Good momentum for Italian leather goods exports

Published:  15 September, 2017

Exports of Italian leather goods increased 15% over the first five months of 2017, according to Aimpes, the Italian Association of Leather goods Manufacturers.

According to Riccardo Braccialini, Chairman, Aimpes, the increase in exports of leather goods between January and May 2017, which reached €3 billion in sales (+15% in value and +4.61% in volume), highlights the state of a ‘currently healthy segment’.

The main destinations for Italian leather goods during the first five months of the year were Germany and France, despite recording a -2.11% and -3.6% fall in demand, respectively. Countries registering the the most significant growth included South Korea (+41.08%), Switzerland (+32%), China (+31.16%), Hong Kong (+16.38%), and Russia (+13.59%).

The association expects the upcoming edition of Mipel, taking place September 17-20 in Milan, to support further growth. Over 300 brands are expected to showcase their Spring/Summer 2018 collections at the event.

Source: MF Fashion