Hungarian leather production and sales14 November 2005
Hungary's Central Statistical Office reports that the production of leather and leather products in Hungary in the first eight months of this year was 5.1% lower than in the same period in 2004. Hungarian leather industry companies saw their sales fall by 6.8% year-on-year in the January to August period, including a fall in sales of 24.7% on the domestic Hungarian market and 0.4% higher sales on export markets. During the same period, imported leather and leather products amounted to US$212 million, a year-on-year fall of 7.2%. Hungarian exports of the same types of commodities were 30.5% higher year-on-year at US$87.2 million.