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Hide prices marked down in Argentina

Published: 09 Jan, 2019

Right before the end of last year, salted hide traders resorted to another mark-down of their offers, hoping to revive the interest of tanners in their flat domestic market. Again, cowhides were the ones seeing the higher adjustment, down about 2 pesos (US$ยข5) per kilo from the previous quotation, losing roughly 20% of their value. The price of steer/heifer types were lowered by ARS1/kg, representing a 6% drop from the previous level.

It remains to be seen whether the recent slowdown of the slaughter rate or the yet-to-be-implemented progressive elimination of the export duties on hides will have any meaningful impact. But due to the internal and international situation of the leather sector it is doubtful the trend will see any significant changes in the short run. Click here to read more.

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