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  • United States – suppliers push for higher prices

    Published: 07 Aug, 2019

    Many in the trade are now trying to understand the recent market activities.

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  • China – worry for tanners as prices rise

    Published: 07 Aug, 2019

    Those tanneries in the shoe upper business report that business is slightly better than they had previously predicted, with many having increased orders to fulfil; this has led to an increased demand for the fed steer hides used in this sector. 

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  • United States – market looking for stability

    Published: 07 Aug, 2019

    The U.S. market continues to be reported as relatively stable, with some suppliers are reporting that they have received bids on selections they didn’t even offer. 

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  • Man-made leather is not all it’s ‘cracked’ up to be

    Published: 07 Aug, 2019

    More and more of the major car manufactures are putting plastic interiors into their cars; some say it is for cost, some say it is for environmental reasons, while others pander to an ill-informed public, concerned about animal welfare.

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  • Australia – demand for hides reduces

    Published: 07 Aug, 2019

    The recent demand for Queensland hides seems to have run its course. These hides had, had an upturn in demand on the back of the price spike in fed steer hides supplied from the U.S. 

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  • Project to clean up Nairobi river stalls

    Published: 07 Aug, 2019

    Led by the National Environment Management Authority (Nema), the programme has seen around 25 companies accused of directly discharging waste into Kenya’s Nairobi river being closed, including five tanneries.

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  • Brazil – wet-blue prices hit the bottom

    Published: 07 Aug, 2019

    Despite the recent price stabilisation of green hides, following several months of falling prices, the general trade for both salted hides and wet-blue hides is still described by one commentator as very bad, with all traders struggling just to survive. 

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  • United Kingdom - green hide prices firm up

    Published: 07 Aug, 2019

    With green prices remaining unchanged for the past two weeks, and some traders reporting to have achieved firmer prices from their sales into China, it has made some traders feel a little more bullish than for some time. 

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  • China – switching manufacturing overseas?

    Published: 07 Aug, 2019

    Despite positive feelings from the U.S., Chinese tanners continue to complain that the market for finished leather has not improved in the slightest. 

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  • France – Traders head off for their summer holidays

    Published: 07 Aug, 2019

    The general feeling is very much one of a holiday mood now. The last of the deliveries to European tanners have all been completed, and it is expected that very little stock will be moved before August 19, maybe even later. 

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