The World Shoe Overview confirms: Changes are in progress

Shoe Exports. From July 2016 to May 2017, Bangladesh leather shoe export rose 12.5% over the same period of the previous year. In Brazil (according to the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association), from January to May 2017, 49 million pairs were sold abroad, generating $ 441 million in cash. A 1.1% increase in volume and a significant rebound in value: + 20.1%. In Portugal, exports rose 8.9 % in the first quarter of the year: 24 million pairs of shoes totalling 535 million euros. A performance that opens the door to the likely chance that 2017 will become the eighth consecutive year of growth for footwear in Lisbon, which from 2009 to 2016 has improved its foreign turnover by 59%. In Vietnam, in the first five months of the year, exports went up by 12% to $ 5.65 billion, forecasting to close 2017 to $ 18 billion (+ 10%). Aprisindo, the association representing the footwear industry in Indonesia, assumes similar growth, ranging from +5 to 10% at the end of December. In Spain, 48 million pairs of shoes were traded on the international markets for the first quarter of the year for a total value of 834.4 million euros: -1.1% in value compared with 12 months earlier, but +3, 4% in quantity. During the fiscal period, July 2016 / May 2017 Pakistan’s exports reached 8.9 million pairs and 86.9 million dollars. Dry the loss: -18.5% in volume, -12.9% value. Finally, China. Your data is conflicting. After a negative 2016, it came to + 2% in January 2017, followed by the February fall: -27.6%. CLIA, China Leather Industry Association, is said to be cautiously optimistic: “We will close 2017 with an aggregate export of the skin area slightly up.”


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