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  • South Africa – No singing in the rain

    Published: 06 Feb, 2019

    Maize producers have not harvested the expected quantity due to a lack of rainfall. 

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  • China – Automotive boost

    Published: 06 Feb, 2019

    The Zhejiang province is seeking permission to build a new automotive plant, this plant is expected to be ready by 2022 and will increase total production over 3.5 million units annually.

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  • Worrying meat-free trend

    Published: 06 Feb, 2019

    Think going vegan will be good for the planet and your health? It’s even better for supermarkets’ margins.

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  • United Kingdom and Ireland – Turkish delight

    Published: 06 Feb, 2019

    We have received information from several sources that hide sales have now dropped back, as Chinese tanners look more towards the CNY and beyond. 

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  • Canada – Feeling positive

    Published: 06 Feb, 2019

    Unsurprisingly, our source in Canada reports that sales over the past few weeks have been an almost carbon copy of those from the United States. Good sales at increased price levels have been made in both ox-heifer and cow hides, with the emphasis on the heavier weight material. 

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  • China – Upholstery recovery

    Published: 06 Feb, 2019

    Most beam houses are now shut or at the very least only working to put hides into soak, it is expected that the close down for the CNY holidays will be from 2 February until Monday 11 February.

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  • Brazil - Definitely not Samba time in the Hide trade

    Published: 06 Feb, 2019

    Wet-Blue. The start of 2019 has begun in the same way as 2018 ended with pressure on the market to reduce prices further, with global demand for finished leather continuing to be poor.  

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  • United States – No holiday for sellers

    Published: 06 Feb, 2019

    It’s been a quiet week as far as trading is concerned with only a few new sales reported. One notable sale has been of HNS which have jumped in price by $5.50 now trading at $50.00.

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  • Mexico – Gasoline shortage hits shoe manufacture

    Published: 06 Feb, 2019

    Many Mexican tanneries are heavily geared towards the footwear sector of the leather industry. This being a sector we have shown to have had a torrid time in 2018 and with as yet no sign of recovery in 2019.

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  • France – French fancy hides

    Published: 06 Feb, 2019

    There have been good sales of French cows into China since the start of this new year, with many suppliers able to push the price up slightly from that achieved at the end of last year.

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