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Leather footwear exports with dynamic growth in India

Jul 17, 2015 India
Leather footwear exports with dynamic growth in India
According to the Council for Leather Exports (CLE) leather footwear exports reached 2 277.5 million US dollars in the first eleven months of the fiscal year, growing 11.9% from similar period in the previous year
Using data from the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S) the CLE estimates that sales abroad of leather and leather products for the period April 2014 – March 2015 reached 6 494.4 million US dollars, compared to 5 938.0 million US dollars in similar period of the previous year. This represents a positive growth of 9.4%.

Leather footwear exports totaled 2 277.5 million US dollars in the first eleven months of the fiscal year, growing 11.9% from similar period in the previous year (2 035.5 million US dollars).

In the same period exports of finished leather increased by 3.5% and leather goods by 7.3%.

Worth being highlighted is the performance of exports of non-leather footwear, with a significant growth of 51.7%, reaching 306.4 million US dollars during the period April 2014 - March 2015.

According to the same source, the main destinations for the exports of leather and leather products during the period were Germany (12.3%), US (11.8%), UK (11.6%) and Italy (7.8%), all together representing 43.5% of the sales abroad of these products.

The World Footwear estimates that in 2013 India was the 9th largest exporter of footwear with a 1.2% share in total exports.

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