Relocation of Tanneries, Factories Must But Not at the Cost of Leather Sector
3 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2016
Date Written: April 18, 2016
Leather and leather goods is one of the most potential sectors of Bangladesh economy. It employs about 1,80,000 people directly. This sector includes about 3,500 micro, small and medium leather goods factories with about 110 large industries. The sector is divided into two major heads i.e. leather processing units called tanneries and manufacturer of leather goods like shoe, bag, belt, etc. called leather goods factories. There are about 220 to 250 tanneries in Bangladesh, mostly located at Hazaribagh area of Dhaka city. As a Muslim majority country, Bangladesh used to produce a huge quantity of leathers every year mainly during the Eid-ul-Azha.
Keywords: Leather Industry of Bangladesh; Leather Goods Industry of Bangladesh; Leather and Leather Goods Sector of Bangladesh
JEL Classification: L67; F14
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