Just 20 km north of downtown Guangzhou, Shiling is building up into becoming the centre for leather goods and materials to serve the entire country.
Leather reaching world markets from Shiling
Occupying an area of over 230,000 sqm, Shiling (International) Leather City houses 2,100 shops. More than 4,000 enterprises produce and trade leather goods, as well as wholesale raw and ancillary materials. The Leather City houses some 65,000 workers. Annual output tops 230 million leather products, while in terms of sales volume, Shiling Leather City ranks top.
Today, Guangdong's leather trade makes up half of the national total. Leather goods from Shiling play a leading role in the Guangzhou market, which in turn accounts for 60% of the Guangdong market. With an annual output value exceeding Rmb4.7 billion (HK$4.4 billion), leather goods from Shiling are sold to 25 mainland provinces, cities and autonomous regions as well as Southeast Asia, Europe and the US.
Shiling Leather City has also been designated by the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) as one of the leading specialised markets to be nurtured by the state. Moreover, it is nominated as one of the five major specialised markets in Guangdong.
It attracts an estimated 500,000 buyers from all over the world every year, including Hong Kong, Korea, Italy and Spain. Different types of transaction are accepted such as wholesale, direct sales and cash-on-delivery. Several domestic banks operating in Shiling offer the necessary services and support.
Shiling is home to a large number of famous brands of leather goods in China, such as Fansite, Liannu, Beijixiong, Ludasi, Pingguo Wangzi, Jixiang and Feilong. Agents of renowned foreign brands which have set up offices in Shiling include Montague and Crocodile. Large-scale leather goods enterprises have also mushroomed.