Sunday, 1 February 2009

Leather exports down 45 percent

From IPPMedia, Dar es Salaam
By Edwin Agola

The country`s leather industry faces serious challenges and may need government intervention as the global financial crunch has forced export orders down 45 percent on the world market.

Chairman of the Leather Association of Tanzania, Elbariki Mmari told The Guardian on Sunday in Mwanza this week that exporters of raw hides and skins in the country are feeling the pinch of the global economic turmoil as export orders for the commodity have dropped to 30 percent from 75 percent six months ago.

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