Leather Accessories : Refining Fashion

Global Scenario:

The global imports of leather goods & accs had increased from US$ 18118.09 mn in 2008 to US$ 24266.41 mn in 2012. India accounts for a share of 4.86% in the global leather goods and accessories imports.

A Statement showing global import of leather goods & accs viz-a-vis India’s export and share during 2008 to 2012 is given below:

(Value in Million US$)

Leather Goods & Accs20082009201020112012
WORLD IMPORT18118.09


14383.83


17126.6422428.46


24266.41
INDIA'S EXPORT873.44


757.02


855.78


1089.71


1180.82
% SHARE OF INDIA4.82%


5.26%4.99%


4.85%4.86%

Major Importing Countries of Leather Goods & Accs:

(Value in Million US$)

Country 20082012
USA,PR,USVI3461.484234.84
HONG KONG1973.133091.94
JAPAN1891.062331.87
FRANCE1263.591847.48
ITALY967.341152.76
GERMANY
947.551150.35
CHINA311.711131.69
UK1015.371120.55
KOREA REP400.68882.46
SINGAPORE321.59628.59
MACAO89.61525.29
CANADA380.41452.89
SWITZ. LIECHT.416.03401.70

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 78.1% in global leather goods & accs. import.

Top Exporting countries of Leather Goods & Accs:

(Value in Mn$)

Country 20082012
ITALY3712.124929.17
CHINA3808.224696.45
FRANCE2500.033930.46
HONG KONG2165.013404.75
INDIA873.441180.82
GERMANY577.38656.77
USA,PR,USVI379.39497.53
NETHERLANDS162.14362.13
SINGAPORE277.71355.53
UK238.7338.26

Leather Gloves:

The global imports of Leather Gloves had marginally declined from US$ 2435.01 mn in 2008 to US$ 2349.34 mn in 2012. India accounts for a share of 11.50% in the global leather gloves imports.

A Statement showing global import of Leather Gloves viz-a-vis India’s export and share during 2008 to 2012 is given below

(Value in Million US$)

 20082009201020112012
WORLD IMPORT2435.011765.851968.442307.412349.34
INDIA'S EXPORT232.05121.22165.63238.62270.37
% SHARE OF INDIA9.53%6.86%8.41%10.34%11.50%

Major importing Countries of Leather Gloves:

(Value in Million US$)

Country20082012
USA,PR,USVI660.71641.49
JAPAN165.95162.62
GERMANY176.7162.11
CANADA120.66128.3
FRANCE117.31103.54
HONG KONG162.3491.03
UK99.7378.55
MOZAMBIQUE0.28770.87
ITALY99.0565.68
SWEDEN64.9964.14
DOMINICAN RP0.94158.24
AUSTRALIA52.3751.64
KOREA REP.30.3548.63

These 13 countries together accounts for a share of 73.51% in global leather gloves import.

Major Exporting Countries of Leather Gloves:

(Value in Million US$)

country_name20082012
CHINA8326471009204
PAKISTAN262370283601
INDIA241236256694
HONG KONG236397146871
INDONESIA0104818
PHILIPPINES6624263276
ITALY7481359770
GERMANY4727559637
THAILAND5380354884
VIET NAM4727051663

Indian Scenario

Leather Goods form an important segment of the leather industry in India. Leather goods production capacity is estimated to be 63 million pieces annually.

The different types of Leather Goods and accessories are manufactured in India i.e., Trunks, suit-cases, vanity-cases, executive-cases, brief-cases, school satchels, traveling bags / luggage, Portfolio and similar such items, Hand Bags, shopping bags and similar such items, Wallets, Purses, Pouches, Passport Holders, Credit Card Holders, Diary covers and similar such items, Leather Belts, Caps etc. India also produces Leather Upholstery – Sofa Seat Covers, Car Seat Covers etc.

Most of the units manufacturing leather goods are located in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Kanpur, Bangalore and Puducherry. Industry is situated in few other clusters also.

India is the fifth largest exporter of leather goods and accessories (inclusive of Gloves) in the world.

Leather Goods and accessories manufactured in India bear brand names like Coach, Pierre Cardin, Yves St Laurent, Etienne Aigner, Geoffery Beene, Harrods, Marks & Spencer, Liz Caliborne, Guess, Next, Tommy Hilfiger, Kieffer, Waldhausen, Biemen, Nederinum, Zaldi, Kallquists, Shires, GFS, Millers, Eisers, Weco, Ukal and Decalthon.

Leather Gloves:

Leather gloves of all categories like fancy/fashion gloves, sports gloves, industrial gloves and other leather gloves is a thrust product among the items of small leather goods being manufactured and exported from India. India is the fourth largest exporter of Leather Gloves to the world. India produces about 52 million pairs of industrial gloves annually. India offers the world the largest technically trained manpower in leather craft at the most competitive costs. Its association with respected product testing institutions such as SATRA in the UK and PFI in Germany ensures the finest quality leather in the manufacturing of gloves.

India’s Export of Leather Goods & Accessories including Gloves:

(Value in Million US$)

2008-092009-102010-112011-122012-132013-14
873.44757.02855.781089.711180.821351.5

Source: DGCI& S

India’s export of Leather Goods & Accessories including Gloves touched US$ 1351.50 million in 2013-14, holding a share of 22.87% in India’s total export of US$ 5908.82 mn

India’s Export of Leather Gloves:

(Value in Million US$)

2008-092009-102010-112011-122012-13
232.05121.22165.63238.62204.35

Source: DGCI& S

Major Markets

The major markets for Indian Leather Goods & Accessories are USA with a share of 19.23%, Germany 15.92%, UK 13.11%, France 5.78%, Italy 6.68%, Spain 5.50%, Netherlands 4.64%, UAE 4.21%, Australia 2.72%, Denmark 2.60%,

India’s Export of Leather Goods & Accessories – Country-wise

(Value in Million US$)

Countries2008-092009-102010-112011-122012-132013-14
Germany132.08117.75135.34172.24174.9215.21
USA155.02137.97162.9196.83225.47259.91
UK125.77123.08131.74137.14154.39177.12
Italy67.5144.8246.5767.0262.6790.27
France45.0438.948.1659.0967.0578.18
Hong Kong4.225.778.7111.499.779.68
Spain52.3351.4762.8279.1267.9874.31
Russia1.010.570.972.452.742.2
Netherlands41.9138.1240.8649.3953.962.7
Australia32.722626.2734.1736.336.72
New Zealand2.021.562.353.343.323.89
Denmark17.0216.1618.9127.8233.6535.11
Belgium14.8812.3414.8318.9417.5122.28
UAE34.9721.6321.7635.143.0556.87

Source: DGCI& S

Quantity-wise Export of Leather Goods:(In Pcs)

 2012-13
Ladies Handbags and other bags15,198,479
Wallets55,043,286
Leather Belts, Caps & Ties11,444,200
Purses6,866,942
Pouches2,835,160
Passport holders / Credit card holders etc4,466,198
Travel / Luggage ware688,031
Handcrafted leather items2,588,889
Sofa / Chair/ Car seat covers (upholstery)57,742
Diary Covers / Cheque Book Covers1,249,012
Pet Accessories1,158,270
Portfolio / Briefcases357,909
Desktop materials201,754
Covers for Camera, Calculator etc441,791
Leather Toys96,393
Other Leather Goods39,865,911
Total142,559,967

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Quantity-wise Export of Leather Gloves :(In Prs)

 2012-13
Industrial Gloves128,864,652
Fancy / Fashion Gloves1,439,881
Sports Gloves224,354
Other Leather Gloves726,463
Total131,255,350

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Region-wise Export of Leather Goods : (In pcs)

REGION2012-13
Central19,090,312
East62,903,605
North31,890,547
South25,419,740
West3,255,763
Total142,559,967

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Region-wise Export of Leather Gloves :(In pcs)

REGION2012-13
East128,445,076
North91,681
South2,715,790
West2,803
Total131,255,350

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With the availability of quality raw materials coupled with skilled craftsmanship, India is now poised to make itself a major destination for global sourcing of leather goods and accessories. State-of-the-art production units and in-house Design Studios will strengthen the industry in producing products with exquisite design and quality.

The industry’s accelerated development and growth is being aided by the ambitious capacity expansion & modernization plans of private industry and the Indian Government’s encouraging policy measures.