Auto Sales & HNS Prices 2019

Auto Sales & HNS Prices 2019

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There has been more of the same for the US hide market. Prices remain unfaltering and slaughter remains low.

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HNS Prices in 2019

Historically March and April have been the peak season for lightweight HNS prices. A build up in demand from the automotive sector has been a big driver of the price increases through the first quarter in past years. From May forward, HNS prices have historically seen a steady decline as demand from the automotive sector waves. The price increase has been noticeably absent in the market this year due to the absence of not only automotive demand, but consumer demand in general.

The average HNS price for January 2017 to 2019 reported 36 percent higher than where HNS began 2020. Since January of this year, the price…

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