Leather Industry Pakistan

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS..........................................................................................................1 LEATHER INDUSTRY............................................................................................................1 OVERVIEW OF INDUSTRY...................................................................................................1 HISTORY..................................................................................................................................2 PRODUCTION CAPACITY.....................................................................................................2 LOCATIONS IN PAKISTAN...................................................................................................3 TOP PLAYER AND ITS PRODUCTION VOLUME..............................................................4 IMPORT AND EXPORT DATA OF LAST 5 YEARS............................................................4 EXPORT DATA........................................................................................................................4 SOURCES OF RAW MATERIAL...........................................................................................8 PRODUCTION PROCESS.......................................................................................................9

LEATHER INDUSTRY OVERVIEW OF INDUSTRY
Leather industry, including leather products, is the second largest export earning sector after textiles. Currently, this sector is contributing around $800 million a year but has the potential

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to multiply volume of exports with the improvement of quality and diversification in different range of products, specially garments and footwear. Basically, it is a job-oriented sector providing employment to a very large segment of the society besides earning foreign exchange for the country. The leather finishing and made ups industries represent an important sector in Pakistan, contributing almost more than half a billion US dollars in foreign exchange earnings to the national exchequer. The leather industry consists of six sub-sectors namely, Tanning, Leather. Footwear, Leather Garments, Leather Gloves, Leather Shoe Uppers, and Leather Goods. The Tanning industry plays a vital role in the progress of these sub-sectors by providing the basic material i.e. leather. Today, Pakistanis among the leading countries in the production of Leather Garments and Gloves. The leather and leather made-ups industry plays a significant role in the economy of Pakistan and its share in GDP is 4%. Ten years ago, it was the fifth most important export industry in the manufacturing sector, and now it is the second.

HISTORY
The history of leather industry in Pakistan is as old as the country itself. At the time of independence there were only a few tanneries producing sole leather and that too at a very small scale. However, since then this industry has been flourishing and has never looked back. During 1950s, some well-equipped tanneries were set up at Karachi and Lahore, while during 60s and 70s more units were established at Hyderabad Kasur, Sialkot, Multan, Sahiwal and Gujranwala. Starting with the production of picked and vegetable tanned hides and skins, the tanneries, today, are producing not only wet blue and crust, but also fully finished leather. In the early days of independence some tanneries were established in Karachi. In 1950's some were established in Lahore and adjoining areas. The entire production of hides and skins were being exported in a raw form. Thereafter the local tanning industry making at first semi-finished leather made rapid progress due to favorable raw material situation, cheap labor and the existence of growing demand and foreign market.

PRODUCTION CAPACITY

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PARTICULARS

EST. PRODUCTION CAPACITY 90 million Sq meter 7 million 10 million 200 million

Tanned Leather Leather garments /Apparels Leather gloves Leather footwear

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