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Understanding raw materials for the tanning industry

Three industry-leading experts will provide insights and the latest market intelligence around hide/skin quality, animal welfare and avoiding the impact of deforestation in the latest free-to-attend webinar organised by the online raw materials (hides/skins) pricing and analysis platform theSauerReport.com, sponsored by the Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) and in association with International Leather Maker (ILM).

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Update on the impact of coronavirus impact from France and China

Continuing its round-up series on the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis on the global leather industry and supply chain, ILM has the latest overview from industry associations in France and China. As this is a fast evolving situation, the information is correct at the time of publishing, with further news updates being added on an ongoing basis. ILM aims to be the lead information source for the global leather supply chain while we all get through this pandemic together. 

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Round-up from global markets on the impact of the coronavirus on the tanning industry

Continuing its round-up series on the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis on the global leather industry and supply chain, ILM has the latest overview from international tanneries and industry associations. As this is a fast evolving situation, the information is correct at the time of publishing, with further news updates being added on an ongoing basis. The below focusses on the United Kingdom and Argentina. 

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Mulberry warns of COVID-19 impact

Following the directives of the British government due to the coronavirus spread, the leather handbags manufacturer closed all its UK stores until further notice.

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EU new car sales continued to decline in February

New car sales in Europe totalled 1,063,264 units in February, down 7% compared with the same month in 2019, representing the lowest number of registrations since 2015, with the SUV segment performing less well and the results not yet taking into account the collateral impact of COVID-19.

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Natuzzi provides update on impact of coronavirus on its operations

In response to the evolving situation related to the coronavirus outbreak in China, the Company says it is following the guidelines of local authorities, prioritising the health and safety of its employees, suppliers and retail partners, with the full extent of the impact unpredictable at this stage. 

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Lower annual sales for Faurecia’s Seating business

Sales for the French automotive parts and seating manufacturer totalled €17.8 billion in 2019, up 1.4% on a reported basis, down 3% at constant currencies, at a time when the global automotive production recorded a 5.8% decline according to IHS Markit February 2020.

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