report, Nike is the world’s most valuable apparel brand for the seventh consecutive year. The total value of the world’s top 50 most valuable apparel companies declined by 8%

How is COVID-19 impacting the footwear industry in different countries?

Premium ContentJan 26, 2021 / World
With the world fast approaching 100 million cases of infected people and with vaccination now in place in several countries, we did a round of conversations with footwear associations across the world to understand what the current situation of the footwear industry is in their countries, and to learn where and in what conditions are footwear stores open

COVID-19 pushes luxury industry to its sharpest fall

Nov 23, 2020 / World
Global sales of luxury goods are expected to fall 23% to 217 billion euros this year, the biggest drop in its history and the first since 2009, due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, consultant Bain & Company estimates

The world's largest trade agreement

Nov 20, 2020 / World
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership was signed by China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia, plus ten Southeast Asian economies, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei

The world’s most expensive cities

Nov 18, 2020 / World
Paris and Zurich re-join Hong Kong at the top of the latest ranking of the world's most expensive cities, according to the latest information by The Economist
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