Strong wet-blue exports from Brazil

Published:  20 July, 2017

A look at Brazilian export data for the first semester of the year, reveals how most export items from the tanning industry are suffering from a decrease in both volume and value compared with last year. It can be as bad as 42% less by value as in the case of crust, or moderately better for finished leather, with a 7% fall. The only notable exception is wet-blue (excluding splits), which has shown quite positive numbers for the first half, up 23% in value, to US$306 million and 34% in volume, to 33.3 million sq m. June monthly results were particularly good, with a year-on-year increase of 115% and 73% volume and value, respectively. 

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