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  • China – Lack of low-end quality leather

    Published: 02 Oct, 2019

    Those tanners that have been buying on a consistent basis, are mainly those working shoe upper and the higher end of the quality range. 

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  • Italy – Demand is there, but at lower levels

    Published: 02 Oct, 2019

    Many calfskin orders were placed before the summer tannery shut-downs, the first of these orders are now starting to be completed. 

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  • Californian ban on sale of crocodile skins to go ahead

    Published: 02 Oct, 2019

    Despite the attempts by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to delay the ban further, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) said in a statement that, together with Social Compassion in Legislation and other interest groups, it has succeeded in putting the Californian legislation into force; sales of crocodile or alligator skins are to be effectively banned from the state as from January 1, 2020. 

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  • The bottom end is creeping up

    Published: 02 Oct, 2019

    The state of the hide market has been a buyer’s one for the best part of two years, with seemingly the balance tipping further towards the buyer as each new month goes by.

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  • World slaughter is unsustainable

    Published: 02 Oct, 2019

    2019 has seen one, if not the largest harvest of beef in history. All the major beef producing nations are running at a high. U.S., Australia, Brazil, Argentina all report the same. 

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  • China – Delivery clock ticking

    Published: 02 Oct, 2019

    As the clock ticks closer to the last shipping schedules, for hides to arrive prior to December 15, when the proposed tariff increases will come into play, then the more bullish tanners will feel. 

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  • Ireland – Back to work

    Published: 02 Oct, 2019

    As of Saturday evening (September 21) it has been reported that most of the picket lines at slaughterhouses have stood down, with efforts being made for the few remaining pickets to follow suit. 

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  • United States – Delivery race is on

    Published: 02 Oct, 2019

    Those sales that have been concluded post the Shanghai trade fair are being reported as either slightly lower or stand-on in price, there have been no reported sales made at increased levels. 

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  • Australia – High slaughter continues

    Published: 02 Oct, 2019

    The slaughter numbers remain high, on the back of increased demands for beef. China has been a driving force in beef demands and the margins being experienced by slaughterhouses has kept the pressure on farmers to continue to send their cattle in, they themselves receiving better returns than expected.

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  • United Kingdom – Market stability

    Published: 02 Oct, 2019

    Once again abattoir prices have stood still, the length of time that prices have remained unchanged has enabled traders and suppliers, of both hides and skins to remain competitive in the market place, and add some margin to their product. 

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