The UK leather industry is comprised of specialist, high end producers of automotive, upholstery,
shoe upper and sole, gloving, chamois, equestrian leather and wet blue leather.

2017 saw an increase in the value of total exports of UK materials of 8.7%, with a small increase
in the value of raw hides and skins exports (1.5%), a significant increase in part-processed leather
exports (30.1%) and good increase in the value of finished leather exports (13.6%), compared to
2016…UK Leather Industry in 2017