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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.
With the wool market falling significantly in recent weeks, this month we look at the fundamentals behind the drop. We reassess the key drivers in the current market and place the state of the market in context in terms of how far the wool market generally does fall.
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This month we examine the current state of the falling market in the context of the record highs of the season. As of end September 2018, we are in the midst of a declining market.
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This month we examine China and explain the spectacular growth in wealth across its burgeoning middle class and how this relates to wool demand and check in to see the current prices offered into the future.
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This month we examine in more detail the price ratios of wool relative to other fibres, not only man-made commodity fibres but other natural fibres such as cotton and cashmere, the latter being of increasing relevance to wool rather than the former. We examine the ratios as a window into a changing dynamic for the demand for wool, and examine why it might be the case.
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As the 2017/18 wool selling season comes to an end, we examine the previous 12 months of stunning market performance and place it in a historical context. We also examine the main drivers of the market and the likelihood of it continuing to trade in a similar fashion.
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