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An overview of Bangladesh leather industry

An overview of Bangladesh leather industry

Leather Industry was created in Bangladesh for an enormous scope principally during the 1970s as one of the biggest business of Bangladesh. The administration considers 'leather products and footwear' as one of the principal development generators for the nation. Bangladesh leather industry makes leather-based items, for example, articles of clothing, shoes, belts, packs, and coats, bags, wallets, and some extravagant things. These items are sold both in the residential and remote markets. Leather footwear is the quickest developing section of the leather business. Bangladesh satisfies the need for about 10% of the world's all-out leather showcase.


Fares pattern of Bangladesh leather industry


As indicated by the Leather Goods and Footwear Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB), the household request of leather footwear and products was worth about Tk 160 billion however 40 percent of the requests are met by bringing in merchandise from abroad.


The leather business, nation's second-biggest fare acquiring industry, is watching a consistent decrease in trade income. As indicated by the information of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), send out income from the leather and leather items declined by 16.11% to US$434 million in the five months of the financial year 2018-19, which was US$518 million in a similar period a year ago.


In financial 2017-18, as indicated by information from the EPB, the fare of leather, leather products, and footwear was USD 1.08 billion. In 2016-17, Bangladesh sent out leather and leather merchandise worth $1.23 billion, contrasted and $1.16 billion in the past monetary year. Fare income from the leather and leather items declined by 16.11% in the five months of the current monetary year. Accordingly, it shows that the division isn't having solid and exceptional development.


Fare goal


About 85% of leather and leather results of Bangladesh are sent out abroad, for the most part as squashed leather, blue wet leather, completed leather, leather pieces of clothing, and footwear. The greater part of the leather and leather products are traded to the EU, the US, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea, and so forth.


Open doors for the area


The fundamental advantage of the leather business of Bangladesh is the sufficient flexibility of crude materials. The accessibility of crude materials is the greatest quality of the division. As Bangladesh's RMG is proceeding easily, so leather industries of Bangladesh will get an or more point in it. When RMG has raised many driving brands in Bangladesh with their immediate nearness, they will be extremely glad to place their own sets of leather items in a similar nation Bangladesh from where they are sourcing clothes. So the development of material and RMG division is effectively helping the development of leather and partnered industries like footwear and other leather products industry.


  • Figure 2: Workers are working in a leather production line in Hazaribagh, Dhaka.
  • A few open doors are featured here:
  •  Huge undiscovered universal market, just as the residential market
  • Increasing worldwide interest for esteem included, enhanced items
  • The extent of growth in reverse linkage business
  • High-esteem expansion potential
  • Labor serious; work openings
  • Local and Foreign Direct Investment opportunity in esteem included leather items segment
  • China is losing intensity
  • Government strategies toward leather exporters; GSP, Cash Incentive; and so on.
  • Increasing International and Local requests for esteem included leather items
  • International Fashion and sourcing houses in Bangladesh for RMG demonstrating enthusiasm for leather items


Government activities


Bangladesh's government has found a way to redesign the business. The legislature has just set up a cutting edge leather mechanical bequest in Savar and two more leather modern parks will be set up in Chattogram and Rajshahi for opening the gigantic possibilities of the nation's leather segment if the current govt. is reappointed in the following political race.


Tanneries of the Hazaribagh zone have been moved to an advanced domain cordial tannery bequest in Savar. Leather experts have now the choice to assemble their mechanical unit by applying present-day ideas. They can include refreshed pressure-driven and pneumatic machines, apply the most recent creation procedures and use innovation overhauls. After moving winning fares is poor in the leather division.


Around 155 tanneries are moved to the Savar tannery bequest. Around 40 little tanneries couldn't manage the cost of such movement and halted their activities. Large tanneries, notwithstanding, got the chance to assemble their undertakings with improved creation limits by including extra hardware and innovation. In Hazaribagh, the introduced limit of this bunch was around 280 million sqft, yet these tanneries have set up an objective of 450 million sqft of yearly creation limit in Savar.


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