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23.09.2022 Source: AWEX
AWEX EMI 1279 -27
Micron 17 2348 -15
Micron 18 1868 -38
Micron 19 1599 -7
Micron 20 1402 -
Micron 21 1314 -24
Micron 22 1236 -63
Micron 26 642 -56
Micron 28 347 -26
Micron 30 297 -31
MCar 856 +7

Sheep Numbers By State

NT WA 14.1 million NSW 21.5 million SA 11.2 million VIC 17.0 million QLD 2.0 million TAS 2.7 million

Northern Territory

Western Australia

AWI In Your State: WA

A 4-page document that highlights key AWI on-farm results/resources in Western Australia. There are separate versions available for each state.

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New South Wales

AWI In Your State: NSW

A 4-page document that highlights key AWI on-farm results/resources in NSW. There are separate versions available for each state.

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Victoria

AWI In Your State: VIC

A 4-page document that highlights key AWI on-farm results/resources in Victoria. There are separate versions available for each state.

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Queensland

AWI In Your State: QLD

A 4-page document that highlights key AWI on-farm results/resources in Queensland. There are separate versions available for each state.

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South Australia

AWI In Your State: SA

A 4-page document that highlights key AWI on-farm results/resources in South Australia. There are separate versions available for each state.

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Tasmania

AWI In Your State: TAS

A 4-page document that highlights key AWI on-farm results/resources in Tasmania. There are separate versions available for each state.

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Year Opening Sheep
Number (million)
Sheep Numbers
Shorn (million)
Average Cut
Per Head (kg)
Shorn Wool Production
(mkg greasy)
1991-92 163.1 180.9 4.43 801
1992-93 148.1 178.8 4.56 815
1993-94 138 172.8 4.49 775
1994-95 132.5 156.2 4.37 682
1995-96 120.8 145.6 4.50 655
1996-97 121 152 4.35 661
1997-98 120.1 150 4.22 633
1998-99 117.4 153.6 4.33 665
1999-00 115.4 144.2 4.30 619
2000-01 118.5 139.5 4.31 602
2001-02 110.8 118.6 4.68 555
2002-03 106.1 116.6 4.28 499
2003-04 99.2 104.7 4.53 475
2004-05 101.2 106 4.49 475
2005-06 101.1 106.5 4.33 461
2006-07 91 101.4 4.24 430
2007-08 85.7 90.2 4.43 400
2008-09 76.9 79.3 4.52 362
2009-10 72.7 76.2 4.50 343
2010-11 70.8 76.2 4.53 345
2011-12 73.1 76.4 4.48 342
2012-13 74.7 78.8 4.47 352
2013-14 75.5 78 4.37 341
2014-15 72.6 76.9 4.50 346
2015-16 70.9 73.4 4.43 325
2016/17 71.9 74.3 4.58 340
2017/18 74.7 76.8 4.45 341
2018/19 73.8 72.5 4.13 300
2019/20 68.7 68.6 4.13 284
2020/21 66.4 66.9 4.40 294
2021/22f 66.7 69.0 4.54 314
2022/23f 68.5 70.9 4.54 321

 

Parameter 2020/21
Final
Estimate
2021/22
Final
Estimate
Change
y-o-y
(%)
2022/23
Third
Forecast
Change
y-o-y
(%)
Sheep numbers shorn (million head) 66.9 69.0 3.1% 70.9 2.8%
Average cut per head (kg/head) 4.40 4.54 3.2% 4.54 0.0%

Shorn wool production
(mkg greasy)

294 314 6.5% 321 2.5%

Latest AWPFC forecast in April 2022

Reports are based on AWI Wool Production Forecasting Committee, AWI and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) joint survey and statistical models.