Fashion Consulting Group experts predict positive sales dynamics in the Russian clothing and footwear market. In their opinion, even with a pessimistic forecast, the market growth will be 5%. Based on the optimistic assessment, the growth may amount to 9%. Depending on market conditions, the volume of the Russian fashion market will reach 2,41 trillion rubles. and 2,5 trillion rubles. accordingly, - writes "Kommersant".
Alexander Sarychev, Managing Partner of Zenden Group, notes that this February is slightly lower than last year in terms of growth in comparable sales. Although all previous months showed rather high growth - about 20% in physical terms. According to the 2017 expert, the year following the results of sales should be better than the previous one.
CEO of Ralf Ringer Group of Companies Andrei Berezhnoy believes that it is already impossible to achieve the level of sales that was observed on the Russian footwear market before the crisis - the buyer is struggling to adapt to new prices for shoes.
According to Rosstat, in 2016, the average price of shoes increased by 11,2. By the end of the year, price growth began to slow down: in December, clothes and shoes went up by 7,4% versus 13% in December 2015 year to December 2014 year.