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 ended the first half of the season unchanged at this weeks’ auction and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator increased by 0,1% and by 14 points to close at a value of R207,85 (Clean).

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Story of Wool
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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

16

20785

1846

18765

1684

Prev Sale

15

20771

1860

18656

1670

Low

 

20468

1768

17264

1519

High

 

25382

2101

21199

2018

Ave

 

22321

1948

18382

1 595

SA vs AUSMICRON PRICES

Micron

Sale

This Week (USc)

Previous Week (USc)

 

 

SA

AU

SA

AU

18

16

1706

1677

1709

1640

18.5

16

1704

1635

1701

1673

19

16

1618

1589

1609

1602

19.5

16

1618

1578

1605

1541

20

16

1600

1559

1589

1554

20.5

16

1589

1538

1580

1425

21

16

1509

1561

1571

1546

21.5

16

1488

1531

1493

1541

22

16

1485

1512

1486

1555

EXCHANGE RATES

Item

Sale

R/USD

R/Euro

R/AUD

2018/2019

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

14.4856

16.4010

10.4623

This Sale

16

13.7760

15.6292

10.0462

Prev Sale

15

13.9489

15.7410

10.1417

2017/2018

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.2468

15.5184

10.4090

This Sale

16

13.5282

15.9920

10.2757

Prev Sale

15

13.6539

15.9832

10.3550

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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