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Leather Industry


Leather Industry In India


The Indian leather industry accounts for around 12.93 per cent of the world’s leather production of hides/skins. The country ranks second in terms of footwear and leather garments production in the world and accounts for 9 per cent of the world’s footwear production. India’s leather industry has grown drastically, transforming from a mere raw material supplier to a value-added product exporter.


In 2016-17, total exports from Leather & Leather Manufactures recorded export value worth US$ 5325.85 million comprising of Raw Hides and Skins, Finished Leather, Leather Goods, Leather Garments, Footwear of Leather, Leather Footwear Component and Saddlery and Harness.

During April 2016-January 2017, the major markets for Indian leather products were US (15.69 per cent), Germany (11.82 per cent), UK (10.85 per cent), Italy (6.61 per cent), Spain (5.27 per cent), France (5.02 per cent), Hong Kong (4.71 per cent), UAE (3.69 per cent), China (3.16 per cent), Netherlands (3.01 per cent), Belgium (1.78 per cent) and Australia (1.44 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.


Source: India Brand Equity Foundation

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