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AWI forecasts Australian wool production volumes and qualities three times a year. National and State level committee structures use a consensus-based forecasting methods supported by industry data and grower survey information. Accurate forecasting of Australian wool production volumes is critical to the global trade, given Australia's dominance of global apparel wool production.
Production forecasts are published in this section with a Media Release. The full report is available as a downloadable PDF within the Media Release. The detailed report features the forecasts, historical data and commentary on the key drivers of the forecasts.
Silver lining to low wool production While Australian wool production is forecast to remain at 80 year lows this year, there are signs of recovery as higher sheep prices and better rainfall are positive signs for Merino... Read more
Australia's premium fibre - wool - continues to be in short supply The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee says Australia's premium fibre continues to be in short supply because of poor rainfall across south-east... Read more
Australian wool production remains low Disappointing rainfalls during spring across south-eastern Australia, following a dry winter and autumn, will mean that Australian wool production will remain low in 2008/09, according to the... Read more
Seasonal conditions hold back Australian wool production A patchy and dry winter and a dry start to spring in many parts of Australia is expected to pull Australian wool production back in 2008/09, according to the latest... Read more
Total Australian wool production is forecast to decline slightly in the 2008/09 season, despite expected higher output in Queensland and NSW. For 2008/09, shorn wool production is forecast at 385 mkg greasy - a 4% decline from... Read more