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Tanned leather shoes export see mixed trend
Jan '08
During the tenth month of previous year, Vietnam fetched revenue of US $12.7 million from the exports of tanned leather shoes, demonstrating a growth of 10.5 percent and a fall of 14.7 percent respectively compared to September and October 2006.

In this month only, Vietnam exported 10.4 million pairs of leather footwear, valued at $214 million showing year-on-year increase of 23.1 and 28.4 percent in terms of volume and value.

Vietnam exported tanned leather shoes to 44 countries in October 2007. Earnings from the EU region saw a sharp plunge of around 49.6 percent at $4.2 million. Of this particular market, revenue from England reduced 75.3 percent, Germany, 60 percent and in France and Holland the drop was 54.3 and 86 percent respectively.

Meanwhile exports to the US rose 53.4 percent, valued at $3.24 million, to Hong Kong 162 percent worth $1.2 million and to Japan 172.2 percent at $0.44 million.

The sell price of tanned leather shoes in the month of October for most of the markets declined sharply compared to October 2006. The rates for Australia was $15.7 per pair, reduced 41.5 percent, for Holland, prices were $16.3 for each unit, decreased 26.8 percent, to South Korea lowered to 19.86 percent at $22.6 each pair.

In the period from January to October, tanned leather shoes item was exported to 85 countries. Besides the traditional markets, Vietnam included 22 new markets in its list of consumers. Afghanistan, Cape Verde island, American Samoa, Brunei, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Uruguay, Slovakia, Egypt, Jamaica, Latvia, Slovenia, Sudan, Georgia were among them.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - Vietnam

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