Italian apparel statistics complied by Eleanora Molesti.
Italian Footwear Exports, January-April 2014:
82,973 pairs of shoes, or $3.68 billion
France is the biggest importer of Italian shoes with $603.8 million.
China ranks 12th in imports of Italian shoes at $78 million.
Leather remains the core material in terms of exports with a value totaling $2.96 billion.
Italian Beauty and Cosmetics Exports, 2013:
$4.1 billion, up 11 percent from 2012
Eau de toilettes and colognes are the core exports in the industry, totaling $723.5 million.
France was the biggest importer of Italian beauty and cosmetics for a value of $479.5 million, up 17.9 percent from 2012.
Italy’s Lombardy region has the highest density of beauty and cosmetics companies, with 52.2 percent of the nation’s total.
Source: Cosmetica Italia
$172.3 million: Exports of Italian textiles and home furnishings, 2013.
$314.9 million: Imports of textiles and home furnishings to Italy, 2013.
Source: Sistema Moda Italia
Reshoring is the act of moving manufacturing back to its original country. Here is the percentage of Italian companies surveyed that cited the following reasons to bring manufacturing back to Italy:
29 percent: Reduction in tax wages.
26 percent: Simplifies the bureaucratic process.
18 percent: Tax exemption for profits reinvested in R&D.
15 percent: Reduction in energy costs.
10 percent: Greater protection of the “Made In Italy” brand.
2 percent: Other.
$2.74 billion: Export value of Italian bags and accessories, up 1.8 percent in volume and 5 percent in value, between January and April.
source: Italian leather goods association AIMPES