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  • The leather flow

    Published: 18 Mar, 2020

    Sales of both raw and wet-blue are falling behind the rate that they are being produced, as has been the case for a couple of weeks now. (There have been some exceptions, such as Brazil were slaughtering has been cut back causing a somewhat false impression of the industry, where demand and prices for raw material have actually risen). 

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  • Australia – Waiting upon positive Chinese tannery news

    Published: 18 Mar, 2020

    As with all other export origins, the Australian suppliers are waiting for the Chinese buyers to come back on line.

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  • Italy – counting the cost

    Published: 18 Mar, 2020

    As is to be expected, there are very mixed reports coming out of Italy and how the country wide lock downs are affecting the tanning industry. 

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  • China – Production back in near full swing

    Published: 18 Mar, 2020

    It seems that things have started to go full circle with China now starting to return to production as death and infection rates are falling. If the same pattern is to be repeated then maybe the rest of the world has another month or so before the same catch time can be reached. 

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  • Ireland – Decisions to be made

    Published: 18 Mar, 2020

    Decisions need to be taken this week about sending anymore hides out chilled to Italian tanners, with some of these tanneries now only working part time.

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  • Uruguay – Beef exports fall away

    Published: 18 Mar, 2020

    A disappointing start to the year for beef exports that confirm the sector difficulties in Uruguay. With about 51 thousand tonnes of carcass weight exported in the first two months of 2020, the result is a significant 28% drop compared to last year and 38% fall compared to 2018.

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  • United States – Sales and prices are flowing, but downhill

    Published: 18 Mar, 2020

    The slaughter production rates continue unabated, unlike other major beef producing nations who have cut back on production until normal service can be restored with China and other Asian countries. 

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  • Greece – Easter period expected to bring problems

    Published: 18 Mar, 2020

    No prizes for guessing the main topic of conversation for Greek traders, and like all other supplying origins they are looking for some direction as to how the future business for 2020 will transpire.

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  • Germany – Business uncertainty

    Published: 18 Mar, 2020

    Uncertainty about the immediate future is currently the dominant theme in discussions between sellers and their European counterparts. Request to delay deliveries, especially programmed ones, are rather common

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  • Belgium – Unclear on new business

    Published: 18 Mar, 2020

    As with all suppliers times are tough for Belgian traders and suppliers, customers are asking for a slow down on deliveries for those contracts that have already been booked, and to delay discussions on new business until the market situation is clearer.

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