Cape Wools SA

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

Port Elizabeth – The 34th sale of the 2018/19 wool season took place today with 12 437 bales on offer of which 91,3% was sold.

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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

34

20598

1864

20723

2011

Prev Sale

33

20225

1928

20136

1962

Low

 

20225

1768

17264

1519

High

 

25382

2101

21199

2018

Ave

 

21790

1949

18604

1 715

SA vs AUSMICRON PRICES

Micron

Sale

This Week (USc)

Previous Week (USc)

 

 

SA

AU

SA

AU

18

34

1566

1547

1570

1523

18.5

34

1573

1544

1569

1479

19

34

1513

1542

1514

1517

19.5

34

1478

1519

1482

1514

20

34

1476

1504

1461

1512

20.5

34

1453

1534

1443

1102

21

34

1480

1528

1464

1553

21.5

34

1475

1510

1417

1500

22

34

1477

1495

1433

1486

EXCHANGE RATES

Item

Sale

R/USD

R/Euro

R/AUD

2017/2018

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

14.4856

16.4010

10.4623

This Sale

34

14.7121

16.5763

10.2918

Prev Sale

33

14.8075

16.5144

10.2450

2016/2017

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.2468

15.5184

10.4090

This Sale

34

12.7644

15.0102

9.7733

Prev Sale

33

12.5727

14.5899

9.4671

HIGHEST PRICES
Sale Broker Producer Type Micron Price
9 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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