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 higher today and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator increased by 2,0% and by 375 points to close at a value of R191,83 (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

2017/2018

2016/2017

 

SA

EMI

SA

EMI

First Sale

1

18350

1596

14681

1295

This Sale

18

19183

1817

15885

1439

Prev Sale

17

18808

1807

15454

1413

Low

 

17366

1519

14363

1283

High

 

19743

1817

16673

1551

Ave

 

18450

1619

15144

 1 327

SA vs AUSMICRON PRICES

Micron

Sale

This Week (USc)

Previous Week (USc)

 

 

SA

AU

SA

AU

18

18

1899

1882

1832

1841

18.5

18

1836

1790

1782

1760

19

18

1727

1706

1666

1690

19.5

18

1644

1620

1575

1605

20

18

1552

1544

1492

1504

20.5

18

1486

1499

1418

1455

21

18

1436

1474

1377

1419

21.5

18

1374

1400

1318

1368

22

18

1364

1361

1323

1332

EXCHANGE RATES

Item

Sale

R/USD

R/Euro

R/AUD

2017/2018

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.2468

15.5184

10.4090

This Sale

18

12.3026

15.0523

9.7945

Prev Sale

17

12.4116

14.8466

9.7260

2016/2017

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.4152

15.1176

10.2675

This Sale

18

13.5459

14.4699

10.2253

Prev Sale

17

13.7061

14.4430

10.1185

HIGHEST PRICES

Sale

Broker

Producer

Type

Micron

Price

12

BKB

PK ENGELBRECHT

ML270

16.8

21300

18

MAS

LK EKRON

ML176

15.9

21200

18

MAS

LK EKRON

MF174

15.7

21000

13

BKB

ARMSTRONG FARMING TRUST

ML170

15.4

20910

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