CHILE: Footwear imports up 16.9% year-on-year
Chile's footwear imports jumped 16.9% year-on-year between January and October 2005, according to a report cited by Latin America News Digest.
The report by sector association Fedeccal showed Chilean footwear imports to total US$254m in the ten-month period.
79% of imports came from China, the report said, while 7.0% were from Brazil, 3.0% were from Vietnam, and 1.0% were from Argentina.
The average price of an imported pair of shoes during the period was $6.16.
Shoe group Bata took in the most imports at 3.9m pairs of shoes totalling $28, while Chilean department store chain Falabella was second, importing 3.0m pairs worth $20m.
The value of Chilean footwear exports during the ten months increased to $5.3, up 20.4%, the report said.
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