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For the past two years the leather industry has experienced record level prices across all raw material selections. Last year prices for sheep and goat skins began to soften, as the small skins segment is more volatile due to seasonality and fashion trends.

For the larger cattle hide selections the march towards record high prices has continued well into 2014. However, since the end of April prices, particularly on lower grades, have started to reduce. Albeit, not across the higher grades or for certain in demand selections.

Additional to the exceptional demand, high feed costs; droughts, lower meat consumption and reduced slaughter have led to yet higher price pressures on all raw materials.

The “Leather Industry Raw Materials Report” covers all this and more and is a useful tool for tanners, brands and OEMs trying to understand the market. This report will help you evaluate the recent trends and understand a little more the current market situation.

The report is available as a pdf only and will only be available to new subscribers for a limited period.

To receive a copy of the report you can subscribe to ILM in three simple ways:

  1. Online by clicking on the link
  2. Email Clare Worton, Subscriptions & Marketing Manager,
  3. Telephone: +44 (0)1892 506 946