23 March 2022

We published a new edition of our Leatherbiz Market Intelligence report on March 22.

 

Naturally, the news continues to be dominated by the war in Ukraine and the human suffering this is causing. In this context, focusing on mundane matters such as the leather pipeline is difficult, the report says.

 

 

But, for what it’s worth, the leather industry is beginning to feel the effect of the conflict.


Repercussions include a halt in the supply of raw and semi-finished lightweight cattle hides from Ukraine that are in demand in the high-end leathergoods sector, especially in Italy, and are difficult to replace with material from elsewhere.


Automotive is also suffering from disruption to the supply of key parts from Ukraine and of raw materials from Russia.


Sales of finished products to the affected areas are, of course, also disrupted. Even if trade can resume soon, devaluation of the trouble and reduced purchasing power mean the focus in Russia, previously an important market for many high-end brands, is likely to move more towards cheaper consumer goods.

About APLF

We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.

 

We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.

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