Leather Industry in India

Last Updated: August, 2015

Leather is one of the most widely traded commodities globally. The growth in demand for leather is driven by the fashion industry, especially footwear. Apart from this, furniture and interior design industries, as well as the automotive industry also demand leather.The leather industry has a place of prominence in the Indian economy due to substantial export earnings and growth, besides the fact that it employs 2.5 million people. India is the fifth-largest exporter of leather goods and accessories in the world.

Galloping Exports

India’s leather industry has grown drastically, transforming from a mere raw material supplier to a value-added product exporter. Today, around 50 per cent of India’s leather business comes from international trade.>

  • At 45.3 per cent, footwear accounted for the lion’s share of leather exports, followed by leather goods with 22.2 per cent, and finished leather with 20.6 per cent share in April-Jan 2015.In 2014–15 (up to January 2015), footwear recorded the maximum increase in exports, followed by saddlery and harness, and leather goods
  • During 2014–15 (up to January 2015), the major markets for Indian leather products were Germany (12.6 per cent), the US (11.5 per cent), the UK (11.5 per cent), Italy (7.8 per cent), Hong Kong (6.5 per cent), France (5.7 per cent), Spain (5.4 per cent), the UAE (4.2 per cent), the Netherlands (3.6 per cent) and China (3.0 per cent).

COUNCIL FOR LEATHER EXPORTS

The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) is an autonomous non-profit organisation, which is entrusted with export promotion activities and the development of the Indian leather industry. About 3,172 companies manufacturing/exporting leather and leather products are members of the Council.

The net export of Leather and Leather products stood at US$ 6.5 billion for FY 2014-15.

Source:
Council for Leather Exports (CLE)

LEATHER E-BROCHURE

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Leather

Executive Director
3rd Floor, CMDA Tower II,
Gandhi Irwin Bridge Road
Egmore, Chennai - 600008,
Tamil Nadu
India

Tel.:+91-44-28594367-71 (5 line)
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Email: cle@cleindia.com
Website: www.leatherindia.org

The net export of Leather and Leather products stood at US$ 6.5 billion for FY 2014-15.

Source:
Council for Leather Exports (CLE)

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Leather Industry in India

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