Synthetic Leather Market Report scope & Overview:

The Synthetic Leather Market is estimated to grow from USD 36.17 billion in 2022 to USD 59.42 billion by 2030. It occupies a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period 2023-2030. A major aspect driving market expansion has been the expanding product application scope in footwear. Furthermore, the increased relevance and knowledge of animal welfare, as well as strict legislation prohibiting the use of real leather, are driving demand for synthetic leather. Synthetic leather has many advantages, including a high gloss finish, strength,  durability,  and UV resistance, as well as ease of maintenance. Furthermore, synthetic leather products are less expensive, which continues to attract customers, particularly from the medium and upper income levels.

Even when exposed to snow and water, synthetic leather products do not deteriorate. This demonstrates how resistant leathers are to them. Synthetic leather has a cloth foundation that is coated with synthetic resin and is used in a variety of applications such as fabrics, apparel, and footwear. COVID has resulted in a decrease in trade and e-commerce, which has had a detrimental impact on the industry in recent years.

Synthetic Leather Market Revenue Analysis

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End-user industries making footwear, apparel garments, items for furnishing, for automotive applications, manufacturing bags, purses, clutches, wallets, and several other fashionable products are driving the synthetic leather market. The synthetic leather market is growing due to increased demand for non-animal-killing footwear, which has advantages over pure leather, as well as increased demand for luxury cars and electric vehicles.


Raw materials including Polyvinyl Chloride and Polyurethane used for the manufacturing of synthetic leather as per the synthetic market trend which is harmful both for animals, humans, and the environment. The isocyanate PU, which is used in the production of synthetic leather, is extremely toxic to the lungs, causing asthma and even lung inflammation. These compounds induce skin irritation as well as breathing difficulties. Other health problems associated with PU include nausea, dizziness, vomiting and stomach distress. PVC is also harmful to one's health. Vinyl chloride monomer, phthalates, and dioxin are all hazardous components. Dioxin, for example, is a very poisonous chemical that is generated when chlorine-containing plastic is burned. As a result, the production of such dangerous chemicals works as a restraint, lowering the value and size of the synthetic leather market.


In the approaching years, the demand for synthetic leather over other industries will enhance the potential for rivals. By replacing conventional leather with bio-based leather made from natural fibers such as flax and cotton, the synthetic leather industry's opportunities are increased. These synthetic fibres' flexibility and strength present potential to grow the synthetic leather business.


It has been noted that PU-based products are prone to tearing, posing a challenge for the leather sector. PU-based products are far more expensive than other synthetic leathers, which poses a significant environmental challenge. The lack of urbanisation and industry in APAC presents challenges in the synthetic market.

Impact of COVID-19 Analysis

Pandemics have had a significant impact on the synthetic leather business. The epidemic has narrowed the window of opportunity for growth and development. Aside from the drawbacks of COVID, it has been noted that COVID has aided in market expansion as synthetic leathers are utilised for temporary medical, clinics, and healthcare institutes throughout the world have aided the furnishings, to support COVID patients. COVID has hindered the automotive sector, with car and other motor sales being reduced or eliminated. This has had an impact on the leather business, as synthetic leather is mostly used to furnish automobile interiors. Economic conditions in the industry deteriorated, and the production unit was severely impacted. Due to the government shutdown and lockdown, the business is nearly shuttered. The government imposed rigorous guidelines for wearing masks and using hand sanitizers. When such regulations were broken, they were penalised.

Market Segmentation

By Type

By Application

  • Clothing

  • Bags

  • Shoes

  • Purses & Wallets

  • Accessories

  • Car Interiors

  • Belts

  • Sports Goods

  • Others

By End-Use Industry

  • Footwear

  • Furniture

  • Automotive

  • Textile

  • Sports

  • Electronics

  • Others

Synthetic Leather Market Segmentation Analysis

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 Regional Coverage

  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Key player

Kuraray Co. Ltd., Teijin Limited, Mayur Uniquoters Limited, Filwel Co. Ltd., Alfatex N.V., Yantai Wanhua Synthetic Leather Group Co. Ltd.,  H.R. Polycoats Pvt. Ltd., NAN YA plastics corporation, San Fang Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Hexin Industry Group Co. Ltd., and Others players.

Kuraray Co. Ltd.-Company Financial Analysis

Synthetic Leather Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 36.17 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 59.42 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 6.4% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Type (Bio-Based, Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Based, Polyurethane (PU))
• By Application (Clothing, Bags, Shoes, Purses & Wallets, Accessories, Car Interiors, Belts, Sports Goods, Others)
• By End-Use Industry (Footwear, Furniture, Automotive, Textile, Sports, Electronics, Others)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Kuraray Co. Ltd.,  Teijin Limited, Mayur Uniquoters Limited, Filwel Co. Ltd., Alfatex N.V., and Yantai Wanhua Synthetic Leather Group Co. Ltd.,  H.R. Polycoats Pvt. Ltd.,NAN YA plastics corporation, San Fang Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Hexin Industry Group Co. Ltd., and Others players.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: Manufacturers, Consultant, aftermarket players, association, Research institute, private and universities libraries, suppliers and distributors of the product.


Ans: Kuraray Co. Ltd. (Japan),  Teijin Limited (Japan), Mayur Uniquoters Limited (India), Filwel Co. Ltd. (Japan), Alfatex N.V. (Belgium), and Yantai Wanhua Synthetic Leather Group Co. Ltd. (China),  H.R. Polycoats Pvt. Ltd. (India),NAN YA plastics corporation (Taiwan), San Fang Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. (Taiwan) and Zhejiang Hexin Industry Group Co. Ltd. (China) are the major Key players of Global Synthetic Leather Market

Ans: Pandemics have had a significant impact on the synthetic leather business. The epidemic has narrowed the window of opportunity for growth and development. Aside from the drawbacks of COVID, it has been noted that COVID has aided in market expansion as synthetic leathers are utilised for temporary medical, clinics, and healthcare institutes throughout the world have aided the furnishings, to support COVID patients. COVID has hindered the automotive sector, with car and other motor sales being reduced or eliminated

Ans: PU-based products are prone to tearing and posing are the challenges faced by the Global Synthetic Leather Market.

Ans: During the projection period of 2021 to 2028, the synthetic leather market is estimated to grow from USD 66.0 billion to USD 89.33 billion globally. It occupies a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period.

Table of Content:

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis

8.Global Synthetic Leather Market, By Type

8.1 Bio-Based

8.2 Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Based

8.3 Polyurethane (PU) Based

9. Global Synthetic Leather Market, By Application

9.1 Clothing

9.2 Bags

9.3 Shoes

9.4 Purses & Wallets

9.5 Accessories

9.6 Car Interiors

9.7 Belts

9.8 Sports Goods

9.9 Others

10. Global Synthetic Leather Market, By End-Use Industry

10.1 Footwear

10.2 Furniture

10.3 Automotive

10.4 Textile

10.5 Sports

10.6 Electronics

10.7 Others

11.Regional Analysis

11.1 Introduction

11.2 North America

11.2.1 USA

11.2.2    Canada

11.2.3    Mexico

11.3 Europe

11.3.1    Germany

11.3.2    UK

11.3.3    France

11.3.4    Italy

11.3.5    Spain

11.3.6    The Netherlands

11.3.7    Rest of Europe

11.4 Asia-Pacific

11.4.1    Japan

11.4.2    South Korea

11.4.3    China

11.4.4    India

11.4.5    Australia

11.4.6    Rest of Asia-Pacific

11.5 The Middle East & Africa

11.5.1    Israel

11.5.2    UAE

11.5.3    South Africa

11.5.4    Rest

11.6 Latin America

11.6.1    Brazil

11.6.2    Argentina

11.6.3    Rest of Latin America

12.Company Profiles

12.1 Kuraray Co. Ltd.

12.1.1 Financial

12.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

12.1.3 SWOT Analysis

12.1.4 The SNS view

12.2 Teijin Limited (Japan

12.3 Mayur Uniquoters Limited

12.4 Filwel Co. Ltd., Alfatex N.V.

12.5 Yantai Wanhua Synthetic Leather Group Co. Ltd.

12.6 H.R. Polycoats Pvt. Ltd.

12.7 NAN YA plastics corporation

12.8 San Fang Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.

12.9 Zhejiang Hexin Industry Group Co. Ltd.

13.Competitive Landscape

13.1 Competitive Benchmark

13.2 Market Share analysis

13.3 Recent Developments


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