National Wool Market Report

Season: 2020/21
Catalogue: 31
Date: 5/05/2021
Port Elizabeth

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Port Elizabeth – A smaller volume of 5 966 bales were on offer on the 31st wool sale of the 2020/21 selling season.

The market delivered mixed results amongst the micron categories, but ultimately closed up 0.9% from the previous sale on R164.14 p/kg.

The offering consisted predominantly of fine micron merino wools, with 14% of the merino wools on offer being certified as sustainable. Although the longer length merino wools achieved good results, a lower overall sales clearance of 91,64% was achieved due to a higher volume of mixed and shorter length wools being passed in.
The rand traded slightly weaker against the US$ by 0,56%, with the market gaining 0,29% in US$ terms.

The Australian market shed some of its' gains and closed 1,71% (AU$) down from their last sale on Thursday, 29 April.

The major buyers on today’s sale were: Modiano SA (1 462), Standard Wool SA (1 313), Lempriere SA (1 026) and Stucken & Co (708).

The average clean prices for the selection within the different micron categories for good top-making (MF5), long fleeces were as follows: 18,0 microns increased 0,4% to close at R214,20/kg; 18,5 microns moved 1,6% up to close at R204,58/kg; 19 microns gained 1,0% to close at R191,43/kg; 19,5 microns strengthened by 1,4% to close at R175,98/kg; 20 microns was 1,4% stronger to close at R159,21/kg; 20,5 microns won 0,6% to close at R153,85/kg; 21,0 microns recovered 0,5% to close at R150,89/kg; 21,5 microns tumbled by -0,3% to close at R143,77kg; 22 microns rose 1,2% to close at R141,18/kg and 22,5 microns climbed by 2,0% to close at R132,52/kg.

The next auction is scheduled for 19 May 2021 where approximately ± 13 028 bales will be on sale.

 

Key Indicators
SA Merino Indicator Exchange Rates *
Indicator Unit This Sale Prior Sale % Change Currency This Sale Prior Sale % Change
SA c/kg Clean 16414 16274
0,9 %
ZAR/US$ 14,41 14,33
0,56 %
Ave. to date (20/21) 15015 14967
0,3 %
ZAR/Euro 17,29 17,27
0,08 %
Ave. to date (19/20) 16680 - - ZAR/AUD$ 11,12 11,08
0,34 %
US c/kg Clean 1139 1136
0,29 %
ZAR/JPY¥ 7,61 7,6
0,13 %
Euro c/kg Clean 949 942
0,78 %
ZAR/UK Pound 19,99 19,88
0,51 %
AWEX EMI c/kg Clean 1319 1342
1,71 %
USD/AUD 0,77 0,77
0,22 %
* Exchange rate values quoted above is based on an average of rate points recorded for the duration of the sale.

 

Sale Statistics (Greasy)
This Sale Accumulative
This Week Previous Week This Season Previous Season
Turnover (R) 76 039 794 129 927 163 3 410 904 686 3 335 067 416
# Bales 5 467 9 109 273 331 267 940
Mass (kg) 862 972 1 429 289 42 400 049 41 549 903

 

Wool Receivals Declared (Greasy)
Current Season Mass (kg) Previous Season Mass (kg) % Change (Y-o-Y)
2020/21 46 602 178 2019/20 44 571 143
4,6 %

 

Offering Analysis (Bales)
Description Catalogue Offering Withdrawn before Sale Wool Offered Withdrawn during Sale Passed Not Sold Sold % Sold
BKB 4191 201 3 990 0 0 367 3 623 90,8 %
CMW 1571 0 1 571 11 0 121 1 439 91,6 %
JLW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NaN %
MAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NaN %
QWB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NaN %
VLW 405 0 405 0 0 0 405 100 %
 
This Week 6167 201 5 966 11 0 488 5 467 91,64 %
Previous Week 10063 580 9 483 67 0 307 9 109 96,06 %

 

Buyer Purchases (Bales - Greasy)
Bales
Company This Sale % Share Bales (YTD)
G Modiano SA 1 462 26,89 % 64 579
Standard Wool SA 1 313 24,15 % 63 670
Lempriere SA 1 026 18,87 % 65 209
Stucken & Co 708 13,02 % 28 552
Tianyu SA 551 10,14 % 37 432
Segard Masurel SA 299 5,5 % 11 791
New England Wool SA 77 1,42 % 1 904

 

Sale Analysis (Length, Micron & Class - Bales)
This Sale Previous Sale Accumulative
Offered Sold % Sold Offered Sold % Sold Offered Sold % Sold
All Wool
Length
Long 2 535 2 388 94,2 % 4 253 4 186 98,42 % 160 201 158 476 98,92 %
Medium 2 390 2 255 94,35 % 3 964 3 859 97,35 % 89 746 88 131 98,2 %
Short 578 511 88,41 % 798 765 95,86 % 18 682 17 803 95,29 %
Mixed 444 309 69,59 % 1 425 299 20,98 % 15 761 8 579 54,43 %
Micron
Fine Wool: =< 20 Micron 3 412 3 296 96,6 % 6 046 5 926 98,02 % 176 881 172 516 97,53 %
Medium: 20.1 to 22 1 959 1 756 89,64 % 3 710 2 620 70,62 % 87 991 82 159 93,37 %
Strong: 22.1 to 24 371 313 84,37 % 579 507 87,56 % 14 543 14 082 96,83 %
Over Strong: > 24.1 224 102 45,54 % 105 56 53,33 % 5 348 4 574 85,53 %
Class
Fleeces 4 051 3 810 94,05 % 6 653 6 542 98,33 % 194 400 191 981 98,76 %
Bellies 557 520 93,36 % 774 750 96,9 % 25 896 25 329 97,81 %
Pieces 408 401 98,28 % 800 783 97,88 % 27 943 27 705 99,15 %
Locks 476 412 86,55 % 788 735 93,27 % 20 172 19 182 95,09 %
Other 474 324 68,35 % 1 425 299 20,98 % 16 352 9 134 55,86 %

 

Analysis of Bales Sold (Micron, Length & Style)
<=18.0 18.5 19.0 19.5 20.0 20.5 21.0 21.5 22.0 >=22.5
Length
Long 103 229 278 429 447 292 117 141 84 77
Medium 128 285 318 443 272 257 181 137 38 37
Short 46 118 131 33 29 31 9 11 5 1
Mixed 0 4 3 9 66 50 37 9 52 18
Style (AWEX)
Style 4 & Better 64 126 143 195 208 249 91 56 7 27
Style 5 126 283 264 349 287 127 102 107 80 39
Style 6 72 180 288 330 198 188 110 89 29 33
Style 7 & Poorer 15 43 32 31 48 16 4 37 11 16

 

Average price of Wool Sold (Micron, Style & Length - Clean)
17.0 17.5 18.0 18.5 19.0 19.5 20.0 20.5 21.0 21.5 22.0 >=22.5
Merino Fleece, AWEX Style 4 - MF4
40 mm 224,78 206,22 214,41 188,02 180,21 147,92 141,47 122,99 114,68 0,00 0,00 0,00
50 mm 252,28 237,41 217,02 201,26 187,20 168,33 152,79 144,40 128,94 121,34 110,03 0,00
60 mm 256,77 239,52 218,17 203,66 184,58 177,08 161,51 151,64 151,98 133,16 0,00 128,58
70 mm 261,59 244,54 220,78 203,49 193,66 180,66 160,31 152,84 149,92 137,70 150,81 146,27
80 mm 0,00 239,60 220,91 205,13 187,42 181,73 167,21 153,91 0,00 142,91 0,00 0,00
Merino Fleece, AWEX Style 5 - MF5
40 mm 209,48 186,59 174,72 172,62 159,14 138,34 131,77 116,84 110,19 110,18 0,00 0,00
50 mm 247,33 224,95 211,16 192,26 177,34 160,27 141,16 131,15 127,59 115,85 117,82 0,00
60 mm 252,62 237,42 213,63 196,48 184,66 169,52 150,64 150,13 129,88 128,77 0,00 0,00
70 mm 0,00 243,83 217,99 202,76 187,71 167,82 157,23 144,43 146,30 137,64 132,37 0,00
80 mm 0,00 238,17 206,43 203,53 178,27 179,41 151,14 149,73 147,18 0,00 0,00 0,00
Merino Fleece, AWEX Style 6 - MF6
40 mm 0,00 0,00 166,77 157,93 131,04 131,41 119,00 118,57 105,78 98,50 0,00 0,00
50 mm 0,00 187,41 199,97 181,28 148,85 151,64 125,17 126,95 0,00 122,92 105,90 0,00
60 mm 0,00 0,00 205,45 183,05 168,02 155,33 136,84 125,45 0,00 124,91 0,00 0,00
70 mm 0,00 0,00 201,91 193,46 166,91 152,41 132,01 0,00 0,00 121,57 0,00 0,00
80 mm 0,00 233,87 176,52 0,00 173,45 172,16 155,05 137,86 144,73 0,00 0,00 0,00

 

Market Indicators - South Africa and Australia

 

Micron Category Comparisons - South Africa VS Australia

 

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