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  • Thousands of raw hides still unsold in Bangladesh

    Published: 04 Sep, 2019

    An estimated 30,000 pieces of raw hides remain unsold in Bangladesh following the Eid al-Adha Islamic festival, which took place August 10-14 this year and traditionally represents 80% of all hides collected by tanners across the country annually.

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  • United States- suppliers make their annual pilgrimage to China

    Published: 04 Sep, 2019

    Most of the major suppliers and traders had representatives in China last week. Face to face meetings were reportedly held with their Chinese buyers, but it would appear that there was somewhat of a stalemate when it came to new hide sales, either raw or wet-blue. 

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  • Brazil – Struggles continue

    Published: 04 Sep, 2019

    All of 2019 has been a struggle for suppliers of wet-blue material. Prices have continued to fall and the bottom end of the quality has been removed from going into production. 

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  • Argentina – Has the market stabilised and bottomed out?

    Published: 04 Sep, 2019

    The removal from offer lists of the bottom end of the quality and weight ranges many weeks ago, has had the effect of stabilising the Argentinian hide prices.

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  • Germany – Seasonal norm is welcomed

    Published: 04 Sep, 2019

    After flaring up the previous week, last week was described by a local insider as very much in line with the seasonal norms. 

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  • China – Tanners uncertain of future direction

    Published: 04 Sep, 2019

    Chinese tanners and China in general have a number of problems to contend with, the tit for tat war with the U.S. over trade tariffs has heaped more uncertainty onto an already troubled leather market. Tanners, uncertain of the direction of the market, do not know whether to stick or twist. 

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  • United Kingdom – Settled prices resulting in good sales

    Published: 04 Sep, 2019

    Abattoir green prices have once again remained unchanged, this pattern has been repeated for the whole of August. One major supplier reports that they have good sales on their books, and have even turned down enquiries from European tanners. 

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  • United States – Conflicting reports!

    Published: 04 Sep, 2019

    It is interesting to observe how two U.S. commentators view the current market. One feels that the offer lists will be smaller this week due to suppliers being in forward sold positions. 

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  • Ten phantom tanneries closed in Colombia

    Published: 04 Sep, 2019

    Colombia’s authorities have shutdown ten illegal tanneries during combined operation at the end of July. 

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  • Who is making all the profit

    Published: 21 Aug, 2019

    While it is very true that over the past two years the leather industry has gone through unprecedented times, with falls in both raw prices and finished leather demand, at levels never witnessed before. 

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