Footwear exports hit new record

10/02/2014

Sales to markets outside the European Union soared.

Portuguese companies in the footwear industry exported last year, EUR 1.78 million million, an increase of 7.8% compared to 1,651 million achieved in 2012, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).

Footwear industry wants to sell "more expensive" and refuses low wages

04/12/2013

Sector Strategy 2020 showed that bets on design , trendy and refusal skills and competitiveness model based on low wages .

The strategic plan that will guide the footwear industry by 2020 recognizes that " Portugal exports expensive," but admits that " wants to export more expensive shoes ." Without it being explicitly stated , the main objective of the company for the next cycle is to get closer to Italy in the lead for the most expensive shoes in the world.

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