Brazilian leather and skins exports have reached US$ 169 million in September. According to the the Department of Foreign Trade from the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), the value has remained steady in comparison to August 2015, when exports reached US$ 169,9 million – there was a reduction of only 0,5%. In relation to the same month last year, exports registered a decrease of 34%: in September 2014 leather shipped overseas reached US$ 256,2 million.
It is important to notice that September shipments were delayed due to the strike of tax authorities from the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA), which then failed to release sanitary certificates for exports in Brazilian ports.
From January to September 2015 the Brazilian leather sector has seen its total value of exports fall 21,1% in comparison to the same period in 2014, and at the same time decreasing 2,9% in relation to 2013.
The participation of the item ‘leather and skins’ in Brazilian exports has remained at 1,2%.
The hides and skins exports presented by SECEX (Foreign Trade Secretariat), for the month of September 2015, recorded the amount of US$ 169.407 million, a decrease of 33.9% over the same month last year, when exports totaled US$ 256.220 million. The value remained virtually unchanged from the previous month, with a slight drop of 0.3%, when the total was US$ 169.860 million.
As for the amount of hides, considering only the cattle hides, in September it was shipped 2.818 million units, a 5.7% increase compared to August, when the total was 2.666 million.
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