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 lower at this weeks’ auction and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator decreased by 3,3% and by 736 points to close at a value of R214,42 (Clean).

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Story of Wool
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Market Reports Reports on the weekly wool sales held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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Monthly Overview This report highlights monthly changes in the South African wool Industry.
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

26

21442

1992

17702

1758

Prev Sale

25

22178

2018

18043

1796

Low

 

20468

1768

17264

1519

High

 

25382

2101

21199

2018

Ave

 

22141

1955

18433

1 671

SA vs AUSMICRON PRICES

Micron

Sale

This Week (USc)

Previous Week (USc)

 

 

SA

AU

SA

AU

18

26

1659

1639

1726

1699

18.5

26

1644

1692

1713

1723

19

26

1625

1663

1694

1670

19.5

26

1591

1625

1663

1646

20

26

1572

1591

1645

1644

20.5

26

1542

1630

1601

1620

21

26

1507

1623

1570

1635

21.5

26

1497

1480

1521

1486

22

26

1491

1613

1542

1644

EXCHANGE RATES

Item

Sale

R/USD

R/Euro

R/AUD

2017/2018

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

14.4856

16.4010

10.4623

This Sale

26

14.3364

16.1876

10.1195

Prev Sale

25

14.2043

16.0549

9.9862

2016/2017

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.2468

15.5184

10.4090

This Sale

26

11.7635

14.5670

9.2812

Prev Sale

25

11.8484

14.7127

9.2515

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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