Footwear Industries in Bangladesh: Problems & Prospects.

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Dev 595
Supervised Research Paper
Footwear Industries in Bangladesh:
Problems & Prospects.
P rofessor A. K. M. Atiqur Rahman, Ph.D.
Instructor : Dev 595

Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences

A bu Tariq Mohammad Zaki
ID # 041-439-551

November 27th, 2012.

North South University




Executive Summary
1. Introduction
1.1 Origin o f the Report
1.2 Objectives
1.3 Scope
1.4 Definitions & Concepts
1.5 Methodology
1.5.1 Overall Approach
1.5.2 Analysis And Presentation
2. A Brief Look Into The Footwear Industries In Bangladesh:
2.1 Types Of Footwear Industries:
2.2 Location of Leather Firms
2.3 Ownership Pattern of Leather
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As a single sector, it contributes modestly to the country's GDP. An important feature of the leathermanufacturing sector in Bangladesh is that all leather sector firms are owned by the private sector and a few u nits belong to multinational companies. The basic raw materials of leather sector, the hide and s kin, are by products of meat production. Majority of the leather enterprises in Bangladesh is relatively small employing not more than 50 persons. Leather-manufacturing enterprises produce a variety of 4eather (e.g. wet-blue, crust and finished), leather footwear and leather goods. Wet-blue leather produced is generally sold in the local market, w hile considerable volume of crust leather, finished leather, footwear and leather goods are exported abroad.

The objective of the study was to collect, compile and analyze data on raw m aterials, production, sales and marketing, machineries, manpower, production capacities and u tilization. training, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and potential threats of the leather sector firms operating in
Bangladesh having more than 15 employees. The study identified a total of 131 firms operating in producing wet-blue leather, crust leather, finished leather, footwear and leather goods. Of t he 131 operational firms, 96 are leather-processing units, 26 are footwear manufacturing u nits and 9 are leather goods producing u nits.

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