Egypt’s exports of leather, footwear hit $62.9 mln in 2019

Egypt’s exports of leather, leather products and footwear declined by 21.9 percent for the period between January and September, registering $62.9 million, compared to $80.6 million for the same period last year.

However, the sector’s exports witnessed a 15.2 percent increase in September to reach $6.02 million, against $5.23 million for the same month in 2018, according to a monthly report issued by the Leather Export Council of Egypt (LEC) on Wednesday.

Leather exports constituted 93.9 percent of the sector’s total exports during the above-mentioned period, registering $52.1 million, the report said.

Spain, Portugal, India, China and Italy were the leading importing nations, recording $13.96 million, $9.083 million, $9.082 million, $7.807 million and $7.204 million, respectively, the council noted.