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 2015, world leather exports were US$3.2 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $85.5 million worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. South Africa: $33.1 million
  2. Tunisia: $32.7 million
  3. Lesotho: $14.1 million
  4. Morocco: $3.6 million
  5. Madagascar: $1.7 million
  6. Ethiopia: $101,000
  7. Mauritius: $57,000
  8. Zimbabwe: $53,000
  9. Kenya: $33,000
10. Br. Indian Ocean Territories: $20,000
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $984.6 million worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. China: $597.4 million
  2. Thailand: $99.7 million
  3. Hong Kong: $76.2 million
  4. India: $68.8 million
  5. Singapore: $66.2 million
  6. South Korea: $21.2 million
  7. Taiwan: $10.6 million
  8. Malaysia: $10.5 million
  9. Indonesia: $8.3 million
10. Philippines: $7.9 million
European Exporters

Europe exported $1.7 billion worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. Hungary: $291.3 million
  2. France: $261.5 million
  3. Italy: $240.5 million
  4. Croatia: $156.8 million
  5. Poland: $143.6 million
  6. Austria: $106.9 million
  7. Slovakia: $77.2 million
  8. Romania: $66.1 million
  9. Germany: $65.9 million
10. Slovenia: $61.7 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $76.7 million worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. Colombia: $36.3 million
  2. Brazil: $26.4 million
  3. Paraguay: $8 million
  4. Argentina: $3 million
  5. Haiti: $1.6 million
  6. Bolivia: $322,000
  7. Chile: $270,000
  8. Peru: $262,000
  9. Barbados: $260,000
10. Jamaica: $117,000
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $2.9 million worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. Israel: $1.3 million
  2. United Arab Emirates: $867,000
  3. Lebanon: $425,000
  4. Bahrain: $129,000
  5. Jordan: $121,000
  6. Kuwait: $51,000
  7. Qatar: $25,000
  8. Oman: $7,000
  9. Iran: $1,000
10. Iraq: $1,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $309.8 million worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $171.7 million
  2. Mexico: $118.4 million
  3. Canada: $19.7 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $1.9 million worth of leather led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $1.3 million
  2. New Zealand: $546,000
  3. Fiji: $79,000
  4. N. Mariana Islands: $17,000
  5. New Caledonia: $5,000
  6. Tokelau: $3,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of leather from 2011 to 2015. Overall, the 5-year percentage gain for this exported product category was 32%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis


Top Leather Exporters 2015
Fastest-Growing Leather Export Countries