Exports of tanned hides recover their pre-crisis levels

25 / 04 / 2022

Content published by: Lederpiel

Between January and February 2022, Spanish foreign sales of tanned hides exceeded the levels it marked before the coronavirus crisis broke out. Like processed hides, exports of semi-tanned hides were also well above what they were in 2020, before lockdowns and travel restrictions. Only the sales of raw hides showed negative figures in relation to 2020.

According to data from the General Directorate of Customs, during the first two months of 2022 compared to 2021, exports of raw hides grew by 15.4 percent (3.5 million euros more), those of Semi-tanned hides soared 27.7 percent (2.7 million euros more) and those of tanned hides increased 52.5 percent (21.8 million euros more).

However, if we compare the accumulated figures for 2022 with those of 2020, Spanish exports of raw hides fell by 4.1 percent, while those of semi-tanned hides grew by 15.8 percent and those of tanned hides , by 3 percent.


Regarding imports of hide and leather, during January and February 2022 compared to the previous year, purchases abroad of raw hides increased by 43.2 percent (3.2 million euros more); the importation of semi-tanned hides, 80.3 percent (8.1 million euros more) and, finally, those of tanned hides, 55.7 percent (14.6 million euros more).

In relation to the accumulated figures of 2020, imports of raw hides decreased by 15.9 percent and those of semi-tanned hides , by 0.7 percent; while those of tanned hides grew by 0.7 percent.

Consequently, the leather trade balance in the first two months of 2022 showed an imbalance in general terms in favor of exports of 32.3 million euros.

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