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World Footwear

Valuable Sectorial Information about the Worldwide Footwear Industry

World Footwear is an initiative of APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear, Components and Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association, and it includes two communication channels:

- An annual edition of the World Footwear Yearbook
- An electronic platform with updated industry news (

The World Footwear Yearbook is a comprehensive report that analyses the main trends within the footwear sector around the world. The aim of this publication is to analyze the position of relevant countries of the footwear industry in terms of different variables (Production, Exports, Imports and Consumption) and evaluate the strategic positioning of the different sector players.

The 5th edition of the World Footwear Yearbook, presenting statistics to year 2014, will be available from the 30th of July.

The main benefits of the publication are:

  • Global perspective: dozens of country profiles
  • Roadmap for new markets evaluation, competitors analyses or simply just to prepare a business trip
  • Market segments and competitive positioning analysis
  • Insights on the right moment

This project is developed by APICCAPS in partnership with GDS, and both entities pool their expertise and contacts to promote the success of the Yearbook.

As a partner, GDS will offer a 10% discount to all exhibitors and visitors of GDS.

The Word Footwear project also includes a website with updated articles relating to the footwear sector, with particular emphasis on production, trade and markets; and a weekly newsletter with the most up-to-date industry news.

On the website an updated calendar of events, covering the main dates for the industry, is available and can be subscribed and synchronized with the user’s favorite calendar application.

Order the World Footwear Yearbook here
Subscribe to weekly newsletter of World of Footwear