The foot-and-mouth disease, which took hold in the West, caused a new problem: price for leather clothes and footwear will be increased in the near future. For the time being, firms, involved in producing leather clothes and footwear, have been using old raw materials. However it is getting more difficult to purchase them. For example, Nike company officially declared that in connection with the foot and mouth disease, price for running shoes would be increased by 15%, because leather prices increased by 15%. At the same time, western companies await reduction in demand.
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