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News and market insights by AWI trade specialists into economic, finance, and trade issues that affect the production, sales and demand for Australian wool.
This month AWI trade consultant Scott Carmody talks through the current market with an eye to the true drivers of price.
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This month we hear from AWI/Woolmark Global Strategic Adviser Peter Ackroyd who writes from London about the state of affairs for wool at processing regarding Brexit. You can also hear Peter expand on this in Episode 21 of The Yarn podcast at www.wool.com/podcast.
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This month we examine the nation’s wool clip, why it is lifting and how various micron bands have performed in the 2016/17 selling season.
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The overall sentiment in China remains positive, although there are some users who indicate that Merino wools finer than 19 micron are at "too high a level" and therefore are killing off demand in some sense. The 19.5 to 23 micron brackets remain price sensitive within the current ranges, but are "better priced" compared to the finer Merino. Demand however, was described as steady.
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This month we examine the results for the MLA and AWI Wool and Sheepmeat Survey Report for March-June 2017 that offer a snapshot of the current flock make up and shearing over the past four months. The survey is conducted on a quarterly basis to improve the frequency and consistency of data collected, analysed and presented to woolgrowers.
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