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  • Keep up-to-date with raw materials market prices in 2020

    Published: 04 Dec, 2019

    In recent weeks theSauerReport has seen global raw materials hides prices from the world’s leading origins start to stablise after a long period of decline. Understanding the way the market is heading could cost or save a large buyer of raw materials a significant amount of money on their finished leather bill.

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  • Italy – Niche leather market segments remain firm

    Published: 04 Dec, 2019

    Bar a few niche areas of the leather industry, such as calfskins, it is fair to say that all other areas have suffered a down-turn in the past eighteen months. But, some sectors of the industry appear to be showing some green shoots of recovery. 

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  • China – Demand for upholstery leather has picked up

    Published: 04 Dec, 2019

    The demand for dairy and spready cowhides has picked up recently, not so much in the price but in the quantity levels being purchased. 

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  • Argentina – Should abattoirs help the by-product industry?

    Published: 04 Dec, 2019

    As with Brazil, the beef industry in Argentina continues to grow year on year. The latest figures to be released by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for meat and Derivatives of Argentina (CICCRA) show that slaughter for 2019 up to the end of October stood at 11.45 million head, this exceeding the figure of 2018 by 2.3 per cent for the same period. 

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  • Australia – Mother nature hits the industry

    Published: 04 Dec, 2019

    The hide market in Australia continues to tick along, slowly but consistently is how one commentator describes the current market. 

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  • Germany – Mixed bovine demand

    Published: 04 Dec, 2019

    The interest on female bovine hides, from the Orient in particular, is reported to remain firm. This has allowed their prices to remain equally firm, although caution still prevails among German sellers. 

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  • Brazil – Will an increased kill in 2020 to have an adverse effect on hides?

    Published: 04 Dec, 2019

    Once again, the CICB price indicator for green hides has shown no movement in week 48 of 2019, with the price staying at BRL0.59/kg. This now represents one of the longest periods of green price stability of recent times. 

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  • United States – Steers remain in demand

    Published: 04 Dec, 2019

    The export trade for meat increased by 1.1 per cent for the first three quarters of 2019, when compared to the previous year. This includes both beef and poultry sales. However, the final quarter of the year is expected to see the overall rise exceed the 1.1 per cent mark. 

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  • Turkey – High prices for domestic material

    Published: 04 Dec, 2019

    It is tough going for wet-blue suppliers in Turkey, those that are trying to negotiate new contracts, face customers who want to maintain the price they previously paid. But, have rising raw material costs, and a gelatine and lime split market that is so saturated with supply that the price for both is falling fast.

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  • Australia – No spring in the step for lambs

    Published: 06 Nov, 2019

    The spring lamb season finally looks like gaining some momentum, in both demand and in price, with Chinese buyers becoming much more active in the last couple of weeks. 

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