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Some 150 high-end Italian shoemakers showcased their autumn/winter 2018-2019 collections at the recent Obuv’ Mir Koži fair in Moscow. This is an increase of 15 per cent in the number of exhibitors compared to the same edition in 2017. According to Italian industry association Assocalzaturifici president Annarita Pilotti, Italian shoe manufacturers are continuing to experience an encouraging lift in orders from ‘Russia and surrounding countries’.

“It’s true that we are still some distance away from recovering the export levels we saw in 2013,” she commented, “but in the first ten months of 2017 we exported 7.4 million pairs to this region with a value of €431 million ($529.2 million). This means an increase in value of 17 per cent compared to the same months in 2016.”

Exports of Italian-made shoes to Russia itself during that ten-month period reached 5.7 million pairs, with a value of €336 million ($412.5 million). This was 20 per cent higher than the figure for the same period in 2016.

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This article was originally published on page 2 of the May 2018 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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