Synthetic Leather Market Report by Type (Bio-Based, Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Based, Polyurethane (PU) Based), Application (Clothing, Bags, Shoes, Purses and Wallets, Accessories, Car Interiors, Belts, Sports Goods, and Others), End Use Industry (Footwear, Furniture, Automotive, Textile, Sports, Electronics, and Others), and Region 2024-2032

Synthetic Leather Market Report by Type (Bio-Based, Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Based, Polyurethane (PU) Based), Application (Clothing, Bags, Shoes, Purses and Wallets, Accessories, Car Interiors, Belts, Sports Goods, and Others), End Use Industry (Footwear, Furniture, Automotive, Textile, Sports, Electronics, and Others), and Region 2024-2032

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Global Synthetic Leather Market:

The global synthetic leather market size reached US$ 39.2 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 54.7 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% during 2024-2032. The market is primarily driven by the continuous advancements in manufacturing technologies, the cost-effectiveness and versatility of synthetic leather, the expanding retail channels, and the escalating demand for sustainable alternatives, owing to the increasing ethical concerns and environmental considerations.

Report Attribute
Key Statistics
Base Year
2023
Forecast Years
2024-2032
Historical Years
2018-2023
Market Size in 2023 US$ 39.2 Billion
Market Forecast in 2032 US$ 54.7 Billion
Market Growth Rate (2024-2032)
3.7%


Synthetic Leather Market Analysis:

  • Major Market Drivers: The rising consumer awareness towards environmental issues and animal welfare concerns are primarily driving the demand for sustainable and cruelty-free alternatives, which is catalyzing the synthetic leather market outlook. Moreover, the continuous advancements in manufacturing materials and technologies to improve the durability, quality, and aesthetics of synthetic leather are also catalyzing the market growth.
  • Key Market Trends: According to the synthetic leather market overview, the expanding e-commerce and direct-to-consumer channels provide manufacturers and retailers with opportunities to reach a wider customer base. In addition to this, the extensive utilization of synthetic leather in the automotive industry for interior applications, including seats, dashboard covers, and door panels, is also stimulating the synthetic leather market statistics.
  • Competitive Landscape: Some of the major market players in the synthetic leather industry include Asahi Kasei Corporation, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC, FILWEL Co. Ltd. (Air Water Inc.), H.R. Polycoats Pvt. Ltd., Kuraray Co. Ltd., Mayur Uniquoters Limited, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, San Fang Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Teijin Limited, Zhejiang Hexin Holdings Co. Ltd., among many others.
  • Geographical Trends: Asia Pacific accounted for the largest market share, owing to the inflating disposable income levels of individuals and the emerging trend of urbanization. Apart from this, APAC countries, including China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are among the major manufacturing hubs for synthetic leather, which is positively influencing the market growth. Moreover, the expanding fashion apparel industry and the elevating requirement for synthetic leather materials in clothing, footwear, handbags, and accessories are also catalyzing the market growth in the region.
  • Challenges and Opportunities: One of the major challenges facing the synthetic leather market statistics is its perception as a lower quality material compared to the natural variant. Moreover, its production incorporates the use of petroleum-based materials and chemicals, which can cause environmental pollution, if not handled properly. However, the ongoing advancements in materials science and manufacturing technology and the emerging trend of digitalization for innovation and product improvement present significant growth opportunities for market players.
     

Global Synthetic Leather Market


Synthetic Leather Market Trends:

Rising Demand for Sustainable Alternatives

The escalating demand for sustainable and animal-friendly alternatives to traditional leather is among the primary factors driving the synthetic leather market. Besides this, the shifting consumer preferences towards eco-friendly variants, on account of the increasing environmental concerns, are acting as a significant growth-inducing factor. Moreover, the inflating investments in bio-based materials, recycled content, and closed-loop processes are positively influencing the synthetic leather market statistics. For instance, in India, 100% FDI is allowed for the manufacturing of leather products through an automatic route. Between April and September, the cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow in the case of the leather, leather goods, and pickers industries was USD 218.69 million.

Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies

The continuous innovations and advancements in manufacturing technologies to improve the durability, texture, and overall quality of synthetic leather are positively influencing the market growth. Moreover, the growing popularity of digital printing, 3D modeling, and computer-aided design (CAD) to create customizable, high-performance materials is also stimulating the synthetic leather industry. For instance, BASF Southeast Asia has joined the ZDHC Foundation as a “Contributor” in its Chemical Industry category. The partnership with the Foundation and its extensive pool of experts from organizations in the textile, apparel, leather and footwear industry underlines BASF’s commitment to being an industry leader in driving sustainable chemistry, innovation and best practices. Additionally, Haptex is the first BASF material solution that has received the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX certification for the production of synthetic leather.

Cost-effectiveness and Versatility

The extensive utilization of synthetic leather in clothing, footwear, and automotive sectors, owing to its versatility and cost-effectiveness, is primarily driving the market growth. For example, the world population is increasing annually, leading to a rise in the textile industry. The global population is anticipated to reach US$ 8.1 Billion by 2025, impacting the textiles market's growth. China is the world's leading producer and exporter of raw textiles and garments. Moreover, the growing popularity of synthetic leather in the automotive sector for seating, dashboard covers, door panels, and trim components to provide durability, aesthetic appeal, and cost advantages is further propelling the synthetic leather market demand. For instance, In October, Pecca Group Bhd, located in Malaysia, announced the purchase of PT Gemilang Maju Kencana, an Indonesian upholstery leather wrapping and car seat cover manufacturer. GMK is also looking for commercial and marketing cooperation from MPI's founder in order to increase its footprint in Indonesia. Although Indonesia sells more automobiles than any other Southeast Asian market, the country is projected to be a major development engine for Pecca as it expands its overseas footprint in the upholstery seat covers in the automotive sector.

 

 
 

 

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Synthetic Leather Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the market, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels for 2024-2032. Our report has categorized the market based on type, application, and end use industry.

Breakup by Type:

 

 
 

 

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  • Bio-Based
  • Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Based
  • Polyurethane (PU) Based
     

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the type. This includes bio-based, polyvinylchloride (PVC) based, and polyurethane (PU) based. According to the report, polyurethane (PU) based represented the largest segment. The growing popularity of polyurethane-based leather across various industries, such as fashion, automotive, and furnishings is primarily driving the market growth. For instance, BASF launched ten variations of Haptex 2.0 – a new and improved series of innovative polyurethane (PU) solutions to produce synthetic leather. Enhanced with a higher peel strength, anti-yellowing, and high abrasion performance properties, Haptex 2.0 enables designers to achieve high performance and the desired appearance of applications using synthetic leather across different industries, such as furniture, footwear, automotive, apparel, and accessories. Additionally, without using any organic solvents, synthetic leather made with Haptex 2.0 meets stringent VOC standards.

Breakup by Application:

  • Clothing
  • Bags
  • Shoes
  • Purses and Wallets
  • Accessories
  • Car Interiors
  • Belts
  • Sports Goods
  • Others
     

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the application. This includes clothing, bags, shoes, purses and wallets, accessories, car interiors, belts, sports goods, and others. According to the report, shoes represented the largest segment. The shifting consumer preferences towards cruelty-free and eco-friendly synthetic leather shoe options, on account of the rising environmental concerns, is stimulating the market growth. Besides this, the ongoing technological advancements in manufacturing processes to enhance the durability, quality, and aesthetic appeal of shoes are also positively influencing the synthetic leather industry. For instance, several international reports suggest that India's leather and footwear industry will be US$ 90 Billion. Over the next 6-7 years, this sector will offer an additional 20 lakh jobs.

Breakup by End Use Industry:

  • Footwear
  • Furniture
  • Automotive
  • Textile
  • Sports
  • Electronics
  • Others
     

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the end use industry. This includes footwear, furniture, automotive, textile, sports, electronics, and others. According to the report, footwear represented the largest segment. The evolving consumer preferences and the incorporation of synthetic leather into various designs and textures are positively influencing the market growth. Moreover, the expanding e-commerce platforms that provide customers with a wide range of footwear options are also stimulating the synthetic leather market dynamics.

Breakup by Region:

 

 
 

 

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  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Others
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
     

The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, Asia Pacific accounted for the largest market share, owing to the increasing population and the inflating disposable income levels that allow consumers to spend on fashion and automotive industries. Moreover, the ongoing innovations and advancements in production technologies enable the manufacturing of high-quality synthetic leather, which are also  contributing to the growth of the market in the region. For instance, according to Invest India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India, the textile industry in the country contributes 12% in the export earnings of the country, which was USD$14 Billion, and it is expected to grow by 7.6% to reach US$ 23.3 Billion by 2027.

Competitive Landscape:

  • The market research report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Competitive analysis such as market structure, key player positioning, top winning strategies, competitive dashboard, and company evaluation quadrant has been covered in the report. Also, detailed profiles of all major companies have been provided. Some of the major market players in Synthetic Leather industry include Asahi Kasei Corporation, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC, FILWEL Co. Ltd. (Air Water Inc.), H.R. Polycoats Pvt. Ltd., Kuraray Co. Ltd., Mayur Uniquoters Limited, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, San Fang Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Teijin Limited, Zhejiang Hexin Holdings Co. Ltd., among many others.

    (Please note that this is only a partial list of the key players, and the complete list is provided in the report.)


Synthetic Leather Market News:

  • July 2022: Sage Automotive Interiors, a China-based synthetic leather supplier, announced the launch of innovative silicone synthetic leather for automotive applications. The company has commenced manufacturing synthetic leather in Shanghai, China. The increasing consumer demand for sustainable products has influenced the company to deliver silicone synthetic leather as an innovative, petroleum-free, non-carbon-based solution for the latest automotive interiors.
  • April 2023: General Silicones Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-based silicone products manufacturer, announced the launch of vegan synthetic leather, namely Compo-SiL (SL series). This series is designed for businesses who are manufacturers of bags, wallets, backpacks, and shoes and are seeking vegan leather supplies.
  • January 2024: BASF Monomers Division and Xuchuan Chemical, an important partner in the isocyanates value chain, held a ceremony to commemorate their strategic cooperation on bio-mass balanced (BMB) Methylene Diphenyl Di-isocyanate (MDI) in synthetic leather applications. By leveraging BASF's expertise in bio-mass balanced (BMB) MDI production and Xuchuan Chemical's extensive network in the synthetic leather value chain, the primary goal of this collaboration is to reduce carbon emissions in the production of polyurethanes for the industry.


Synthetic Leather Market Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical Trends and Market Outlook, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
  • Type
  • Application
  • End Use Industry
  • Region
Types Covered Bio-Based, Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Based, Polyurethane (PU) Based
Applications Covered Clothing, Bags, Shoes, Purses and Wallets, Accessories, Car Interiors, Belts, Sports Goods, Others
End Use Industries Covered Footwear, Furniture, Automotive, Textile, Sports, Electronics, Others
Regions Covered Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Asahi Kasei Corporation, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC, FILWEL Co. Ltd. (Air Water Inc.), H.R. Polycoats Pvt. Ltd., Kuraray Co. Ltd., Mayur Uniquoters Limited, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, San Fang Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Teijin Limited, Zhejiang Hexin Holdings Co. Ltd., etc.
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Key Benefits for Stakeholders:

  • IMARC’s industry report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the synthetic leather market from 2018-2032.
  • The research report provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global synthetic leather market.
  • The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
  • Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the synthetic leather industry and its attractiveness.
  • Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market. 

Key Questions Answered in This Report

The global synthetic leather market was valued at US$ 39.2 Billion in 2023.

We expect the global synthetic leather market to exhibit a CAGR of 3.7% during 2024-2032.

The rising demand for synthetic leather products, as they offer enhanced durability and resistance to water, heat, severe climatic conditions, and UV rays, is primarily driving the global synthetic leather market.

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations, resulting in the temporary halt in numerous production activities for synthetic leather.

Based on the type, the global synthetic leather market can be categorized into bio-based, Polyvinylchloride (PVC) based, and Polyurethane (PU) based. Currently, Polyurethane (PU) based accounts for the majority of the global market share.

Based on the application, the global synthetic leather market has been segregated into clothing, bags, shoes, purses and wallets, accessories, car interiors, belts, sports goods, and others. Among these, shoes currently exhibit a clear dominance in the market.

Based on the end use industry, the global synthetic leather market can be bifurcated into footwear, furniture, automotive, textile, sports, electronics, and others. Currently, footwear holds the largest market share.

On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia-Pacific currently dominates the global market.

Some of the major players in the global synthetic leather market include Asahi Kasei Corporation, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC, FILWEL Co. Ltd. (Air Water Inc.), H.R. Polycoats Pvt. Ltd., Kuraray Co. Ltd., Mayur Uniquoters Limited, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, San Fang Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Teijin Limited, and Zhejiang Hexin Holdings Co. Ltd.

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