Reporters here held the 2018 China International Leather Exhibition (ACLE) learned that China's leather industry has been running steadily and slowly since this year, and the growth rate of major economic indicators has declined compared with last year. From January to June, the sales revenue of China's standard leather industry was 576.22 billion yuan (RMB, the same below), up 4.3% year-on-year, down 2.3 percentage points; the total profit was 33.39 billion yuan, up 4% year-on-year, down 5.1 percentage points. At the same time, for the export-oriented China leather industry, the future development will also increase uncertainty. On this occasion, the coordinated development of the upstream and downstream industry chain is becoming more urgent and important.
Against this background, the China International Leather Exhibition (ACLE) is being held in the face of opportunities and challenges of industrial change. At the same time, the attention of foreign leather giants to the Chinese market has increased. The leather exhibition attracted thousands of exhibitors from 36 countries and regions to participate in the exhibition, involving leather, ultra-fiber, leather, shoes, accessories. Machinery, commerce, services and other industrial chains. Faced with the changing situation, the domestic and foreign enterprises in the leather industry go hand in hand to explore the symbiosis of integration and development, cultivate new economic growth points, effectively promote industrial optimization and upgrading, and promote the benign development of industrial ecology with the strength of industrial union.
In the first half of this year, China regulated the production of light leather by 310 million square meters. When the shoe upper leather and furniture leather tend to be stable, the demand for automotive leather shows an obvious upward trend, becoming a new growth point to promote the development of the industry. In 2017, China's automobile production and sales were booming, and the growth rate of auto sales this year is expected to be unchanged from last year. This has greatly stimulated the demand for automotive interior materials, leading automotive leather companies are bringing new products to the exhibition, covering a number of patented technologies. In the same period, German leather, a century old car leather company, was also unveiled for the first time.
In addition, after the leather industry entered the structural adjustment period, environmental protection has become the only way for its development. Only green environmental protection can win the market. Chinese eco-leather enterprises participating in the exhibition constantly carry out technological innovation and product innovation, in order to meet the increasingly stringent regulatory standards and changing market demand, give leather with excellent product performance, international peers compete with the same stage, hand in hand to develop green leather.