Cape Wools SA

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

Cape Wools Weekly Market Report 20 March 2019 Port Elizabeth – The 27th sale of the 2018/19 wool season took place today with 5 747 bales on offer of which 87,6% was sold.

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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

2017/2018

2016/2017

 

SA

EMI

SA

EMI

First Sale

1

23829

2089

18350

1596

This Sale

27

21442

1992

17702

1758

Prev Sale

26

22178

2018

18043

1796

Low

 

20468

1768

17264

1519

High

 

25382

2101

21199

2018

Ave

 

22141

1956

18389

1 675

SA vs AUSMICRON PRICES

Micron

Sale

This Week (USc)

Previous Week (USc)

 

 

SA

AU

SA

AU

18

27

1665

1630

1659

1639

18.5

27

1611

1649

1644

1692

19

27

1590

1653

1625

1663

19.5

27

1566

1636

1591

1625

20

27

1549

1621

1572

1591

20.5

27

1519

1609

1542

1630

21

27

1504

1500

1507

1623

21.5

27

1513

1483

1497

1480

22

27

1500

1617

1491

1613

EXCHANGE RATES

Item

Sale

R/USD

R/Euro

R/AUD

2017/2018

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

14.4856

16.4010

10.4623

This Sale

27

14.4952

16.4486

10.2720

Prev Sale

26

14.3364

16.1876

10.1195

2016/2017

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.2468

15.5184

10.4090

This Sale

27

11.6905

14.4874

8.9721

Prev Sale

26

11.7635

14.5670

9.2812

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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