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The US Hide Skin and Leather has released full-year statistics for 2018 showing that packers and traders there exported 27.8 million hides. Of these, just over 23 million were wet salted and almost 4.8 million were wet blue.
Held in Hong Kong on March 14, the 15th Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Conference discussed the emerging risks to the sector, including increasingly stringent legislation for chemicals and how consumer perceptions of leather as a material impact on the long-term future of the industry.
The International Council of Tanners (ICT) held its 2019 council meeting in Hong Kong in the immediate build-up to the APLF exhibition.
A merger between two South African producers of ostrich meat and leather faces opposition from the country’s competition authorities.
The latest edition of our Leather Pipeline market intelligence report carries a warning that leather’s position in the automotive sector, seen by many as the last safe haven for leather after the collapse of its market share in footwear, may not be as secure as previously thought.
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