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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing

Overview: the U.S. Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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General and Operations Managers3%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
Production Occupations 64%
Supervisors of Production Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 5%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers 32%
Shoe and Leather Workers 17%
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 17%
Textile Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6%
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 6%
Other Production Occupations 26%
Cutting Workers 10%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 7%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 11%
Helpers--Production Workers 6%
Production Workers, All Other 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10%
Material Moving Workers 9%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • American Legend Cooperative trademarks "BLACKGLAMA" - Artificial eyelashes; False eyelashes - 03/01/2018
  • Agora Sales trademarks "AGORA EDGE" - Custom manufacture of soft goods including cases, holsters, belts and straps for mobile data capture devices; dry electrodes, wearable straps, and wearable holders for medical and fitness devices; straps for fall protection; cases and straps for first responder equipment including oxygen tanks and masks; tool bags, backpacks, tote bags, wallets, and briefcases - 02/16/2018
  • Gst Autoleather trademarks "GST SETON AUTOLEATHER" - Cut leather parts for use in finishing automotive interiors - 05/09/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    American Legend Cooperative
    Horween Leather

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Meet the man who’s lifelong passion for five decades has been functional leather art - Snyder spent years developing the specific process to prepare the leather from which he currently creates his designs. In fact, the leather, a yellow latigo cow hide, is itself quite ... that outlawed using such toxic tanning methods. (12/29/2017)
    • Detroit's leather-maker hits a financial wall - GST AutoLeather Inc., a global producer of automotive leather for seats and interiors ... over dealer cuts Old Chrysler hand still seethes over dealer cuts Detroit's leather-maker hits a financial wall Is Uber partly to blame for a Michigan leather ... (10/14/2017)
    • 'Magical ingredient': Hunters learn to tan hides using animal brains in Winnipeg - The camp-owner and former hunting guide has a bear hide at home she wants to turn into clothes by first tanning the leather the traditional way. "I want to do it from start to finish," she said. "I want to know how to skin and flesh every type of animal." (04/02/2016)
    • College Park leather shop offers make-your-own-belt class - Smells of leather and whiskey – in that order – dominated the air inside The Hide Shop. On a recent Wednesday night, Lauren Waite, a 31-year-old from Belle Isle, held a rubber mallet and stood over an inch-and-a-half strip of tan leather. (07/20/2015)
    • Cattle Cars: How Leather Goes from Cow to Your Car - Free from major blemishes, these leathers retain their natural finishes throughout the tanning process ... the leather softens, becomes stretchable, gains a consistent finish and color, and becomes water-repellent. A blue-hued hide, called “wet blue ... (02/24/2015)
    • How Leather Is Slowly Killing the People and Places That Make It - Even stingray skin can be made into leather—and often is, in places like Thailand where stingrays are plentiful. The tanning process is essentially one designed to mummify a hide and stabilize ... solvents employed in the finishing process. (06/03/2014)
    • Research and Markets: Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing World Report - has announced the addition of the "Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing World Report" report to their offering. LEATHER & HIDE TANNING & FINISHING WORLD REPORT The Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing World Report gives Market Consumption / Products / Services ... (07/24/2012)
    • Danfield's EcoHides to debut at Showtime - Danfield, a 25-year-old leather finishing company, will introduce EcoHides, an exclusive line of ecologically friendly hides, at this week's Showtime ... Unlike conventional tanning techniques, EcoHides uses no minerals or metals during the tanning process ... (06/02/2008)
    • Cactus hide-tanning company to close - CACTUS - The S.B. Foot Tanning Co. will close its Cactus facility in the next 60 to 90 days. "We'll finish our last hide by March 31," said plant ... "It's due to the economy of the leather industry." The firm will attempt to sell the plant as an operating ... (02/04/2003)
    • Leather for the Car: A Rising Tide of Hides - American tanneries serving the auto industry buy 20 percent of the 36 million hides produced domestically ... as a pioneer in environmentally friendly tanning. ''Nobody has done as much to clean up the leather-making process,'' said Charlie Myers ... (08/23/1998)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,331,462 on Leather & Hide Tanning & Finishing. It has awarded 55 contracts to 7 companies, with an average value of $190,209 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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