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WORLDWIDE FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION INCREASED BY 21.2% OVER THE LAST DECADE. NEW RECORD SET IN 2019

Worldwide footwear production has increased by 21.2% since 2010 at an average yearly growth rate of 2.2%. In 2019 the industry slowed down, growing by only 0.6%. However, this was enough to establish a new production record of 24.3 billion pairs, a record which might hold for a few years yet, given the impact of […]

TEXTILE FOOTWEAR REPRESENTS ONE THIRD OF ALL TRADED FOOTWEAR

The steep increase in the importance of textile footwear has been the most remarkable feature of the evolution of international footwear trade over the last decade. Textile footwear now represents roughly one third of all footwear trade, up from 14.6% in 2010 (value). Both rubber & plastic and leather footwear lost share to textile. Nonetheless, […]

ASIA ACCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN HALF OF GLOBAL CONSUMPTION

Worldwide footwear production has increased by 21.2% since 2010 at an average yearly growth rate of 2.2%. In 2019 the industry slowed down, growing by only 0.6%. However, this was enough to establish a new production record of 24.3 billion pairs, a record which might hold for a few years yet, given the impact of […]

CHINA RECORDS DECLINING MARKET SHARE

China was the source of almost 2 out of every 3 pairs of shoes exported in 2019 but its market share has been steadily declining over the last decade. Since 2010 China has lost 7 percentage points. Moving in the opposite direction, Vietnam has almost doubled its market share over the same period. India and […]

ASIA DOMINATES EXPORTS BUT EUROPE INCREASED MARKET SHARE OVER THE LAST DECADE

15 billion pairs, representing 62% of all footwear produced, were exported in 2019. Unsurprisingly, Asia is the origin of most exports with its world share of 83.9%. Asia’s export share has decreased slightly over the last decade, as is also the case with every continent but Europe. Over the last ten years Europe has increased […]

THE WORLD FOOTWEAR YEARBOOK – 10TH EDITION JUST LAUNCHED BY APICCAPS, THE PORTUGUESE FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION

APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, has just launched the 10th edition of the World Footwear Yearbook, a project developed since 2011, which analyses the most important trends within the worldwide footwear industry. Data for 2019, both in quantity and value, is available, making it possible to position the main players with regards to production, consumption, […]

THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY WAS ALREADY IN SLOWDOWN BEFORE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

2019 saw a worldwide slowdown in the footwear industry. That slowdown will certainly continue throughout 2020, given the reality of COVID-19. In 2019 footwear production and exports grew by 0.6% and 0.1%, respectively. Data are taken from the World Footwear 2020 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association. Over the course of the […]

Great Potential in Small Feet

If something is still in its infancy, then this is generally a sign that something is not yet fully developed. However, this time, the opposite is the case because shoe.com GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of the Wortmann Group in Detmold, sees immense growth potential, particularly in the children’s collection. In January at the […]

MODA MADE IN ITALY: SEPTEMBER EVENT IN MUNICH CANCELLED

The German market, of fundamental importance for the Italian footwear industry, will now be served by the new digital opportunities introduced by Assocalzaturifici. Moda Made in Italy, originally scheduled for September in Munich, is cancelled. The overall conditions of this complicated time have unfortunately led Assocalzaturifici to make this decision as part of a wider-ranging […]

MOMAD visitor registration now open!

Entrance will be free for those visitors who register on the MOMAD website before 1 September. From that point, visitors will be able to schedule appointments with exhibitors and brands MOMAD, which will be employing full safety and security measures, already has the participation of firms such as the Bestseller Group, Vilagallo, Antica Sartoria, I. Odena, […]