The Indian Leather, Leather Products and Footwear Industry holds a prominent place in the Indian economy.
India is the second largest exporter of leather garments, third largest exporter of Saddlery & Harness and 4th largest exporter of Leather Goods in the world.
The export of footwear, leather and leather products from India was to the tune of US $ 5.07 billion during 2019-2020.
The industry is bestowed with an affluence of raw materials as India is endowed with 20% of world cattle & buffalo and 11% of world goat & sheep population.
The leather industry is an employment intensive sector, providing job to about 4.42 million people, mostly from the weaker sections of the society. Women employment is predominant in leather products sector with about 30% share.