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  • Where are the margins?

    Published: 23 Jan, 2019

    We have been talking to many suppliers and buyers from many countries and the underlining theme is “where are my margins”.

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  • New EU car sales remained flat in 2018

    Published: 23 Jan, 2019

    EU new passenger car sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in December, continuing the downward trend that started with the introduction of WLTP in September.

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  • Good attendance at German upholstery leather fair

    Published: 23 Jan, 2019

    This week saw the Cologne Furniture Leather fair. Attendance was said to be high and reports we have received suggest that good sales have been made on the high-end leather but few takers for lower grade material, this is said at present to be worth very little.

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  • United Kingdom and Ireland talk a good story

    Published: 23 Jan, 2019

    The market remains very sluggish. A trader notes how a number of his colleagues appear to be talking the market up.

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  • Leather - A must use material?

    Published: 23 Jan, 2019

    With meat consumption at record levels across the world this surely would mean leather production to be at similar levels. Unfortunately, this as we know is not the case, but why?

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  • Weather and disease slow growth for South Africa

    Published: 23 Jan, 2019

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

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  • Slight upturn for United States prices

    Published: 23 Jan, 2019

    Since the start of 2019 there has been a rise in hide prices by approximately 16% on steer hides and 35% cow hides.

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  • Italy carrying high stocks

    Published: 23 Jan, 2019

    One of our sources has reported that following a visit to tanners in the Arzignano area they can confirm most are still carrying large stocks built up during 2018 so only need to buy certain grades of hides to cover or if they see some attractive prices being offered.

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  • Greek tragedy

    Published: 23 Jan, 2019

    The market in Greece has been described as somewhat crazy with sellers accepting prices 30% below the asking prices.

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  • Argentina – prices on the slide

    Published: 23 Jan, 2019

    The situation in the salted hide market has turned from bad to worse in January.

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