In the first half of the 2017 year, Spain exported 87 million pairs of shoes with a total value of 1376,6 million euros. FICE Shoe Federation of Spain points out the importance of market diversification and notes good sales in Russia and the United States, writes worldfootwear.com.
According to FICE, in the first half of 2017, the volume of shoe exports from Spain reached 87 million pairs for a total value of 1376,6 million euros. The source notes a slight decrease in value (1,3%) and growth in volumes (2,3%) compared to the same period in 2016.
The main market for Spanish shoes is still the countries of the European Union, which account for 80,4% of total exports, 73,7% in value terms.
France, Italy, Germany, Portugal and the United Kingdom are the main importers of Spanish shoes, accounting for about two thirds of the volume of shoe exports from Spain.
In the first six months of the year, sales to EU countries reached 1014,7 million euros (70 million pairs), sales growth in value amounted to 3,8%, in pairs - 3,4%.
Sales of Spanish shoes outside the EU amounted to 362 million euros (17 million pairs) in value terms, which corresponds to 26,3% of total exports. Sales growth in value terms amounted to 6,5%.
FICE emphasizes the importance of these results for the adopted strategy of diversification of sales markets; the industry union also points to good sales of Spanish shoes in Russia and the United States.