7 April 2022

The latest issue of our Market Intelligence newsletter went to press on April 5 and is available to subscribers on the Intelligence section of the website, writes Leatherbiz.



As always, the newsletter analyses the situation in the global leather value chain and, this time, also reviews the APLF exhibition, which took place in Dubai from March 30 to April 1.

Its conclusion is that planning, even for the near future, is going to be very difficult for most in the industry, principally owing to the war in Ukraine, rising costs, ongoing covid-19 restrictions in China and the uncertainty all of these factors are creating.

“It is important to remember that we are at the end of the winter half-year,” the report says, “with its high production levels. A large number of leather factories are currently having to deal with the situation that their costs have risen considerably and at the same time they still have to supply old contracts that were concluded under different conditions.”

This is affecting margins, but much more importantly, Market Intelligence points out, it makes pricing for next season more difficult than usual. It says price increases for finished leather and, therefore, leather products will be necessary. It remains to be seen what effect this will have on demand.

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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