Highs and lows of French tanningFluctuating results - however, in line with the 2017 global trend - characterised the first half of the year of French exports, as evidenced by the report published at the end of September by the Conseil National du Cuir

Sep 28, 2017
Posted in: , Markets , TANNERY

The Parisian organisation highlighted the strength of transalpine exports with regards to the finished product: leather goods recorded an excellent increase of 12% (with Asia as the main market) and footwear increased by 6%.
In spite of this, however, Conseil National du Cuir (CNC) also declared a significant decline in raw materials, which makes the economic context of French tanning very variable: exports of finished leather on average lost 3%, with an 8% decrease in bovine and a smaller decrease of 3% in calfskin.
This is mainly due to the vertical collapse (-21%) in demand by North African countries, traditionally one of the major importers of French leather.

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