Argentina's footwear imports increased by 24 percent in the first eight months of 2016, according to data from CIC, the country's main footwear industry association. According to CIC's preliminary estimates, shoe production in the country for the first ten months of 2016 will show a downturn of between 10 million and 12 million pairs on an annualized basis. CIC's president, Alberto Sellaro, said in an interview with a local radio station that Argentina is set to limit imports of footwear to 24 million pairs for the next two years.