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LightCastle COVID 19 Series – 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a major impact on the world we live in. The virus has not only wreaked havoc on our healthcare system, but has devastated the global economy. Amid the economic maelstrom, the Bangladesh economy finds itself in a precarious state, especially due to sagging apparel sales, declining remittances, soaring job losses, […]

  • Published on: June 11, 2020
Bangladesh Tannery & Footwear Industry Review

Leather & Leather Products industry is export oriented while both domestic & export demand drives footwear industry. The amount of leather produced each year is 350 million Sq. ft.1 Out of the total leather production, 20-25 percent is used to meet the domestic demand while the rest is exported. In the footwear industry, Bangladesh produces […]

  • Published on: February 9, 2020

Bangladesh Leather Industry – From Hazaribagh to Savar

The leather industry has been developing on a large scale since the 1970s and is currently worth around $1.90 bn with 40% of the total demand being met from imports [2]. However, the leather industry has recently been facing a gradual decline in export earnings. In FY18, exports of leather, leather goods, and footwear were […]
Developing the Leather Industry in Bangladesh

The economy of Bangladesh grew at an average rate of 6.5% annually in the fiscal years (FY) from 2009 to 2018.1 In FY2016, the growth rate crossed the 7.0% mark, and the following 2 years saw even higher growth rates of 7.3% and 7.9%. Historically, exports and remittances have been the two key growth drivers for Bangladesh. However, […]

  • Author: Soon Chan Hong
  • Published on: February 26, 2019
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