USA, leather exports fall 21% in the first 7 months of 2018: the sale price of wet blue increases, but the number of sales falls

It is a slow 2018 for the US leather industry, very slow: in the first 7 months of the year bovine leather exports fell 2% in volume (yearly base), meaning 14 million units, and by 21% in value (about 700,000 USD). Wet blue leather also lost 20% in volume (3.6 million units) and 13% in value (291,000 USD). According to data by USHSLA, the associations for US leather traders, Italy is still the first client around the globe for wet blue leather: purchasing 964,000 leather pieces, but the country this year has purchased 27% less in value, in comparison to 2017. The average price per single good for this period was of 100.69 USD, against the 93.53 USD of 2017.

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