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Leather Sourcing Delegation to Brazil & Argentina, August 04-08, 2014-Meeting with Shri Amarendra Khatua, Ambassadorr, Embassy of Inida, Argentina
Leather Sourcing Delegation to Brazil & Argentina, August 04-08, 2014-Meeting with Indian Ambassador and the Mayor, Muncipal of Lanus, Argentina
Leather Sourcing Delegation to Brazil & Argentina, August 04-08, 2014
Leather Sourcing Delegation to Brazil & Argentina, August 04-08, 2014 with Consul (Commerical), Consulate General of India, Brazil
Leather Industry Delegation to Vietnam, July 2014 - Meeting with Indian Ambassador.
Leather Industry Delegation to Vietnam, July 2014 - Visit to Factories.
Leather Industry Delegation to Vietnam, July 2014 - Visit to Factories.
Meeting with Vice- Chairman, LEFASO in Ho Chi Minh City, July 2014.
Leather Industry Delegation to Vietnam, July 2014 - Meeting with Indian Ambassador.
Chairman-CLE meeting the Hon'ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industry .
Interactive Meeting with Hon'ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry in Chennai on June 14, 2014.
Interactive Meeting with Hon'ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry in Chennai on June 14, 2014.
Interactive Meeting with Hon'ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry in Chennai on June 14, 2014.
Ambur OPEN 5 inauguration by Hon'ble Minister of School Education, Govt of Tamil Nadu.
Ambur OPEN 5 inauguration
Ambur OPEN 5 inauguration
Ambur OPEN 5 inauguration
Inauguration of "Leather Pavilion".
Buyer Seller Meet in South Africa, March 2014 - Inauguration by Consul General.
Inauguration of Reverse Buyer Seller Meet Chennai on 1st Feb.2014

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Finished Leather

Global Scenario:

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 4.47% in the global finished leather imports

A Statement showing global import of finished leather viz-a-vis India’s 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

841.13

% SHARE OF INDIA

3.32%

3.47%

3.11%

4.16%

4.47%

Major importing countries of Finished Leather 2006 vis-à-vis 2010 – A comparison:

(Value in Million US$)

Country

2006

2010

China

4129.53

3906.11

Hong Kong

3665.32

2768.61

Italy

2616.61

2287.06

Germany

808.36

756.39

Romania

813.66

613.93

USA

823.21

563.86

Spain

568.01

521.85

Portugal

339.03

447.70

Poland

538.38

437.67

France

385.35

433.68

Korea Rep

471.81

394.15

Mexico

687.51

386.34

Thailand

332.69

355.08

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 73.79% in global finished leather import trade.

Major Exporting Countries of Finished Leather 2006 vis-à-vis 2010 – A comparison

(Value in Million US$)

 

Country

2006

2010

Italy

4595.82

4374.72

Nigeria

78.26

3037.42

Hong Kong

3040.03

2095.11

Brazil

1875.32

1736.50

Argentina

883.10

990.88

USA

1043.02

864.93

India

724.00

841.13

Korea Rep

833.33

802.75

Indian Scenario:

India has amongst the largest livestock population in the world, providing a strong raw material base in goat, buffalo, cow and sheep leather. In terms of raw material availability in pieces, India is endowed with 12.55% of Bovine hides & skins, 12.29% of goat and kid skins, and 3.48% of Sheep and Lamb skins in the world.

The range of finished leathers include classic finishes (polish, glazed, aniline, patent), matt surfaces (suedes, nubuck), nappa, burnished & oily leathers, crackled & distressed finishes etc

Amongst the major producers of finished leather in the world, the Indian Leather Industry has a long tradition of supplying high quality leather for the global market. Indian tanning industry produces over 2 billion square feet of leather per annum. The Industry has the tanning capacity to fulfill 10% of global leather requirements. Major tanning clusters in the country are Chennai, Ambur, Ranipet, Kolkata, Kanpur, Jalandhar etc. There are approximately 2091 tanneries in the country – 45% in Tamil Nadu, 26% in West Bengal, 18% in Uttar Pradesh.

Livestock and Production Details: - INDIA

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Number of Bovine animals
(million heads)

279.71

277.51

275.29

273.11

270.10

Number of Sheep and Lambs
(million heads)

62.85

63.55

64.27

64.99

65.33

Number of Goat and kids
(million heads)

124.90

125.18

125.45

125.73

126.39

Production of Bovine hides and skins
(million pcs)

27.7

23.4

23.3

24.4

25.7

Production of sheepskins and lambskins   (million pcs)

31.5

31.9

32.2

32.6

32.8

Production of Goatskins and Kidskins  (million pcs)

72.0

72.0

72.2

72.3

72.8

Production of Light Leather from Bovine animals (mn. Sq.ft)

650.4

647.2

632.4

648.8

NA

Production of Light Leather from Sheep and Goats (million sq.ft)

610.7

652.5

665.0

655.0

NA

Source: FAO Statistics 2010

A Statement showing India’s export of finished leather – 5 years

2006-07

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

724.00

673.37

627.95

841.13

1023.21

Source: DGCI& S

India’s export of finished leather touched US$ 1023.21 million in 2011-12, holding a share of 21.02% in India’s total export of US$ 4868.71 mn.  

India’s Export of Finished Leather – Major markets – 5 years

Major markets for Indian Finished Leather are Hong Kong with a share of 32.05%, Italy 16.24%, China 9.49%, Korea Rep 3.47%, Spain 3.35%, Germany 2.82%, Indonesia 2.41%, and Netherlands 1.77%

(Value in Million US$)

Countries

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

Germany

34.60

26.77

22.02

24.17

28.89

USA

9.20

7.64

7.70

8.86

14.01

UK

2.87

3.42

2.69

3.33

3.73

Italy

140.44

99.40

75.15

126.14

166.18

France

10.11

6.28

8.71

9.69

9.74

Hong Kong

268.84

219.80

236.28

303.20

327.93

Spain

28.22

23.46

18.75

24.33

34.25

Netherlands

8.43

8.82

11.56

14.30

18.09

South Africa

13.27

9.29

8.52

13.46

16.40

Portugal

12.85

12.34

9.71

8.51

11.11

China

51.77

45.79

45.97

69.02

97.09

Indonesia

14.54

12.75

9.68

19.00

24.66

Korea Rep

28.35

23.49

27.65

29.47

35.55

Russia

9.77

6.95

3.35

9.29

10.82

Source: DGCI& S

Quantity-wise Export of finished Leather:

(In Sq.ft)

 

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Goat Leather

195,075,053

189,808,286

183,597,321

153,393,432

208,420,362

Buff Leather

190,887,830

208,400,706

140,084,671

172,623,195

216,871,897

Cow Leather

85,982,053

90,130,049

68,674,431

62,224,552

91,711,166

Sheep Leather

40,338,691

44,781,694

42,046,463

44,389,812

61,175,462

Buff Calf Leather

33,749,851

28,818,943

16,800,963

30,108,098

22,253,225

Cow Calf Leather

18,600,194

16,408,130

13,815,558

10,524,251

14,006,024

Upholstery Leather

76,532,576

49,277,277

48,124,232

56,886,742

52,087,668

Sole Leather

1,676,351

844,768

1,017,259

441,601

482,109

Others (Leather)

7,680,926

15,836,925

8,496,713

7,804,292

7,761,269

Industrial Leather

217,647

213,910

3,080,196

1,828,606

14,077,269

Total

650,741,172

644,520,688

525,737,807

540,224,581

688,846,451

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Region-wise Export of Finished Leather:

(In sq.ft)

 

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

South

280,460586

277,947,631

237,888,805

236,368,814

314,521,791

Central

279,829,738

284,551,012

219,051,229

240,391,588

294,743,079

West

22,037,810

22,797,021

22,074,457

19,131,083

24,295,017

East

36,162,362

34,435,669

24,853,790

22,447,681

28,181,428

North

32,250676

24,789,355

21,869,527

21,885,414

27,105,135

Total

650,741,172

644,520,688

525,737,808

540,224,580

688,846,451

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Council’s Membership Strength of Finished Leather Panel

 

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

South

402

392

381

460

522

Central

73

70

71

79

92

West

8

9

7

6

5

East

59

59

54

52

54

North

38

38

39

45

52

Total

581

568

552

642

725

CLE Membership Records

Conclusion:

Strong infrastructures are in place for the leather tanning in the country.  Eco-sustainable tanning processes are being followed in the tanning industry. The tanning industry is well supported by the presence of chemicals and auxiliaries industry. In the MODEUROP Congress, colours presented by the India are selected continuously, which reinforces the quality of India’s leather processing techniques.  Indian finished leather finds the pride of place in the global fashion markets

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