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Analysis of Global Leather Trade 2006 to 2010 ITC, Geneva

IMPORTING COUNTRIES OF LEATHER & LEATHER PRODUCTS


The Global import of Leather and Leather Products has increased from US$ 119.62 billion in 2006 to US$ 137.96 billion in 2010, growing at a
cumulative annual growth rate of 3.63%
A Statement showing global import of leather & leather products viz-a-vis Indias export and share during 2006 to 2010 is given below:
(Value in Million US$)
2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

WORLD IMPORT

119627.85 132166.17 140096.59 117432.64 137969.06

INDIA'S EXPORT

3059.43

% SHARE OF INDIA 2.56%

3548.51

3599.46

3404.57

3844.86

2.68%

2.57%

2.90%

2.79%

India accounts for a share of 2.79% in the global leather & leather products import trade of US$ 137.96 bn.
Comparison of Global leather & leather Products Import vis--vis Indias Export
Product

% Share in Global Imports % Share in Indias Export

Finished Leather

13.63%

21.09%

Footwear & Compts

70.64%

45.05%

Leather Garments

2.61%

10.43%

Leather Goods & Access. 12.33%

21.20%

Saddlery & Harness

2.24%

0.79%

Major Importing Countries of Leather & Leather Products


(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

2010

% Growth

USA

25607.91 26574.68 3.78%

Hong Kong 10555.98 10065.62 -4.65%


Germany

7983.52 9562.34 19.78%

Italy

8637.91 9174.29 6.21%

France

6539.69 7935.54 21.34%

UK

6257.00 6877.27 9.91%

Japan

5785.87 6833.14 18.10%

China

4927.25 5585.70 13.36%

Russia

1307.20 4327.20 231.03%

Spain

3264.42 4008.05 22.78%

Netherlands 2491.80 3368.44 35.18%


Belgium

2500.08 2996.29 19.85%

Canada

2154.60 2516.14 16.78%

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 72.35% in global leather & leather products import trade of US$ 137.96 billion
Finished Leather:
The Global import of Finished Leather declined from US$ 21813.33 million in 2006 to US$ 18799.30 million in 2010. India accounts for a share of
4.31% in the global finished leather imports
A Statement showing global import of finished leather viz-a-vis Indias export and share during 2006 to 2010 is given below:
(Value in Million US$)
2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

WORLD IMPORT

21813.33 23277.46 21659.93 15096.39 18799.30

INDIA'S EXPORT

724.00

807.19

673.37

627.95

810.92

% SHARE OF INDIA 3.32%

3.47%

3.11%

4.16%

4.31%

Major importing countries of Finished Leather:


(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

2010

% Growth

China

4129.53 3906.11 -5.41%

Hong Kong 3665.32 2768.61 -24.46%


Italy

2616.61 2287.06 -12.59%

Germany

808.36 756.39 -6.43%

Romania

813.66 613.93 -24.55%

USA

823.21 563.86 -31.50%

Spain

568.01 521.85 -8.13%

Portugal

339.03 447.70 32.05%

Poland

538.38 437.67 -18.71%

France

385.35 433.68 12.54%

Korea Rep 471.81 394.15 -16.46%


Mexico

687.51 386.34 -43.81%

Thailand

332.69 355.08 6.73%

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 73.79% in global finished leather import trade.
Leather Footwear
The global import of leather footwear has increased from US$ 44824.69 mn in 2006 to US$ 48360.36 mn in 2010, growing at a cumulative annual
growth rate of 1.91%
A Statement showing global import of leather footwear viz-a-vis Indias export and share during 2006 to 2010 is given below:
(Value in Million US$)
2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

WORLD IMPORT

44824.69 48405.58 51676.38 43117.20 48360.36

INDIA'S EXPORT

974.33

% SHARE OF INDIA 2.17%

1174.03 1244.48 1255.04 1460.42


2.43%

2.41%

2.91%

3.02%

Major importing countries of Leather Footwear:


(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

USA

12785.39 11559.03 -9.59%

2010

% Growth

Germany

3788.09 3894.55 2.81%

France

3131.34 3350.05 6.98%

Hong Kong 3327.61 3222.86 -3.15%


Italy

2730.29 3158.06 15.67%

UK

3352.79 3114.67 -7.10%

Russia

675.48

2233.06 230.59%

Netherlands 1291.82 1634.41 26.52%


Belgium

1231.23 1403.47 13.99%

Spain

1196.47 1292.11 7.99%

Japan

1044.23 1123.69 7.61%

Canada

950.36

Switzerland 651.62

1019.12 7.24%
781.40

19.92%

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 78.14% in global leather footwear import
Footwear Components:
The global import of footwear components has increased from US$ 5490.03 mn in 2006 to US$ 6087.00 mn in 2010, growing at a cumulative
annual growth rate of 2.61%.
Indias export of leather footwear components has declined from US$ 219.84 mn in 2006-07 to US$ 215.03 mn in 2010.
Major Importing countries of Footwear Components:
(Value in Million US$)
Country
Italy

2006

2010 % Growth

1003.59 859.35

-14.37%

Germany
USA

370.43 509.95
364.05 401.28

37.66%
10.23%

Romania

309.46 357.31

15.46%

Japan

310.74 324.67

4.48%

Hong Kong 264.59 300.70

13.65%

China

328.36 272.44

-17.03%

France
Russia

232.41 196.53
48.38 181.90

-15.44%
275.98%

Slovakia

148.56 179.96

21.14%

Tunisia
Indonesia
Portugal

88.79 145.40

63.76%

30.79 123.93
120.29 119.12

302.50%
-0.97%

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 65.26% in global footwear components import
Leather Garments:
The global imports of leather garments had increased from US$ 3779.00 mn in 2006 to US$ 4143.49 mn in 2008. Thereafter there was a decline in
global imports which touched US$ 3597.74 million in 2010. A Statement showing global import of leather garments viz-a-vis Indias export and
share during 2006 to 2010 is given below:
(Value in Million US$)
2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

WORLD IMPORT

3779.00

3989.35

4143.49

3374.88

3597.74

INDIA'S EXPORT

309.91
8.20%

345.34
8.66%

426.17
10.29%

428.62
12.70%

400.83
11.14%

% SHARE OF INDIA

Indias export of leather garments has increased from US$ 309.91 mn in 2006-07 to US$ 400.83 mn in 2010-11, accounting for a share of 11.14% in
the global leather garments import trade.
Major importing countries of Leather Garments:
(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

2010 % Growth

USA

983.34

483.63

-50.82%

Germany

415.97

471.10

13.25%

France

271.30

349.01

28.64%

Italy
Japan

239.18
171.27

242.18
180.15

1.25%
5.18%

United Kingdom

199.27

179.01

-10.17%

Spain

201.88

178.90

-11.38%

Netherlands

115.74

143.91

24.34%

Hong Kong
Russia

131.61
31.99

140.54
118.41

6.79%
270.15%

Belgium

108.10

113.42

4.92%

Switzerland

108.55

110.55

1.84%

41.60

109.67

163.63%

Turkey

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 78.40% in global leather garments import
Leather Goods:
The global imports of leather goods had increased from US$ 11895.89 mn in 2006 to US$ 15057.46 mn in 2010, growing at a cumulative annual
growth rate of 6.06%. A Statement showing global import of leather goods viz-a-vis Indias export and share during 2006 to 2010 is given below:
(Value in Million US$)
2006

Leather Goods

2007

2008

2009

2010

WORLD IMPORT

11895.89

14323.59

15700.60

12616.58

15057.46

INDIA'S EXPORT

568.35
4.78%

617.21
4.31%

641.40
4.09%

635.80
5.04%

649.29
4.31%

% SHARE OF INDIA

Indias export of leather goods had increased from US$ 568.35 mn in 2006-07 to US$ 649.29 mn in 2010-11
Major Importing Countries of Leather Goods:
(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

2010 % Growth

USA

2662.65

2710.00

1.78%

Hong Kong

1319.47

2061.56

56.24%

Japan

1431.65

1543.73

7.83%

France
UK

725.04
671.57

974.81
757.56

34.45%
12.80%

Italy

632.51

753.60

19.14%

Germany

582.80

743.56

27.58%

China

169.77

484.60

185.45%

Korea Rep

180.60

469.29

159.85%

Singapore
Switzerland

252.82
263.76

397.36
320.79

57.17%
21.62%

Spain

248.99

309.89

24.46%

Canada

203.82

247.28

21.32%

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 78.19% in global leather goods import.
Leather Gloves:
The global imports of Leather Gloves had increased from US$ 1933.86 mn in 2006 to US$ 1959.88 mn in 2010, growing at a cumulative annual
growth rate of 0.33%. A Statement showing global import of Leather Gloves viz-a-vis Indias export and share during 2006 to 2010 is given below
(Value in Million US$)
2006
WORLD IMPORT
INDIA'S EXPORT
% SHARE OF INDIA

2007

2008

2009

2010

1933.86

2092.08

2435.84

1764.28

1959.88

137.94
7.13%

183.26
8.76%

232.05
9.53%

121.22
6.87%

165.63
8.45%

Major importing Countries of Leather Gloves:


(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

2010 % Growth

USA

600.19

536.50

-10.61%

Germany
Japan

134.67
138.49

158.09
127.27

17.39%
-8.10%

France

92.24

108.31

17.42%

Canada

87.70

99.93

13.95%

173.88

99.62

-42.71%

UK

72.08

80.31

11.42%

Italy
Sweden

73.27
49.35

68.27
61.97

-6.82%
25.57%

Netherlands

39.79

49.12

23.45%

Korea Rep.

23.10

47.30

104.76%

Australia

33.07

39.88

20.59%

Spain

54.93

39.62

-27.87%

Hong Kong

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 77.36% in global leather gloves import.
Saddlery & Harness:
The global imports of saddlery & harness had increased from US$ 919.75 mn in 2006 to US$ 1093.82 mn in 2010, growing at a cumulative annual
growth rate of 4.42%. A Statement showing global import of saddlery & harness viz-a-vis Indias export and share during 2006 to 2010 is given
below
(Value in Million US$)
2006
WORLD IMPORT
INDIA'S EXPORT

919.75
82.33
8.95%

% SHARE OF INDIA

2007

2008

1100.90
106.18
9.64%

1141.93
92.15
8.07%

2009
990.89
83.39
8.42%

2010
1093.82
86.15
7.88%

Indias export of saddlery & harness has remained almost stagnant over the last five years at US$ 86.15 mn.
Major importing countries of Saddlery & Harness:
(Value in Million US$)
Country
USA

2006

2010 % Growth

338.51

348.40

2.92%

Germany
France

79.49
55.24

108.33
70.98

36.28%
28.49%

UK

62.04

70.37

13.43%

Canada

41.31

53.42

29.31%

Japan

44.30

49.31

11.31%

Italy
Netherlands

25.36
21.93

35.57
31.60

40.26%
44.09%

Australia

26.12

30.25

15.81%

Sweden

27.34

29.42

7.61%

Spain

19.63

26.78

36.42%

Belgium

19.41

25.61

31.94%

Switzerland

19.81

23.56

18.93%

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 82.61% in global saddlery & harness import.
Non-Leather Footwear:

The global imports of non-leather footwear had increased from US$ 28971.27 mn in 2006 to US$ 43013.45 mn in 2010, growing at a cumulative
annual growth rate of 10.38%. A Statement showing global import of non-leather footwear viz-a-vis Indias export and share during 2006 to 2010 is
given below
(Value in Million US$)
2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

WORLD IMPORT

28971.27

33168.67

37054.69

35132.46

43013.45

INDIA'S EXPORT

42.74
0.15%

46.02
0.14%

43.49
0.12%

43.43
0.12%

56.59
0.13%

% SHARE OF INDIA

Major importing countries of Non-Leather Footwear:


(Value in Million US)
Country

2006

2010 % Growth

USA

7050.54

9971.94

41.44%

Japan

2465.60

3344.47

35.65%

Germany

1803.67

2920.33

61.91%

France

1646.73

2452.13

48.91%

UK

1597.70

2414.33

51.11%

Italy
Russia

1317.08
446.20

1770.15
1535.73

34.40%
244.18%

Spain

839.74

1524.71

81.57%

1656.98

1453.19

-12.30%

Belgium

826.16

1151.11

39.33%

Netherlands
Canada

686.51
556.85

1117.97
850.12

62.85%
52.67%

Panama

550.27

682.82

24.09%

Hong Kong

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 72.51% in global non-leather footwear import.
LEATHER GOODS INCLUDING GLOVES:
The global imports of leather goods & gloves had increased from US$ 13829.75 mn in 2006 to US$ 17017.35 mn in 2010, growing at a cumulative
annual growth rate of 5.32%. A Statement showing global import of leather goods & gloves viz-a-vis Indias export and share during 2006 to 2010 is
given below:
(Value in Million US$)
2006

Leather Goods & Gloves

2007

2008

2009

2010

WORLD IMPORT

13829.75

16415.68

18136.44

14380.87

17017.35

INDIA'S EXPORT

706.29
5.11%

800.47
4.88%

873.45
4.82%

757.02
5.26%

814.92
4.79%

% SHARE OF INDIA

Indias export of leather goods & accessories has increased from US$ 706.29 mn in 2006-07 to US$ 814.92 mn in 2010-11, growing at a cumulative
annual growth rate of 3.64%
Major importing Countries of Leather Goods & Gloves
(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

2010 % Growth

USA

3262.84

3246.51

-0.50%

Hong Kong

1493.35

2161.18

44.72%

Japan
France

1570.15
817.29

1671.00
1083.13

6.42%
32.53%

Germany

717.48

901.65

25.67%

UK

743.65

837.87

12.67%

Italy

705.78

821.88

16.45%

Korea Rep

203.70

516.59

153.60%

China
Singapore

171.03
258.95

493.72
406.48

188.67%
56.97%

Spain

303.92

349.52

15.00%

Canada

291.53

347.22

19.10%

Switzerland

279.29

339.72

21.64%

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 77.43% in global leather goods & gloves import.
2. EXPORTING COUNTRIES OF LEATHER & LEATHER PRODUCTS:
The major exporting countries of leather and leather products are China, Italy, Hong Kong, Germany, France Belgium, India Brazil, Spain. Indias is
the 7th largest exporter of leather & leather products to the world.

Trend in world import of leather and leather products, Indias export and export by major competing countries along with their import
share:
(Value in Million US$)
2006
119627.85

2007
132166.17

2008
140096.59

2009
117432.64

2010
137969.06

28541.03
23.86%

31473.04
23.81%

35143.78
25.09%

32406.07
27.60%

41247.69
29.90%

17455.66
14.59%

19981.47
15.12%

20544.78
14.66%

15911.73
13.55%

17744.06
12.86%

11094.88
9.27%

10979.13
8.31%

10446.55
7.46%

8373.77
7.13%

10360.76
7.51%

4442.87
3.71%

5125.67
3.88%

5818.53
4.15%

4900.65
4.17%

5375.03
3.90%

4462.95
3.73%

5129.18
3.88%

5239.70
3.74%

4531.83
3.86%

5046.93
3.66%

3957.97
3.31%

4333.21
3.28%

4009.20
2.86%

2718.83
2.32%

3440.30
2.49%

Belgium's share in world import%

3224.98
2.70%

3660.00
2.77%

4005.92
2.86%

3741.21
3.19%

4001.46
2.90%

Export from India

3059.43

3548.51

3599.46

3404.57

3844.86

2.56%

2.68%

2.57%

2.90%

2.79%

3041.43
2.54%

3504.45
2.65%

3821.88
2.73%

3366.06
2.87%

3422.62
2.48%

1877.76
1.57%

2000.51
1.51%

1991.03
1.42%

1558.74
1.33%

1695.53
1.23%

1836.45
1.54%

1927.74
1.46%

2171.36
1.55%

1973.79
1.68%

2794.37
2.03%

1448.28
1.21%

1575.35
1.19%

1583.50
1.13%

1299.29
1.11%

1443.08
1.05%

1185.87
0.99%

1202.62
0.91%

1206.43
0.86%

931.15
0.79%

1111.25
0.81%

3765.89
3.15%

4277.81
3.24%

5211.83
3.72%

4412.94
3.76%

World Import of leather products


Export from China
China's share in world import%
Export from Italy
Italy's share in world import%
Export from Hong Kong
Hong Kong's share in world import%
Export from Germany
France's share in world import%
Export from France
Germany's share in world import%
Export from Brazil
Brazil's share in world import%
Export from Belgium

India's share in world import%


Export from Spain
Spain's share in world import%
Export from Romania
Romania's share in world import%
Export from Indonesia
Korea's share in world import%
Export from Thailand
Thailand's share in world import%
Export from Taiwan
Taiwan's share in world import%
Export from Vietnam
Vietnam's share in world import%
Source: ITC, Geneva

Top Exporting countries of Leather & Leather Products


(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

2010 % Growth

China

28541.03

41247.69

44.52%

Italy
Hong Kong

17455.66
11094.88

17744.06
10360.76

1.65%
-6.62%

Germany

4442.87

5375.03

20.98%

France

4462.95

5046.93

13.09%

Belgium
India

3224.98
3059.43

4001.46
3844.86

24.08%
25.67%

Brazil

3957.97

3440.30

-13.08%

Top Exporting countries of Finished Leather

(Value in Million US$)


Country

2006

Italy

2010 % Growth

4595.82

4374.72

-4.81%

78.26

3037.42

3781.19%

Hong Kong

3040.03

2095.11

-31.08%

Brazil

1875.32

1736.50

-7.40%

883.10

990.88

12.20%

1043.02
724.00

864.93
810.92

-17.07%
12.01%

833.33

802.75

-3.67%

Nigeria

Argentina
USA
India
Korea Rep
Top Exporting countries of Leather Footwear
(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

2010 % Growth

China

8774.19

10451.19

Italy

6922.41

7161.33

19.11%
3.45%

Hong Kong

3761.69

3668.44

-2.48%

Germany
Belgium

1879.94
1431.36

2086.63
1856.64

10.99%
29.71%

Vietnam

1445.44

2482.00

71.71%

Spain

1652.83

1598.35

-3.30%

Portugal

1312.05

1528.06

16.46%

Netherlands
India

1117.39
974.33

1433.32
1460.42

28.27%
49.89%

Top Exporting countries of Footwear Components


(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

China
Italy

2010 % Growth

798.74
1390.54

1968.73
1000.01

146.48%
-28.08%

Romania

430.20

354.72

-17.55%

Hong Kong

331.35

333.11

0.53%

Korea Rep

375.41

314.04

-16.35%

Germany

248.53

295.06

18.72%

USA
India **

237.67
219.84

248.67
215.03

4.63%
-2.19%

Taiwan
** India Data includes only Leather Footwear components

256.23

215.73

-15.81%

Top Exporting countries of Leather Garments


(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

2010 % Growth

China

1659.85

870.65

-47.55%

Italy
India

481.25
309.91

563.97
400.83

17.19%
29.34%

Pakistan
Germany

436.46
237.47

367.95
248.76

-15.70%
4.75%

Turkey

208.88

181.70

-13.01%

France

139.13

171.52

23.28%

Hong Kong

178.17

156.90

-11.94%

USA

165.97

153.77

-7.35%

Top Exporting countries of Leather Goods & Gloves


(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

2010 % Growth

China

3102.04

4064.43

31.02%

Italy
Hong Kong

2708.19
1821.62

3006.06
2507.79

11.00%
37.67%

France
India

2313.18
706.28

2412.82
814.91

4.31%
15.38%

Germany

401.73

506.30

26.03%

USA
Singapore

467.81
96.48

377.69
325.04

-19.26%
236.90%

Switzerland

223.94

267.31

19.37%

Spain

232.72

238.20

2.35%

Pakistan

238.82

235.33

-1.46%

Top Exporting countries of Saddlery & Harness


(Value in Million US$)
Country

2006

2010 % Growth

China

209.79

270.70

29.03%

Germany
India

110.92
82.33

135.65
86.15

22.30%
4.64%

USA

43.56

51.53

18.30%

Italy

33.33

44.75

34.26%

France

35.54

43.38

22.06%

UK
Taiwan

41.66
33.57

36.82
36.08

-11.62%
7.48%

Top Exporting countries of Non-Leather Footwear


(Value in Million US$)
Country
China
Belgium
Italy
Indonesia
Hong Kong

2006

2010 % Growth

12240.44
1528.91

23213.91
1860.12

89.65%
21.66%

1324.10

1593.19

20.32%

366.68

740.04

101.82%
-18.43%

1931.12

1575.29

Germany

727.94

1356.97

86.41%

Netherlands
Spain

459.63
494.91

978.82
851.37

112.96%
72.03%

France

491.61

795.21

61.76%

Panama

553.27

639.03

15.50%

Brazil

405.14

546.33

34.85%

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Global import of Leather & Leather Products has increased from US$ 119.62 bn in 2006 to US$ 137.96 bn in 2010, which clearly reveals an
increase in the global demand for leather & leather products. Hence, there is scope to further enhance Indias export in the coming years.
USA is the largest importer of leather & leather products in the world accounting for 19.26% share in global leather import trade (US$ 26.57
billion).
China and Italy continue to be the largest exporters of leather & leather products accounting for a share of 29.90% and 12.86% in global
import trade.
India is the 7th largest exporter of leather & leather products to the world, accounting for a share of 2.79% in global import trade.
India is the 7th largest exporter of finished leather and 9th largest exporter of leather footwear to the world
India is the 3rd largest exporter of leather garments & saddlery and 5th largest exporter of leather goods & accessories to the world.