Rawhide prices cut by Tk 5 per square feet

The government yesterday fixed the prices of rawhides of animals sacrificed during Eid-ul-Azha, reducing it by Tk 5 per square foot from the rate last year largely because of the downward trend of leather and leather goods in international markets.

The prices of salt-mixed rawhides of cows and buffalos have been fixed at Tk 45 to Tk 50 per square foot in Dhaka and Tk 35 to Tk 40 for outside of the capital, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed told reporters after a meeting with tanners and traders at his secretariat office.