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Brazilian leather exports up in September

Oct 16, 2014 Brazil
Brazilian leather exports up in September
The Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) has released the preliminary figures for hide, skin and leather exports for September 2014. Exports were worth 256 million US dollars

According CICB, the value was determined by their intelligence unity, based on data released by the Bureau of Foreign Trade from the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC).

Preliminary figures from September resultied in a growth of 15.4% over the same period in 2013. Accumulated numbers for the year, reveal that the leather industry in Brazil recorded a total of exports of 2 237 billion US dollars, an increase of 23% over the same period last year.

CICB highlights a decrease in cattle slaughter in the world, resulting in a new international price scenario with impacts in turnover. According to the same source, the Brazilian Leather project - an initiative of CICB and Apex-Brazil (the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments) - has been instrumental in the ongoing effort of technical improvement and in terms of image promotion.

According to the same source, leather continues to represent 1.3% share in total Brazilian exports.

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