Siro Badon, Presidente di Assocalzaturifici

Due to the restrictions imposed by the DPCM of 9 March 2020 by the Italian Government, regarding new measures to control and combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus that limits mobility of Italian citizens, and taking note of the restrictive measures imposed by local authorities, Assocalzaturifici has decided to postpone the trade fairs scheduled in the coming weeks.
“Our decision,” declares Siro Badon, President of Assocalzaturifici, “which we have discussed at length with all the partners involved, is above all dictated by a deep sense of responsibility to the community, and in particular to the footwear industry involved in the trade fair events. The gravity of the situation requires us to act boldly and immediately.
It is our intention to discuss, together with our trade fair partners, all the possibilities of rescheduling the events at a date to be determined as soon as the international health emergency allows us to resume operations as normal.”

OBUV (Russia)
Postponed to 12 – 15 May 2020 in Moscow

In terms of exports, Russia is the eighth most important destination with 261.47 million euros in value, 4,174,000 pairs of shoes for an average price of 62/64 euros per pair. A country that has been suffering and has decreased by 10.9% in value terms and by 15.3% in quantity terms. This situation has had serious repercussions on the districts that traditionally rely on this area.

Francesco Pensabene – Director of the ICE Agency in Moscow, emphasises, “Sales of Italian-made footwear and leather goods in Russia in December 2019 were substantially stable, according to Russian customs data. ICE’s commitment to maintain the market share and strengthen trade between Italy and Russia in these top export sectors will be confirmed at the next edition of the OBUV Mir Kozhi fair, with the incoming of numerous buyers selected appropriately from various regions of Russia, who will meet the Italian exhibitors in targeted B2B meetings.”

ALMATY (Kazakhstan)
Postponed to a date to be determined

Due to the restrictive measures imposed by the local authorities, which do not allow for immediate repositioning, the event has been postponed to a date to be determined.

The Kazakhstan market is worth 18.82 million euros in value for Italy, with 258,887 pairs of shoes for an average price of 72.69 euros, and is the third most important export country in the CIS markets

Postponed to a date to be determined

The Ukraine market is worth 37.87 million euros in value terms, 561,787 pairs of shoes for an average price of 67.40 euros, and is the second most important market for Italian exports in the former Soviet area.

Postponed to a date to be determined

Germany is the third most important destination for Italian shoes with 863.18 million euros in value terms (-2.7%) and 27,237,000 pairs of shoes (-9.3%) for an average price per pair of 31. 69 euros.