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Weekly Price Reports

Weekly commentary on the wool market from AWI trade specialists.

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Friday, 25 October 2013

Wool market review - week ending 25 October 2013 (Week 17)

Following on from last week's weaker market signals, Australian wool prices this week softened again on the back of a stronger AUD:USD foreign exchange (FX) rate and a selection of wools on offer that were largely not suitable to current demand. All Merino types finer than 19.0 micron lost 25 to 30acents, whilst the broader Merino categories were generally 15acents lower.

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Wool market review - week ending 18 October 2013 (Week 16)

Australian wool prices continue to display the oscillating pattern that has been evident for the entirety of the selling season. Following on from last week's strong gains, this series softened and local prices retracted across most of the offering.

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Wool market review - week ending 11 October 2013 (Week 15)

The Australian wool auction market movements are easily described this week, and that is, price rises across every type on offer. A relatively small volume of under 40,000 bales was put up for sale, and the competition on all sectors was consistent and strong, underlying the positive demand that our exporters and buyers are reportedly experiencing at present.

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Friday, 04 October 2013

Wool market review - week ending 4 October 2013 (Week 14)

With the EMI moving just 2acents higher towards 1100acents, you would be forgiven for thinking that not much had occurred during selling at Australian wool markets this week. Whilst the EMI is just an indicator of the average of the market using "a basket" of well over 100 different wool types, the wool market this series displayed some major swings all week long.

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Friday, 27 September 2013

Wool market review - week ending 27 September 2013 (Week 13)

Once again the Australian wool markets continue to surprise and the series of auctions this past week certainly provided two vastly differing price results. The fine and medium (18.5 to 23.0 micron) Merino fleece sector added some impressive gains in a highly competitive environment.

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