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    Italian shoemakers suffer a sharp slowdown in Q2


    Italian shoemakers increased their revenues by an estimated 1.2 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2023 compared with a 13.6 percent rise in the first quarter of the year, according to a survey carried out by Confindustria Moda’s research center among members of the Italian footwear association Assocalzaturifici “The ...

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    Zalando tops the ranking of European fashion e-tailers


    In 2022, Zalando topped the ranking of online fashion retailers operating in the European Union, according to the second edition of “Top 250 Fashion & Beauty Retail Europe” released by Cross-Border Commerce Europe. Zalando controlled 9.8 percent of the EU online fashion market largely thanks to its strong presence in ...

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    U.S. footwear imports to plunge in 2023 due to bloated inventories


    U.S. footwear imports are likely to plummet to below 2.0 billion pairs this year after a nearly 30 percent growth in 2022 to nearly 2.75 billion pairs, according to data from the U.S. International Trade Commission and a forecast from the The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA). Correspondingly, ...

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    Italian shoemakers increase Q1 revenues by 13.6%


    Italian shoemakers increased their revenues by an estimated 13.6 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2023, according to a survey carried out by Confindustria Moda’s research center among members of the Italian footwear association Assocalzaturifici. The survey showed that 53 percent of companies enjoyed an increase in revenues during ...

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    The stocks of footwear companies slip led by British firms


    The prices of stocks monitored by Shoe Intelligence fell by 7 percent in the second quarter of 2023 compared with the previous three months, when the cohort gained about 5 percent. Shares were driven lower by British constituents of the panel. Some companies were hit by worrisome financial situations, but ...

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    Global custom footwear market seen up nearly 6% over coming years


    The global custom shoes market was worth $703 million in 2022 and is projected to reach $1,213 million by 2032, growing by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8 percent, according to a research by Market.Us. In 2022, the market for custom shoes was dominated by men, which represented ...

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    U.K. online footwear sales rise 4.7%


    Footwear posted a 4.7 percent year-on-year rise in online sales in the U.K. in January, the only subcategory in clothing to enjoy an annual increase during the month, according to the IMRG Online Retail Index. Total online sales in clothing were down by 4.5 percent year-over-year in January. Overall ...

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    German businesses enter holiday season with a ‘sense of hope’


    The business climate index in Germany rose to 88.6 in December from 86.4 the previous month, according to data released by the think tank Ifo. The data was better than economists’ expectations for a reading of 87.4. The index on current conditions rose to 94.4 in December from 93.2 ...

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    Mexico footwear industry faces slow recovery


    Mexico’s footwear industry may not return to pre-Covid-19 production levels before 2024, according to Ignacio Irurita, vice president of the local trade association Canaical. The country produced 190.5 million pairs of shoes in 2021, up about 20 percent from 2020 but about 60 million pairs less than in 2019. Irurita ...

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    Global footwear prices are expected to rise significantly due to higher costs


    On average, global shoe prices will increase by 8.4 percent over the next six months, with a maximum rise of 9.8 percent forecast for Europe and a minimum surge of 5.7 percent expected in North America, according to a survey of experts published in the latest Business Condition Survey of ...

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    Brazilian, Indian footwear stocks outperform in a weak environment


    In the first quarter of 2022, the share prices of footwear companies fell sharply, tracking global equity markets lower. But, the Indian and Brazilian companies that we monitor for our stock performance survey outperformed their peers over the period.

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    Brazilian exports at their highest since 2011


    In February 2022, Brazilian footwear exports rose by 36.2 percent in volume to 13.58 million pairs and by 75.5 percent in value to $108 million, according to data released by the Brazilian footwear association, Abicalçados. In the first two months of 2022, exports rose by 40 percent in volume to ...

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    Global footwear market seen at $440bn in 2026


    In 2020, the global footwear market was estimated at $384.2 billion and is expected to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.3 percent to reach $440 billion in 2026, according to Reportlinker, a research institute using artificial intelligence to compile reports. Casual footwear, one of the segments ...

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    ​Geopolitical tensions impact the Russian shoe market


    The price of footwear in Russia is expected to rise by at least 15 to 25 percent in 2022 due to rising production costs and the depreciation of the Russian ruble, the Russian analytical agency Fashion Consulting Group forecast. The ruble hit a 15-month low against the dollar after the ...

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    Millennials and Gen Z are more likely to embrace luxury than older generations


    As a new generation of younger, digitally-savvy shoppers comes to the fore in the luxury marketplace, new trends are emerging, a survey conducted by the Swedish retail banking, payment and shopping service Klarna showed. These include a stronger focus on sustainability, which leads to favor quality products that will last ...

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    Kazakh fashion manufacturers lose market share


    During the first three quarters of 2021, clothing and footwear manufactured in Kazakhstan accounted for only 10 percent of sales on the domestic market, 4.6 percentage points less than during the same period of the previous year, the Kazakh Committee for Industrial Development estimated. The overall market size totaled $2 ...

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    Brazilian exports rise 32% in volume in 2021


    In 2021, Brazilian footwear exports rose by 32.0 percent year-over-year in volume to 123.6 million pairs and by 36.8 percent in value to $900.3 million, according to data released by the trade association Abicalçados. When compared with 2019, exports grew by 7.3 percent in volume but fell by 7.4 percent ...

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    Indian footwear market forecast to grow 50% in 3 years


    In the fiscal year ending in March 2021, the Indian footwear market declined to 660 billion rupees (€7.9bn-$8.8bn) from 960 billion rupees in the previous year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But by March 2025, the market is expected to increase by about 50 percent to 1,380-1,450 billion rupees (€16.5-17.3bn-$18.3-19.3bn) ...

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    Global orthopedic footwear sales to rise nearly 6% a year


    The global orthopedic footwear industry is expected to reach $11,741 million by the end of 2028 compared with $7,513 million in 2020, representing a compounded average growth rate (CAGR) of 5.85 percent over the period, according to Kenneth Research. In a recently released report called “Orthopedic Footwear Market: Global Demand ...

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    Shoe industry marked by IPOs and takeovers in Q4


    The footwear industry witnessed further extraordinary finance transactions during the fourth quarter as companies continue to take advantage of the abundant liquidity injected into the financial system by central banks worldwide to shore up the economy after the Covid-19 outbreak last year. Allbirds, the loss-making California-based producer of Wool Runner ...