Tanners to buy cowhide at lower prices

Published: August 09, 2018 18:36:17 | Updated: August 10, 2018 09:54:48

The government has set prices for rawhides and skins of sacrificial animals ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, keeping the rates lower than last year.

Tanners will buy cowhide at Tk 45-50 per square foot in Dhaka and at Tk 35-40 per sq ft outside Dhaka, reports bdnews24.com.

The prices of goat hide have been set at Tk 18-20 per sq ft and Tk 13-15 per sq ft for 'Baqra' goat hides across Bangladesh.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed announced the prices in his office on Thursday after a meeting with stakeholders.

Last year, the prices of cowhide were set at Tk 50-55 per sq ft in Dhaka and Tk 40-45 per sq ft outside Dhaka. Goat hide had been set at Tk 20-22 per sq ft and ‘Baqra’ hide at Tk 15-17.

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