Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Finished Leather Trade

  • The leather industrial sector comprises of tanneries (where raw hides and skins are converted into leather) and factories converting leather into a variety of consumer products such as footwear, garments and outerwear, and assorted leather goods such as wallets, passport cases, key chains, handbags and briefcases.
  • Leather Industry occupies a place of prominence in the Indian economy in view of its massive potential for employment,  growth and exports.
  • Global players have shown considerable interest  in Indian leather sector and leading leather brands from the US and Europe are sourcing leather and leather products from India.
  • The main production centres for leather and leather products are the  following: - Tamil Nadu – Chennai, Ambur, Ranipet, Vaniyambadi, Trichy, Dindigul and Puducherry - West Bengal – Kolkata - Uttar Pradesh – Kanpur, Unnao, Banther, Agra and Noida - Punjab – Jallandhar .Tamil Nadu accounts for about 40%  of India’s exports and has about 60% of tanning capacity.  

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