Steady supply and demand for hides

The British Isles Report
Published:  23 November, 2015

The number of cattle for slaughter in the British Isles has increased a little in November 2015 but not at the rate that was expected while recent interest from China has led to a slight strengthening of prices in a couple of weights.

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September was an intriguing month for the raw materials trade

The Britsih Isles report
Published:  24 September, 2015

September has turned out to be an intriguing month in the hide and skin business in the UK and Ireland.

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Italian market sluggish

British Isles prices report
Published:  14 July, 2015

All the reports from Milan (Lineapelle) indicated that Italy continues to be a sluggish market. Anecdotal evidence points to some UK hide sellers opting to miss the fair at the last minute. This seems to be based on the premise that prices in the Italian market still lag behind those in China. First published in ILM March-April 2015 edition. 

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The mystery of U.S hide shipments statistics

TheSauerReport
Published:  06 July, 2015

Ron Sauer of TheSauerReport.com looks at the aftermath of the recent west coast port strike in the United States and asks why the USDA shipment figures during the strike appeared not to alter from their usual pattern. With the help of the USHSLA the mystery becomes clearer. Article first published in ILM March-April 2015 edition.

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Correction continues in May hide market

British Isles report
Published:  26 May, 2015

The correction in the hide market continued in May but there were signs that a floor of sorts had been reached by the end of the month. Hides were traded and there was some interest from Italy at the lower levels of the Chinese bids.

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Why have split prices fallen so much?

Raw materials
Published:  19 March, 2015

Ron Sauer of TheSauerReport.com is curious about the current market for splits. When raw material prices have generally stayed firm why have split prices continue to fall?

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Hide business comes under pressure

The British Isles Report
Published:  19 February, 2015

The hide business came under pressure in late January and February due to a combination of falling selling prices and rising green prices. The falling sales prices were due to the upcoming Chinese New Year shut down combined with US dollar weakness after a recent strong run. In general, heavier hides were traded at $5 less per hide. Demand from Italy has remained weak and at lower prices so the only show in town has been effectively the Chinese.

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Price declines ease

British Isles report
Published:  13 February, 2015

Article first published in ILM January/February 2015 edition page 48. The last two weeks in December and the first week in January are usually the quietest period for hide salters. Tanners are implementing their shutdown procedures and the way the holidays have fallen this year it was difficult to arrange transport to move stock.

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The market is not what it was last summer

The Sauer Report
Published:  05 February, 2015

The Sauer Report is the leading raw materials pricing and market analysis website in the world and features editorial written by Ron Sauer, who has been in the raw materials business for over 40 years. Read below to gain an overview of the current market sentiment. Detailed analysis and pricing information can be accessed by TheSauerReport subscribers.

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The Split Report

First published September 2014 in ILM
Published:  28 January, 2015

August and September were very interesting for the global tanning industry. We moved from August, a very calm month because of the European summer holidays, to a September that was full of trade fairs this year. As we have highlighted on several previous occasions, fairs are not important places to do direct business, instead they can be defined as meeting points where trends, the mood of the market and new ideas are displayed and discussed. 

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

January 23, 2015
Published:  26 January, 2015

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

January 22, 2015
Published:  23 January, 2015

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

January 21, 2015
Published:  22 January, 2015

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

January 16, 2015
Published:  19 January, 2015

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

January 14, 2015
Published:  15 January, 2015

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

January 13, 2015
Published:  14 January, 2015

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

January 9, 2015
Published:  12 January, 2015

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

January 8, 2015
Published:  09 January, 2015

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

January 7, 2015
Published:  08 January, 2015

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

January 6, 2015
Published:  07 January, 2015

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country. 

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Low kill impact on prices

First published September 2014 in ILM
Published:  31 December, 2014

United States

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The Split Report

First published September 2014 in ILM
Published:  30 December, 2014

July was an uncertain and transitional month for the split market. There have been no major changes in the price trends over the past three months. The split market thus remains generally weak with only a few interesting points to emphasise. 

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

December 18
Published:  18 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

December 17
Published:  18 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

December 16
Published:  17 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

December 12
Published:  15 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

December 11
Published:  12 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

December 10
Published:  11 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

December 9
Published:  09 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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Hide market remains under pressure

The British Isles Report
Published:  08 December, 2014

The latest raw materials market analysis from ILM’s UK and Ireland industry insider. Market conditions have been slowing down in recent weeks but will there be a gradual decline or a collapse in prices?

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The Sauer Report Daily Newsflash

December 5
Published:  05 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

December 4
Published:  05 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

December 3
Published:  04 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

December 2
Published:  03 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 28
Published:  01 December, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 27
Published:  28 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 26
Published:  27 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 25
Published:  25 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 21
Published:  23 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 19
Published:  20 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 18
Published:  18 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 14
Published:  17 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 13
Published:  14 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country. 

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 12
Published:  13 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 11
Published:  11 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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British Isles Prices Report

First published September 2014 in ILM - ILM author
Published:  11 November, 2014

The well-documented problems in the Xinji and Wuji tanning areas in China have had an ongoing effect in the hide markets in the UK and Ireland. 

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 7
Published:  10 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 5
Published:  05 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

November 4
Published:  05 November, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country. 

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The Sauer Report Newsflash

October 31
Published:  31 October, 2014

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.

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