UP contributed 31% of leather exports in FY17

Virendra Singh Rawat
Lucknow / 28 Dec, 2018
Uttar Pradesh contributed a share of more than 31% in total exports of leather, leather products and footwear from India during 2016-17.


Leather industry occupies a prominent place in the country’s industrial map. India is the 2nd largest producer of footwear, 2nd largest exporter of leather garments, 5th largest exporter of leather goods and 3rd largest exporter of saddlery and harness items.


According to Council for Leather Exports (CLE), the manufacturing based export of leather, leather products and footwear from India increased from US$5.65 billion in 2016-17 to $ 5.74 billion in 2017-18, growing by 1.65%.


The exports showed decline of 9.84% and 3.56% in dollar terms during 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively.


However, during the current year, exports showed upswing of 5.25% in rupee terms as compared to the same period last year.

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