Did you know that portuguese footwear grew by 9% from January to September 2014? And that in the first nine months of the year, Portugal exported roughly 65 million pairs of shoes, worth 1,500 million Euros? This is the 5th consecutive year of growth in exports, which this year, 2015, should reach a new historic maximum.
Exports are growing in practically all markets, namely in Europe, which is up by 8,8% to 1,274 million Euros.
Since 2009, sales of Portuguese footwear in external markets have already increased by more than 50%. Portugal is consolidating its presence in the European markets and has already doubled its presence in markets outside of teh EU.