The reopening of Western markets led to leather exports from Bangladesh exceeding pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. Bangladesh’s leather and leather products’ exports increased 21 per cent to $271.34 million from July to September this year, up from $225.15 million in the same period last fiscal, says Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). As per a Daily Star report, receipts were 6.66 per cent higher than $254.39 million recorded in the same three-month period of FY2019-20.
Mohammed Nazmul Hassan Sohail, Managing Director, Leatherex Footwear Industries says easing of lockdowns in key markets has pushed up demand for leather footwear and goods. And as Rubina Akhter Munni, Owner, Design by Rubina, a leather product manufacturer adds, she is receiving queries from buyers from home and abroad.