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The Jacobsen Leather Demand Index (JLDI)

Posted on Apr 18, 2015 in Hide & Leather, News

Antique leather retro chairThe Jacobsen Leather Demand Index monitor’s was introduced to Jacobsen clients in March. The index was created to shed some light on the demand component within the hide and leather market. As mentioned in our first release, the leather market is similar to many commodity markets as it is fundamentally driven by both supply and demand. While supply of leather is generated from hides and is relatively transparent, demand for leather is more opaque, as it is a function of consumer demand for products that contain leather which include shoes, furniture along with the automobile upholstery and accessories.

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