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  • Brazil – Poor sales giving traders the (wet) blues

    Published: 26 Jun, 2019

    The recent appreciation of the Brazilian real has come at a bad time for exporters. Last week witnessed a sharp fall in the prices paid for green hides, this week is expected to result in a similar drop, following the poorer returns received for export sales.

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  • Germany – Gathering storms predicted

    Published: 26 Jun, 2019

    Many suppliers are coming to terms with the fact that they may well enter the summer holiday period with a large number of hides in storage. It appears that most hide suppliers in Germany, and indeed across the world, are sitting on more material than the market needs.

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  • Australia – Suffering from U.S. tariffs

    Published: 26 Jun, 2019

    The fall-out between the U.S. and China over tariffs, and the subsequent reduction in raw hide values, has, according to one commentator and large exporter caused jeopardy in the Australian market. 

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  • Ireland – A margin at last!

    Published: 26 Jun, 2019

    At last, was the cry from one large supplier of raw hides at the end last week, this after they had finally calculated a margin into a sale of hides. 

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  • Vegan days to help the hide trade?

    Published: 26 Jun, 2019

    Currently there is a campaign running in many schools around the world to promote vegan eating. This has started with vegan Mondays, which, has been adopted by many schools from the United States, Thailand, Europe and some South American countries. 

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  • Greece – Not a tragedy, yet!

    Published: 26 Jun, 2019

    The Greek hide and skin market is reported by one commentator not to be in good shape. All articles show signs of depression. 

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  • United States The search for the bottom goes on

    Published: 26 Jun, 2019

    All but the most optimistic suppliers now agree that despite recent good sales volumes, the bottom of the market has, as yet, not been found.

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  • China – A pig of a problem

    Published: 26 Jun, 2019

    Recently, theSauerReport has given notice of the African Swine flu outbreak in China, at the time it was reported that the outbreak had been very localised and that the Chinese authorities had contained the problem. 

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  • Beef to cover hide reductions?

    Published: 12 Jun, 2019

    With many beef plants around the world, particularly those in the U.S. and Brazil making record profits, maybe it is time they looked to help out the hide and skin trade. 

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  • South Africa – slow recovery following export ban

    Published: 12 Jun, 2019

    Green hide sales last week were at fundamentally unchanged prices compared to a couple of weeks prior, at ZAR1.72/kg (about US$¢12/kg). 

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