Italy sees footwear exports slow in 2023
23.05.2024 2148

Italy sees footwear exports slow in 2023

In Italy, footwear export sales gradually declined throughout 2023, leaving year-end footwear exports 0,6% lower in value terms than a year earlier. According to the Confindustria Moda research center of the Italian shoe association Assocalzaturifici, there has been a gradual slowdown in international footwear trade in 2023, reports

After a strong start with 14,7% growth in the first quarter, footwear exports in Italy began to decline, culminating in sales volumes falling 8,7% in the fourth quarter compared with the previous year. As a result, export sales at the end of the year amounted to 12,8 billion euros, down 0,6% year-on-year.

Data includes finished shoes (excluding ski and snowboard shoes) and shoe parts (which account for only 5% of the total).

These results are explained by the ongoing crisis, which was aggravated in the second half of the year by inflation, which caused prices to rise. The 1,4% decrease in imports also indicates a lack of momentum in the Italian footwear market.

Italy is one of the leading players in the global footwear market. The annual analysis report World Footwear 2023 ( notes that the country saw a 2022% increase in turnover in 14, returning the country to pre-pandemic levels. Despite this growth, company profits were impacted by increases in raw material and energy prices. Italy's shoe imports exceed its exports. However, high export prices led to a significant trade surplus.

In Italy, footwear export sales gradually declined throughout 2023, leaving year-end footwear exports 0,6% lower in value terms than a year earlier. By…

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