Cape Wools SA

The market report

Reports on the past week's wool sales held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa:

Port Elizabeth - The wool market traded lower at this week’s auction and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator decreased by 6,0% and by 1,312 points to close at a value of R204,68/kg (Clean).

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The Story of Wool

 
South Africa is a vast and beautiful country with a rich history of sheep and wool farming. This long history has established woolgrowers who have a keen appreciation of how to care for their animals and the environment. As a result, the industry consistently generates a high quality, environmentally sound product for international markets.

The first Merino sheep arrived at the Cape in 1789, and the sheep and wool industry on a commercial basis was soon established. During the whole of its colonial period, the Cape province remained the most important wool producing area in Southern Africa and although the sheep industry subsequently spread rapidly throughout virtually the whole of the country, 'Cape Wool' has become the international generic trade term for all wool produced on the sub-continent.

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SA vs AUSINDICATORS

Item

Sale

2018/2019

2017/2018

 

SA

EMI

SA

EMI

First Sale

1

23829

2089

18350

1596

This Sale

12

20468

1795

19495

1656

Prev Sale

11

21780

1868

19339

1611

Low

 

20468

1795

17264

1519

High

 

25382

2101

21199

2018

Ave

 

22876

1993

18142

1 566

SA vs AUSMICRON PRICES

Micron

Sale

This Week (USc)

Previous Week (USc)

 

 

SA

AU

SA

AU

18

12

1658

1624

1671

1641

18.5

12

1653

1586

1672

1618

19

12

1582

1545

1603

1589

19.5

12

1569

1519

1599

1551

20

12

1542

1513

1564

1283

20.5

12

1531

1532

1548

1476

21

12

1528

1502

1545

1491

21.5

12

1475

1485

1485

1494

22

12

1457

1500

1459

1509

EXCHANGE RATES

Item

Sale

R/USD

R/Euro

R/AUD

2018/2019

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

14.4856

16.4010

10.4623

This Sale

12

13.9833

16.0445

10.1728

Prev Sale

11

14.7164

16.6845

10.4320

2017/2018

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.2468

15.5184

10.4090

This Sale

12

14.2024

16.4660

10.9001

Prev Sale

11

14.1266

16.4367

10.8397

HIGHEST PRICES

Sale

Broker

Producer

Type

Micron

Price

5

BKB

ST DEWING

MF170

15.3

25100

5

VLW

JS FROEHLICH

ML270

16.3

25010

3

BKB

RM WARDLE

ML160

16.5

25000

2

MAS

ERIKA ERASMUS TRUST

NL274

17.2

24100

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