Bangladesh is the eight largest exporter of the leather products in the world, according to an estimation of the International Trade Centre Trade Map.
Country’s share in the world market was estimated at 0.60 per cent in 2015 when net export from the country stood at $852.21 million.
Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data, however, showed that annual export value for leather and leather products stood at $ 1234 million in the past fiscal year (FY17).
Of the total export, $232.61 million originated from the export of leather only while $464.43 million came from pure leather goods. Export earnings from leather footwear stood at $536.96 million in FY17.