JELD EXPO aims to bring together all the professionals and operators in the leather industry in one place (such as hide collectors, tanners, importers, exporters, processors, manufacturers, equipment suppliers, service providers, institutional, etc.) to enable them to build new trade relations, to gain a better understanding of the Algerian leather industry and its level of development, to foster trade and partnership relations, to assess the Algerian leather export potential, to stimulate investment in the various stages of the leather industry, to create an opportunity for meetings with consumers and to measure the adaptation of leather products to their tastes. In fact, it will be a matter of making the sector known and identifying ways and means of developing it.
JELD EXPO is part of the action plan of the Ministry of Industry, in accordance with the recommendations of the National Conference on Industrial Recovery, organized under the patronage of the President of the Republic, particularly with regard to the need to organize the various industrial sectors in Algeria.
In fact, the Algerian leather market holds important sources of growth: a population of more than 43 million consumers, nearly 70% of whom are under 30 years old, a sheep and cattle herd estimated at several millions of livestock head, a potential of 35productive tanneries, nearly a hundred processing units and leather factories, a multitude of small workshops of leather crafts, a proven know-how of leather work in several regions in Algeria (Médéa, Tlemcen, Ghardaia, Jijel, etc.), a quality of Algerian leather that is world-renowned, etc.
According to the information provided by the ONS (National Office of Algerian Statistics), the leather industrial park is generally used at more than 75% of its capacity and the need to extend or renew equipment is strongly felt by manufacturers.
In terms of external trade, exports of leather products amounted in 2022 to USD 7.79 million compared to USD 5.34 million in 2021, an increase of 46%.