Home / Knowledge / News / Dearth of raw material affects leather sector
Dearth of raw material affects leather sector
20
Apr '10
Mounting exports and smuggling of live animals to Iran and Afghanistan has resulted in the shortage of hides and skin, which has affected the tanneries and leather garment units of the country drastically. Every week around 400 truck-loads of live animals are being transported across western borders.

In addition to this, as per animal traders and owners of tanneries, loss of live animals in Malakand and Swat divisions in large numbers, last year, resulted in a shortage of these animals in the country. Currently, the country is facing shortage of all kinds of live animals.

Dearth of hides and skin, due to the exports and smuggling of animals, is taking its toll on the leather and leather garment industry that, brought in a considerable amount of foreign exchange in to the country and provided livelihood to thousands of skilled and semi-skilled workers.

Shortage of live animals is also increasing the prices of hide and skin in the country. Despite being an agricultural based country, Pakistan has just 2.5 percent annual growth rate in the number of animals.

According to the animal dealers, compared to earlier days, animal slaughtering has reduced to more than half these days. On account of hide and skin shortage, the leather garment industry is facing a shortage in raw materials and thereby, failed to complete their export orders on time during the ongoing peak season of the industry.

Though there was a strong opposition for withdrawal of ban on live animals export, the government granted permission for controlled and scrutinized supply of fix export quotas.

But as the issue of determining the stock of live animals is still unresolved, smuggling of animals as well as their exports continues in an uncontrolled manner. The ministry of commerce was against the removal of ban on export of live animals, while lifting the ban was supported by the ministry of livestock and dairy development.

Around 70,000 NOCs for live animal export to Gulf and Middle East countries had been issued from July to March of the current fiscal.

Fibre2fashion News Desk

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

TEA expects budget to upscale textile skill industry

The Tiruppur Exporters’ Association (TEA) has requested the Central...

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Bangladesh could earn $60 billion in exports by 2021

Bangladesh is expected to earn over $60 billion in exports by the...

Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Govt to help Tangaliya weavers purchase looms: Irani

Government of India will facilitate Tangaliya weavers in purchase of...

Interviews View All

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search