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Downward trend of leather exports in first six months

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Jan '07
During first half this fiscal, declining trend has been witnessed in exports of leather goods.

According to figures released by Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS), a decline of 30 percent has been seen in leather exports during July-December 2006.

During this period, exports of leather manufacturers stood at US $261.734 million over $378.748 million in same period last year.

During July-December 2006, exports of leather footwear achieved $49.150 million over $59.430 million during corresponding period of previous year, a decline of 18 percent.

While, leather garment exports stood at $188.245 million compared to $268.843 millions over corresponding period 2005, a decline of 29.98 percent.

Similarly, exports of leather gloves reached $57.287 million compared to $71.681 million during the same period of last fiscal year.

In December 2006, country exported leather goods worth $40.419 million as compared to $66.141 million in the same month of last year.

Even Customs Rebate of 5.17 percent given by the Government has been cut down to 3.22 percent during fiscal year 2005-2006.


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