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Why have European hide prices stayed firmer in 2017?

Throughout 2017, theSauerReport.com has been monitoring the global raw materials market and prices. Since mid-March, there has been a general raw hide price decline covering many hide selections across a range of freely traded materials of differing global origins. Overall prices are mostly driven by supply and demand but to understand the full picture, the story is far more complex. 


Diminishing applications signifies narrowing thinking

In the leather industry we measure, or rather estimate, use of leather using six categories. Footwear, furniture, automobile, leathergoods, garments and gloves. I read the other day that leather used to be mostly destined for shoes but that interest in automobile leather had changed all that. If that is what you think then I suggest you nip down to your local library, if it still exists, and check out a bit of history.