Portuguese Leather Industry in NumbersArticlesNews·September 8, 2020 120 The number of Portuguese leather and leather goods companies. Mainly located in the north, they combine the manufacture of high-quality products with excellent responsiveness. 48% Growth in the number of jobs over the past decade. Last year, the leather and leather goods sector employed 1,871 people, 600 more than a decade earlier. 29% Last year the export of leather and leather goods increased to 197 million euros. Spain, France and Turkey are the most important markets. 132 Million euros. The value of Portuguese suitcase and bag exports last year. 18% Growth of the sector over the first months of 2020, despite the challenging circumstances resulting from the pandemic.