Hides and skins exports in 200718 November 2008
Poland’s Central Statistical Office reports that Poland exported raw hides and skins worth €21.1 million in 2007. Italy accounted for €10.6 million of these exports. Poland also exported tanned leather worth €121 million last year, including exports worth €57.4 million to Germany, €21.1 million to Ukraine and €8.07 million to Slovakia.The production of ‘leather of bovine animals or of equine animals, without hair’ in Poland in 2007 totalled 11,253 tons, compared with 12,382 tons in 2006 and 16,148 tonnes in 2005.The production of cattle and calves for slaughter in Poland in 2007 totalled 227,500 tons, compared with 222,300 tonnes in 2006 and 185,600 in 2005.Poland exported live bovine animals worth €141 million in 2007. Italy accounted for €60.6 million of these exports, followed by Spain with exports worth €27.8 million, and the Netherlands with exports worth €15.2 million.