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  • Belgium – nothing positive

    Published: 17 Apr, 2019

    A source in Belgium has told thesauerReport that for this week they have no positive news. Italian tanners are reported to be at a standoff: they have enough hides for the weeks ahead, so do not wish to purchase now. 

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  • France – never known it so bad

    Published: 17 Apr, 2019

    Over the past two weeks, suppliers in France have reported that the hide market has slowed. Those tanners that do show interest are insisting on lower prices than those for February and March. 

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  • China – needing hide prices down

    Published: 17 Apr, 2019

    Two separate agents in China acting on behalf of U.S. and European suppliers have told theSauerReport the same information. 

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  • Spain – good prices on skins

    Published: 17 Apr, 2019

    The three Spanish auctions held at the end of March and beginning of April offer a largely similar picture, seeing an increase in the price of young bulls/heifer hides, and stable to slightly higher prices for cowhides.

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  • Italy – only top notch cows wanted

    Published: 17 Apr, 2019

    A source in Italy has reported to theSauerReport that they see demand for good quality European cows, with tanners looking to cover production for June and July. 

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  • United States – demand not matching supply

    Published: 17 Apr, 2019

    There has been reported good sales made over the past two weeks, sales have in the main been to China and Korea. 

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  • New Zealand – in a pickle

    Published: 17 Apr, 2019

    The ovine business in New Zealand has been described as depressing by one commentator to theSauerReport. In pickle, only the run grades cover the cost of processing. 

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  • Brazilian leather exports flat in first quarter

    Published: 17 Apr, 2019

    According to a report released by Brazil’s Foreign Trade Secretariat (SECEX), hide and skins exports from Brazil totalled US$119 million in March, down 19.3% in value against the same month in 2018 but 7.3% higher than the previous month of February. 

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  • The Split Report – are splits viable

    Published: 17 Apr, 2019

    After Lineapelle in Milan and APLF in Hong Kong the split market has continued with its negative trend. 

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  • How low can we go?

    Published: 17 Apr, 2019

    January and early February 2019 showed a marked slow-down in the hide trade; at that time all hopes were on a decent Milan fair to kick start the market. 

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