Although the two sectors are considered separate, the "leather tanning" sector cannot stand alone without the "leather goods" sector, which makes them together the fifth largest industrial sector in Egypt in terms of the number of direct employment, number of companies, tanneries, and even small and micro workshops. This is due to the fact that the sector has an animal wealth (cattle and sheep), which is characterized by its high-quality fibrous composition. Egypt’s livestock wealth is estimated, according to the General Authority for Veterinary Services, at 18 million heads. Local hides and leather available for tanning were estimated at 123 million square feet, making them one of the wealthy industries with abundance in the basic raw material.
Future of leather tanning and leather goods industry with the launch of Robbiki Leather City
Within the framework of the great interest that Egypt attaches to the leather and leather goods sector and its strive to place it in a promising position within Egyptian economy, Egypt has established Robbiki Leather City for leather and the advanced leather industries in the 10th of Ramadan city, in order to create a single entity that includes the entire supply chain starting from production of finished leather through the manufacture of leather products and then sale and export of finished goods. This helped increase the added value of exports by 5 times upon reaching the stage of exporting finished products such as shoes and bags, which insures the growth of the leather goods sector and increases its competitiveness in global markets.
- Lether tanning
- Leather goods
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