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  • China – Beef sales up, but leather sales down

    Published: 03 Apr, 2019

    Mixed reports and thoughts from Chinese tanners post (APLF) Hong Kong. Those tanners producing upholstery or light weight finished goods, such as hand bags are said to being doing ok and have reasonably full order books.

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  • United Kingdom – welcomes EU sales!

    Published: 03 Apr, 2019

    One respected trader in the United Kingdom has reported to theSauerReport that they prefer to sell their hides to European tanners, rather than to Chinese or Korean tanners simply because of the time lag between the sale and the delivery. 

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  • Traders are needed more than ever

    Published: 03 Apr, 2019

    If we take a step back in time to around 2010, we will find that all was rosy in hide and skin business. Demand far outweighed supply, so selling was easy in many ways; material was not so much as sold but ‘allocated’ to tanners. 

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  • Brazil – Volume up, values down

    Published: 03 Apr, 2019

    Reports being received, following the (APLF), indicate that there were good sales of wet-blue and good demand for higher quality selections. The situation, however, is very different for leathers of a lower quality. 

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  • United States – Beef consumption slowing

    Published: 03 Apr, 2019

    After four years of continued aggressive growth of the cattle herd, the 2018 statistics only showed a modest increase from the previous year. 

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  • Mexico – Domestic shoe sales slow to walking pace

    Published: 03 Apr, 2019

    Total leather production decreased in January by 7.3% over the previous month. The figures for the 12 month period to end January showed a growth of 0.6%. 

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  • Netherlands – Calf skins booked until end June

    Published: 03 Apr, 2019

    Calf skin suppliers are under more pressure from end-use tanners to reduce prices. Up until recently the selling price for this product had had remained stable, but recent sales have resulted in a reduction off €0.20/kg across the weight ranges. 

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  • Germany – looking at loyalty

    Published: 03 Apr, 2019

    Most German suppliers seem to have been able to stand on with their sale prices, up until this point. But reports are now being received from traders inside Germany that they may have to concede a little on the price for the next round of sales. 

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  • United Kingdom – Lambs to save the day?

    Published: 03 Apr, 2019

    The ovine skin business remains as steady, most suppliers are still charging for hoggets and ewe skins to be removed from the abattoirs. 

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  • New SauerReport price trends graphs

    Published: 03 Apr, 2019

    Following recent subscriber feedback, theSauerReport market analysist has added or updated several new raw material origin price trend graphs.

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