9 February 2022

We published a new edition of Leatherbiz Market Intelligence on February 8, with our exclusive fortnightly Leather Pipeline report on the situation in the global industry.

Among the important insights in this report is the affirmation that, in our uncertain world, leather manufacturers who can react quickly and rely on an intact local value chain (from raw material sourcing to finished product manufacturing) have an advantage.

It goes on to point out that the industry in China is “a special case”. The report explains: “Heavily dependent on raw material imports and exports of finished products, decisions are particularly difficult to make in China at the moment. On the one hand, the uncertainty of delivery times for raw materials, especially from the US, is a burden, and on the other hand, no one can be completely sure that finished goods will be ready to reach the export markets in time.”

It compliments China’s leather manufacturers, saying that they have long managed the raw material supply and finished leather exports in cycles, judging the best times to buy raw material in large volumes and working efficiently to make sure finished leather and finished consumer products were ready to meet seasonal demand.

But it now faces a particular challenge, Leatherbiz Market Intelligence warns: this cycle has been extended by at least 60 days compared to the time before the pandemic and the logistics delays that have beset global markets in the 2020s . The result is greater uncertainty for everyone involved.

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我們為皮革、物料及時裝業界創造面對面洽談的機會,爲客戶締造實質商機。我們雲集世界各地的商家,讓他們尋找新的合作伙伴,發掘潛在客戶或供應商,並掌握業界最新發展。   我們主辦多個專注時尚及生活潮流的商貿展覽會, 為這不斷變化的行業,提供最全面的買家及參展商服務,方便他們了解急速轉變的行業環境,並預測來季趨勢。

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