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FICE has Russian footwear market in its sights
2017/12/13 8:47:36 Source: Author: 点击率:

Spanish footwear brands will take part in two major exhibitions in Russia in 2018 as footwear industry organisation FICE seeks to tap into this growing market.

They will take part in the Euro Shoes Premiere Collection exhibition (February 26-March 1), which is dedicated to urban and comfort shoes, and the Obuv’ Mir Kozhi (March 20-23), a high-end footwear show organised by Italian footwear manufacturers’ association Assocalzaturifici.

FICE has said Spain is the only country outside of Italy which has been permitted to take part in Obuv’ Mir Kozhi.

Explaining its decision to target the Russian footwear market, FICE has explained that Russia’s footwear imports increased 19% in 2016 following three consecutive years of decline.

In 2016, the country imported 1 million pairs of shoes from Spain for a value of €30 million. These figures represent increased on 5.1% and 1.2%.

This strong performance has continued in the first nine months of 2017, during which time Russia has imported 1.3 million pairs of shoes from Spain for a value of €33.4 million, year on year increases of 38% and 32%.

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