Market Analysis

The latest insights and analysis about the international footwear market including market sizes, growth, drivers and trends on a country, regional and global level as well as our annual ranking of the global casual footwear companies and quarterly stock performers analysis.

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    Italian shoemakers concerned about the first half of 2024


    After having experienced a decline in revenues in the second part of 2023, Italian footwear manufacturers expect the negative trend to continue during the first half of 2024.

  • German economic sentiment improves


    In February, the index for economic sentiment in Germany rose to 19.9 from 15.2 in January, lifted by expectations that the European Central Bank (ECB) and the US Federal Reserve would start cutting interest rates to stimulate the economy, according to the latest survey released by think tank ZEW. Economists ...

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    Brazilian footwear exports collapse in December


    In December, Brazilian footwear exports fell by 41.5 percent year-over-year in volume to 7.45 million pairs and by 33.3 percent in value to $73.44 million, according to data released by the Brazilian footwear industry association, Abicalçados.

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    Italian footwear companies suffer a decline in sales in the second half of 2023


    After the gains posted in the first half of 2023, driven by a 13.6 percent year-over-year surge in the first quarter and a timid 1.2 percent rise in the second quarter, revenues of Italian shoe makers are estimated to have dropped by 5.8 percent year-over-year in the third quarter, according ...

  • German consumers prefer to shop in the city center, HDE survey shows


    Consumers in Germany prefer high street shopping, a report from the German trade association HDE showed, with over half of those surveyed putting the brick-and-mortar shopping experience above online shopping.

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    Russia’s footwear imports rise sharply


    In the third quarter of 2023, Russia imported 106.5 million pairs of shoes, 47 percent more compared with the same period of the previous year, the Russian Center for Prospective Technologies (CRPT) estimated. CRPT specializes in the development of digital labeling, marketing and tracking systems for goods in various industries.

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    The stocks of footwear companies continued to be under pressure in Q3


    The prices of stocks monitored by Shoe Intelligence fell by 7 percent on average in the third quarter of 2023 compared with the previous three months amid ongoing concern about the economic outlook due to weak demand, higher interest rates and stubborn inflation. In the second quarter, the panel was ...

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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

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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.

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