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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    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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

  • 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.

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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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