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.