Synthetic Leather Market Size, Revenue Analysis, Industry Outlook, Forecast, 2021-2028

Growing demand from the footwear and automotive industries, as well as the need to replace natural leather because synthetic leather is much less dangerous in terms of global warming and resource depletion than natural leather.

According to the most recent analysis by Emergen Research, the worldwide synthetic leather market is anticipated to reach a market size of USD 80.20 billion in 2028 and show a CAGR of 4.0% during the projected period. The anticipated growth rates are due to rising demand from the fashion and automotive industries as well as the desire to replace natural leather because synthetic leather poses significantly less of a threat to the environment and resources than natural leather. Synthetic leather has grown in popularity since it is more durable and less expensive than natural leather.

Market Dynamics

Over a billion animals are killed each year for their skin and skins, claims People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Genuine leather is primarily produced in developing nations like China and India, where laws protecting animals are not properly enforced. However, strict rules are probably going to be implemented in Asia Pacific and the rest of the world, which will boost demand for genuine leather replacements. As a result, businesses are concentrating on synthetic leather, also known as an alternative to genuine leather. The production of synthetic leather uses substances made of synthetic materials rather than actual animal skins.

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However, because of the numerous preventive steps implemented by various countries to stem the development of the pandemic, the recent spread of the coronavirus throughout the world has significantly reduced the market for synthetic leather. This has caused a decrease in demand for and trade in synthetic leather around the world, and it is anticipated that this will have a detrimental effect on market growth in the years to come. The demand for the product is anticipated to be largely influenced by developing regional markets such those in China, India, Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Over the next few years, it is anticipated that widespread use of synthetic leather in the footwear industry in a number of other regional markets will also help drive industry expansion globally.

Synthetic leather consumption in the United States has significantly increased recently. Demand in the American market has significantly increased recently. Consumption is anticipated to rise in the next years. An enormous increase in the demand for automobile synthetic leather upholstery is probably going to be advantageous for the whole market in the United States.

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Synthetic Leather Market  Segmentation:

Emergen Research has segmented synthetic leather market based on type, application, and region:

Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2021–2028)

Polyurethane (PU)

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)


Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2021-2028)





Purses & Wallets




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