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Hidenet publisher Don Ohsman reports that fresh green prices in Brazil fell this week, despite a lower kill, since JBS closed seven packing plants in Mato Grosso do Sul. TR1 prices also declined to around 85 – 90 US cents for 22kg full substance wet blue.
Senior officials from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) have pledged the organisation’s full support for the creation of a new leather cluster in Sialkot, Pakistan, according to local media reports.
Leather from Brazil is on its way to Spain, where soon it will participate in the Futurmoda fair in the province of Alicante on October 25th and 26th.
Figures for the first eight months of 2017 confirm an increase in shipments of wet-salted hides from the US and a fall in exports of wet blue.
The COMESA-Leather and Leather Products Institute (LLPI) held a training session at the ISCAE Institute in Djibouti at the end of September to teach local artisans basic vegetable and chrome tanning techniques.
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