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Less Italian leather used for footwear

The amount of Italian leather used by the country’s shoemakers has been falling steadily.

As in previous years, footwear production proved to be the biggest sector using Italian-made leather during 2015. According to figures released by Italian tanning industry body UNIC, shoemakers consumed a total of 51.6 million square metres of Italian leather, representing 41.7 per cent of the total amount manufactured in the country. However, the amount of finished leather from Italian tanneries destined for shoes and boots fell by 5.7 per cent between 2014 and 2015 – continuing the steady fall that has been reported since 2011. Between 2011 and 2015, the volume of Italian leather purchased by footwear producers declined by some 14 per cent.

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This article was originally published on page 2 of the September 2016 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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