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  • United States – hide market stabilises at the start of 2020

    Published: 08 Jan, 2020

    As we enter the new year, the prices appear to be steady across the board. A few sales were reported last week, but the bulk of the activity will resume during this week with well populated offer lists reportedly already hitting the desks of Asian buyers. 

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  • China – a growing level of optimism

    Published: 08 Jan, 2020

    The market for both upholstery and shoe upper leather is reported as being in good shape over the past two months. 

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  • France – 2019 ended on a more positive note than it started

    Published: 08 Jan, 2020

    The market mood for bovine hides in 2019 is reported as ending on a more positive note than it started. During the first half of the year demand was weak. 

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  • New Zealand – Major changes to domestic pickling trade anticipated

    Published: 08 Jan, 2020

    The New Zealand pickling industry is reported by one commentator as about to see some major changes in the coming months, with some of the major players contemplating important structural changes.

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  • Brazil – greater interest from Chinese buyers

    Published: 08 Jan, 2020

    Information given to theSauerReport from both Italian and Chinese tanners show that there is good interest in wet-blue from Brazil. The interest seems particularly good from Chinese tanners. 

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  • Split report

    Published: 08 Jan, 2020

    The Italian split market continues to suffer, due to a number of challenges within the industry: The price of low grade hides is actually cheaper than the split price, good demand and price from the gelatine/collagen market and the cost of splits remain too high to generate more demand from the finished leather market; for all of these reasons, the demand for split material, for medium/good quality finished leather will remain low for some time going forward. 

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  • More interest in European cowhides from the Far East

    Published: 08 Jan, 2020

    With European tanners seemingly unable or unwilling to pay the current asking prices for cowhides, all attention for these has been switched to the Far East. 

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  • Germany – Sales on a firmer footing

    Published: 08 Jan, 2020

    Following their colleagues from other origins, German traders have moved their asking prices marginally higher, up €c5-10/kg from the previous levels. Not everyone, however, has felt confident enough to apply changes across the board. 

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  • Ireland – Stand-off between abattoirs and farmers

    Published: 08 Jan, 2020

    The stand-off between farmers and abattoir owners that caused the strikes and slaughter disruptions during September, appear to be back on the agenda. 

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  • China clampdown on illegal meat risks US$2 billion trade

    Published: 08 Jan, 2020

    China’s crackdown on illegal meat imports has left India, one of the biggest exporters of buffalo meat, scrambling for a new buyer.

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