Reportedly, attendees of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), held in Shanghai on Sept. 1-3, were mostly concerned with issues such as the tariff war between China and the U.S., the low cost and low demand of materials, and the general economic climate. This year, the number of exhibitors was down by a little less than 3 percent, from 1,087 to 1,056, but the number of visitors rose by about 4.6 percent, reaching 23,380. About 20,200 buyers attended from other parts of China. The mood at the show's close, reportedly, was fairly serene despite the economic clouds.