According to the Secretary of International Commerce of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Commerce (MDIC), leather exports in June 2015 decreased 20.3% from around US$246million to US$196 million compared to same month last year. May was also slow with a 4.7% drop.

The Brazilian Centre for the Leather Industry (CICB) reports a 15.2% decline for the first semester of 2015 compared to the same period last year.

Leather and hides accounted for 1.3% of total exports from Brazil.

Source: CICB