November hide export figures from Brazil

Brazil
Published:  13 December, 2013

Exports of hides and skins submitted by SECEX (Foreign Trade Secretariat), for November 2013, showed an increase compared to the same month last year, but a decrease compared to October of this year, which had a record monthly total of US$236.9 million by value. 

The month of November showed a total of US$215.4 million, an increase of 22.5% compared to November 2012, whose value was US$175.8 million, and down 9.1% compared to October this year.

Regarding hide volumes and considering only bovine, in November 2.91 million units were exported, an increase of 13.4% compared to November 2012 (2.56 million).

The main destinations for Brazilian leather between January and November 2013 were: China/Hong Kong with 36.2%, Italy 20.8%, and the United States with 10% (by value).

Among the major exporting states, Rio Grande do Sul returned to the first position with 20.2% followed by São Paulo with 20.1%. This was followed by Goiás with 12.5%, 11.4% from Paraná, Ceará with 7.8% and Mato Grosso do Sul, with 6.4%.

By volume of hides the November breakdown is as follows:

Wet-blue 48.5%

Finished 44.6%

Crust 6%

Salted 0.9%

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