Ever wonder which countries export the most leather? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global leather exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world leather exports were US$2.1 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $174.6 million worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. Ethiopia: $76.5 million
  2. Nigeria: $29 million
  3. South Africa: $26.4 million
  4. Egypt: $21.9 million
  5. Zambia: $6.2 million
  6. Morocco: $5 million
  7. Tunisia: $4 million
  8. Kenya: $2 million
  9. Namibia: $1.8 million
10. Ghana: $486,000
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $1.1 billion worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. India: $325.1 million
  2. Hong Kong: $217.3 million
  3. Taiwan: $84.9 million
  4. Pakistan: $104.2 million
  5. Singapore: $68.4 million
  6. China: $85.6 million
  7. South Korea: $49.9 million
  8. Thailand: $21.5 million
  9. Indonesia: $20.4 million
10. Bangladesh: $10.1 million
European Union (EU) Exporters

European Union exported $711.7 million worth of leather led by the following EU members:

  1. Italy: $365.4 million
  2. Spain: $105.8 million
  3. France: $103.2 million
  4. Germany: $37.1 million
  5. Austria: $14.2 million
  6. Slovakia: $11 million
  7. Greece: $8.9 million
  8. Netherlands: $6.9 million
  9. Hungary: $8.5 million
10. Finland: $4.6 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $24.6 million worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. Brazil: $8.7 million
  2. Colombia: $6.5 million
  3. Bolivia: $6.1 million
  4. Uruguay: $1.6 million
  5. Chile: $441,000
  6. Haiti: $410,000
  7. Argentina: $405,000
  8. Peru: $186,000
  9. Nicaragua: $171,000
10. Panama: $56,000
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $2.8 million worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $586,000
  2. Iran: $463,000
  3. Israel: $385,000
  4. Jordan: $770,000
  5. Oman: $73,000
  6. Syria: $47,000
  7. Lebanon: $24,000
  8. Qatar: $11,000
  9. Bahrain: $7,000
10. Palestine: $74,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $24.8 million worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. United States of America: $19.2 million
  2. Mexico: $5.6 million
  3. Canada: $68,000
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $24 million worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $15.8 million
  2. New Zealand: $5.7 million
  3. Papua New Guinea: $2.5 million
  4. Tokelau: $75,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of leather from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -43.5%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis


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