Overview of the 2008 – 2017 leather processing industry

Professional Paper

Authors: Branka Prišlić

Key words:  leather processing industry, leather, footwear, CCE Association, statistics


This paper gives an overview of the basic statistical indicators of the leather processing industry.

The leather processing industry is a labour-intensive and export-oriented industry employing staff of about 10,000 employees. Compared to the statistical indicators in the last decade, it has been estimated that the best indicators for the leather industry were in 2015, according to the number of employees and total revenue, in comparison with to the other years in this period. The reasons for this are lack of skilled workforce and natural outflow of workforce, retirement of older employees, and the poorly motivated younger population that is looking for better paid jobs in other industries or overseas.

Published: 31.12.2018.

Vol. 67 No. 4 (2018)

Leather & Footwear 4/2018

Časopis Koža & Obuća broj 4/2018

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