Exports of Spanish footwear beat the record achieved in 2001, according to the Federation of industries of the Spanish footwear (FICE)


Exports reached the 1.0809 million euros from January to September of this year. This figure represents an increase of 10% over the record of 2001. This figure represents an increase of 11%, 60% higher than the growth of total exports from Spain (+ 6.8%). The EU is the main buyer. France, Italy, Germany, Portugal and United Kingdom top the list of major destinations. Greater diversification of markets. Exports outside the EU increased by 20% in volume and 16% in value. Imports of footwear have a change of trend. After two years of falls, increasing 3.5% in volume and 0.6% in value. The sector presents a trade of 185 million euros surplus.

Las exportaciones de calzado español baten el récord histórico conseguido en 2001, según la Federación de Industrias del Calzado Español (FICE)

El valor total de las exportaciones de calzado ha aumentado un 11% respecto a los primeros nueves meses de 2012, aunque con un comportamiento desigual en función de los mercados, según el último informe de coyuntura de la Federación de Industrias del Calzado Español (FICE).

Against fluctuations in exports to Europe, the Spanish industry is growing more and a steadily in Asia (Japan, China, Korea of the South or Hong Kong), Russia as well as the United States and Canada, where the Spanish footwear is increasingly appreciated by its design and quality and markets less affected by the crisis.

Total exports to Asia represent 8% of the total and an increase of 25%.

Taking into account that Asia accounts for 60% of the world population, we must continue to reinforce the Spanish presence in this area of the world.

It is necessary to point out the process of relocation of production in our country. On the one hand international buyers looking for the quality of the product made in Europe as well as the ability of quick response replenishment orders and to changes in fashion.

In addition consumer has become more demanding and more valued the quality of the product and of the same origin.

Foreign trade figures also point to this trend. They are increasing exports of footwear in skin against a decline in imports of the same type of product.

1. Export

exports have reached from January to September 2013 1.154 million euros (110 million pairs). These data represent a growth of 11% in value and 1% in pairs.

This very light volume growth is primarily motivated by adjustments that occurred in Poland and Hungary. These two markets occurred in 2012 exceptional and unusual growths in pairs corresponding to product in price very low. In the first months of 2013, exports to these two countries have returned to their usual values.

1.1. By continente:

1.2. By mercado:

- France, with 22% of the total share of exports, leads the ranking of destinations of Spanish footwear. Although a drop in exports occurred in 2012, during the first nine months of 2013 have increased by 9.5% in volume and by 6.5% in value.

- Italy, second Spanish footwear buyer and where exports have not stopped climbing in recent years, for the first time shows a change in trend, with a slight fall of 0.13% in pairs and 1.6% in value.

- In Germany, third country buyer, after a fall of 10% in 2012, from January to September of 2013, exports have grown 16% in pairs and 7% in value.

- Climbing also exports to Portugal (38% in pairs and 40% in value).

- Fifth United Kingdom where exports grow is situated in pairs (7%) and value (14%).

- United States. First destination of our exports outside the EU and sixth in the world rankings, strengthen positive behavior. Exports have increased by 21% in pairs Canada and 14% in value. It also presents significant increases of 33% in volume and 26% in value.

- In Japan, first country purchaser of footwear Spanish in Asia (and eighth) at the global level, exports continue to grow (13% in value and 18% in volume).

- Russia is the tenth Spanish footwear buyer and exports have increased by 21% in pairs and by 28% in value.

- China stands already in place thirteen ranking (30 million euros) with increases of 48% in pairs and 19% in value. Follows highlighting the high value of the average price of export to this market.

- Emerging markets. There have been increases in exports in value:
- Middle East: Turkey (+ 27%), United Arab Emirates (+ 26%) and Saudi Arabia (+ 48%).
- far East: Korea South (+ 63%), Hong Kong (+ 18%) and Singapore (+ 90%).
- South America: Chile (+ 7%), Brazil (+ 69%) and Colombia (+ 53%). Exports to these three countries amounted to 12 million euros.

- Exports to the EU (28 members) represent 75% of foreign sales. Exports from January to September amounted to 86 million pairs worth 1.349 billion euros. These data represent a growth in value of 9% and a decrease in pairs of 3.2%.

1.3. By means of exportacion:

prices in the most important markets in value, higher than average export prices are as follows:

1.4. By type of producto:

62% of the total value of the foreign turnover corresponds to footwear in skin
The most important subsector is the shoes of Lady in skin that represents a 39.5% of the total value of more than 714 million euros with an average price of 33,89 €/ pair.

The second most exported item is shoe textile (17% of the total). Very fashionable products included here are currently as espadrille or satin party shoes.

Is important to note that exports of footwear in skin increase both in pairs (12%) as in value (11%).

1.5. Communities autonomo:

stretching on account to the autonomous communities where the industry of footwear, the Valencia community is located, leads the ranking and represents 46% of national exports (with an increase of 8% over the first nine months of 2013).

The second community is La Rioja, with a growth of 5% and 8.3% of the total export. The third is Castilla - La Mancha, representing 5.5% of the total (with an increase of 7.8%) followed by the Balearic Islands which presents a decrease of 3%.

2. Import

during the nine first months of 2013 have entered our country 272 million pairs worth 1.623 million euros.

These data reflect a trend change. After two years of decline in imports, these data show a growth of 3.5% in pairs and 0.6% in value.

Note that this increase corresponds to the lower product range. Bear this out with two dato:br
- the decline of imports of footwear leather

- and the fall of 3% of the average price of import

2.1. Country proveedor:

- China is the first supplier of footwear to Spain, with a share of 74% of the total number of pairs imported. Imports from the Asian giant have been 200 million pairs worth 632 million euros. These data reflect a change of trend with a growth of 2.8% in pairs but with a 5% drop in value.

- Viet Nam, second largest provider with 8% of the total share, presents an increase of 11% in pairs but with a fall of 2% in value.

- Portugal is the third provider. Descend imports by 4% in volume but increase 14.4% in value.

- Highlights the descents of the footwear of Italy, third supplier to our country in terms of value. The crisis of consumption in Spain is also affecting the high ranges of product.

- Also decrease imports from India, Indonesia, Morocco and Brazil.
reduce them

2.2. By type of producto:

in terms of the type of footwear, 87% of the total number of imported pairs corresponds to footwear that is not skin and is the segment that is growing as they descend the imports of leather shoes both in volume and in value.

2.3. Communities autonomo:


source: edicionessibila.com