Brazil’s footwear exports set to exceed 100 million pairs

Brazilian footwear companies have exported just under 100 million pairs of shoes so far in 2017, according to the latest figures from footwear association Abicalçados.This figure represents a 3.5% increase compared to the period from January-October last year. These exports were worth $890 million, 13.3% more than at the same point of 2016.

In October 11.6 million pairs were exported, making it the best month of the year so far. They were worth $93.56 million. These figures represent year on year increases of 20.6% in volume and 12.3% in value.

The executive president of Abicalçados, Heitor Klein, said this strong performance can be attributed to orders secured due to the participation of Brazilian companies in international trade events.

Earlier this week, Abicalçados revealed that the activities of the Brazilian Footwear project, which it runs alongside export agency Apex-Brasil, are expected to generate footwear exports worth nearly $200 million through the course of 2017. This represents around 20% of the total amount.

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According to FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries, the value of footwear exports has fallen in the first trimester of the year, compared to similar period in 2016. Volume of exports up by 3.4%

According to FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries, the value of footwear exports has fallen in the first trimester of the year, compared to similar period in 2016. Volume of exports up by 3.4%

In the first three months of the year, Spain exported 48 million pairs of shoes, with total value of 834.4 million euros, reflecting a 1.1% decline in value and a growth of 3.4% in volume.
The UE markets are still the main destination for Spanish footwear, receiving a total of 37.8 million pairs with a total value of 624.6 million euros and representing 78.8% of total exports. France (158.2 million euros), Italy (114.4 million euros) and Germany (80.5 million euros) make up the top 3 buyers ranking.

Notwithstanding this position, exports to the EU markets fell by 3.8% in value in the period. In the opposite direction, exports to non-EU markets grew by 8.6% in value. Exports to no EU markets already reached 209.37 million euros.

The United States are the main destination outside the EU and the fourth largest market for Spanish footwear, with a share of 7% in total exports. During the first three months of the year, a total of 1.6 million pairs valued at 57.7 million euros were exported to the United States.

Amongst the 40 largest destinations for Spanish footwear, the United States pay the second highest average price per pair (36.58 euros), just behind buyers from Hong Kong (41.97 euros).

By World Footwear…