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Wool Production Forecasts

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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.

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Monday, 14 December 2009

Australian Wool Production Forecast Report December 2009

Wool production steadies For the first time in nearly two years, wool production forecasts have not been revised downwards and there are signs in many states that sheep numbers are beginning to stabilise. The long... Read more

Friday, 10 July 2009

Australian Wool Production Forecast Report July 2009

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

Friday, 27 March 2009

Australian Wool Production Forecast Report March 2009

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

Friday, 12 December 2008

Australian Wool Production Forecast Report December 2008

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

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Australian Wool Production Forecast Report September 2008

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

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