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  • Overview of the supply side of bovine hides and skins in Europe in 2018

    Published: 09 Jan, 2019

    Endowed with ample diversity and the high quality enjoyed by a sizeable share of its output, Europe distinguishes itself from other origins for a number of factors, deserving a supply-side analysis in its own right.

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  • India considers scrapping duty on raw hide exports

    Published: 09 Jan, 2019

    On December 18, India’s Ministry of Commerce is reported to have met with representatives from the domestic beef and leather sectors to consider the possibility of temporarily scrapping tax on the export of raw hides.

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  • Plenty of U.S. hide offers on the table

    Published: 09 Jan, 2019

    As per the last few weeks/months there are plenty of tanners looking to buy hides but the price’s they are looking to purchase at is far apart from those being asked; but as with all other world hide trade markets it remains a buyer’s market so we can only see a further decline.

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  • West Africa sources Kenyan hides for human consumption

    Published: 09 Jan, 2019

    The local hide market has taken on a (relatively) new twist which is on one side handing a helping hand to the ailing raw hide business, but further throwing the local tanning industry in disarray.

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  • Hide prices marked down in Argentina

    Published: 09 Jan, 2019

    Right before the end of last year, salted hide traders resorted to another mark-down of their offers, hoping to revive the interest of tanners in their flat domestic market.

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  • Italian footwear production falls

    Published: 09 Jan, 2019

    Italian footwear production is reported to have contracted -2.4% in the first nine months of 2018, with a -5% decline recorded in the third quarter.

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  • Brazilian hide prices at historic lows

    Published: 09 Jan, 2019

    The CICB indicator of the average green hide price begins the year at the level reached in week-51, 2018, when it reached the historical low of R$1.27/kg.

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  • Italian tanners report ample stocks

    Published: 09 Jan, 2019

    The first full week back for most of the tanners in Italy, most report that they are carrying enough stocks of hides not to need to dive into the market, especially when next week is the German trade fair in Cologne (interiors show).

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  • U.S. – China trade talks resume in Beijing

    Published: 09 Jan, 2019

    U.S. officials are meeting their counterparts in Beijing on January 7-8 for talks that aim to end the trade dispute.

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  • Hides and skins market overview

    Published: 19 Dec, 2018

    In most of the Western countries we entered the last business week of the year, as the Christmas and New Year holidays will see most companies shut or with limited opening starting December 21 and until January 2.

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