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Post Eid record low hide prices in Kashmir

The usual abundance of hides available in the Kashmiri market after Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, was met with mixed feelings by local dealers, due to the dwindling demand for raw hides in India and the plummeting prices.


What did a trip to Shanghai tell us?

For bovine hide market, the All China Leather Exhibition that took place last week in Shanghai was able to show a path where the market is heading but it was not in the direction where many raw materials sellers were hoping it would be. One trader towards the end of fair told ILM “nobody has had a good show and I can only see prices (for raw materials) softening after the fair”. 


LWG launches new Trader Protocol

The Leather Working Group, which is now in its 11th year, held its second meeting of 2016 after the Lineapelle fair in Milan on September 23 where it formally announced its new trader protocol.