French market quietening down

Published:  11 July, 2017

The hide market has largely quietened down in recent days, with sales in the past few weeks almost exclusively towards European tanners. Asian customers remain 'window shoppers', preferring cheaper alternatives such as U.S. or even UK origins. Despite that, prices remain relatively firm at French abattoirs, with big packers better positioned to resist against lower bids, due to their sold forward positions. The bull hide market is reported as unchanged, with regular demand for quality material from the big car upholstery tanners showing no signs of weakness.

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