Criteria met: High volume
Principal trade term to the EU: skins
Percentage of global trade to the EU: 26%
Principal source: wild, captive-bred
Top EU importer: Germany
Top Trading Partner: Singapore, Indonesia
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: -
In 2010, EU imports primarily consisted of captive-bred and wild-sourced skins (98,214 and 83,836 skins, respectively), and wild-sourced small leather products (45,152), the majority of which was for commercial purposes. Total imports of skins (all sources) increased by 64% between 2009 and 2010.
The majority of the wild-sourced skins (90%) originated in Indonesia, while the majority of the captive-bred skins (92%) originated in Viet Nam. The SRG reconfirmed a positive opinion for Indonesia on 29/02/2008.