Spain consolidates value of footwear exports

Magazine for Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Technology  According to FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries, during the first semester the country’s footwear exports increased by 1.2% in value terms.

In the first half of 2018, footwear exports reached 1.39 billion euros and 84.7 million pairs. These figures represent an increase of 1.2% in value and a decrease of 2.6% in volume compared to the first half of 2017. Exports to ocunteies outside the European Union (EU) area increases by 7% (value).


The EU continues to be the main market for Spanish footwear, accounting for 79% of total exports in volume and 72% in value. In the period under analysis, exports to the EU reached 1.00 billion euros and 67 million pairs, with decreases of 0.8% in value and 4.1% in volume.

France (18.3%), Italy (12.2%), Germany (9.7%), Portugal (7.1%) and the United Kingdom (7.0%) top the list of the main destinations. Non-EU exports, reaching 387 million euros and 17.6 million pairs, represent 28% of the total in value and 21% in volume.Duringt eh first semester of the year, Spanish footwear exports to countries outside the EU grew by 7% in value.

Type of product

During the period under analysis, leather footwear represented 54.4% of total exports in value (758.4 million euros). Non-leather footwear already represents 70.3% of Spanish exports in volume, although in value it is only 45.6%. Exports of these type of products decreased by 5.1% in pairs and by 0.4% in value.