In 2012 total exports reached US$2.08 billion. With a month to go until the end of 2013, Brazilian leather exports are already 9% higher than in 2012.

When considering November 2013 alone, sales of hides and skins to the international market reached a total of US$214 million, which represents an increase of 21.7% in comparison to the same month last year. The leather industry’s share of total Brazilian exports remains at 1%.

Throughout 2013 exports of Brazilian hides and skins have played a key role in the Brazilian trade balance, which is currently running a deficit of US$89 million up to November.