Turkey’s State Statistics Institute reports that Turkey imported raw hides and skins, and leather, worth US$358 million in the first nine months of this year, a year-on-year fall of 20.6%. Turkish exports of the same types of commodities were 3.7% lower year-on-year at US$61.3 million. Turkey also exported leather products worth US$243 million in the January to September period, a year-on-year increase of 2.2%.