The local producer of Ecco brand footwear claims the global economic slowdown will result in its total sales falling below the low turnover target already set. Kitti Chaiwattanatorn, deputy managing director of Ecco (Thailand), said the company had targeted sales growth of 8 per cent this year, but that total sales had expanded by only 2 per cent since the start of the year. Sales hit 2.1 billion baht last year.