Tanners in Brazil took receipt of 9.1 million cattle hides in the course of the third quarter of 2018, according to figures from the national statistics institute, IBGE. This figure represents an increase of 9.7% compared to the second quarter of this year. Compared to the third quarter of 2017, the new figure represents a rise of 4.3%.
States with the largest share of the national total were Mato Grosso with 17.4%, Mato Grosso do Sul with 12.6% and São Paulo with a share of 11.4%. Compared to the third quarter last year, cattle slaughter in Brazil rose by 3.7% during the three-month period to reach almost 8.3 million head.