Italy: import value of leather products 2018, by country of origin

In 2018, Italy imported 730 million euros worth of leather products from China. According to the data presented in the graph, China was Italy’s leading supplier for this product category. Second in terms of value was France, from which Italy imported leather goods for 633 million euros. China and France combined accounted for more than 50 percent of Italy’s leather products’ supply.

 Import volume 

    In terms of volume, Italy imported in total approximately 123 million kilograms of leather products in 2018, a slight increase compared to the previous year. When looking at the origin of the imported products, with 71 million kilograms of leather products, China was Italy’s main supplier. France, however, supplied only 6 million kilograms of leather products, meaning imports from France were by far more expensive.  

 Most popular leather products 

    A closer analysis of Italy’s imports of leather products can offer an insight into the most popular product categories. Small handbags were by far the most popular leather products in 2018, with an import value that reached approximately 745 million euros. Suitcases and travel goods were also among the most popular leather products to import: in 2018, Italy imported 474 million euros worth of said products.

Import value of leather products in Italy in 2018, by country of origin

Import value in million euros
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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

January to October 2018

Supplementary notes

The statistic includes only the top 15 largest importers.

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