Cape Wools SA

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

Port Elizabeth – The 32nd sale of the 2018/19 wool season took place today with 5 686 bales on offer of which 76,5% was sold.

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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

32

20225

1928

20136

1962

Prev Sale

31

20739

1957

19070

1873

Low

 

20225

1768

17264

1519

High

 

25382

2101

21199

2018

Ave

 

21872

1954

18456

1 706

SA vs AUSMICRON PRICES

Micron

Sale

This Week (USc)

Previous Week (USc)

 

 

SA

AU

SA

AU

18

32

1567

1674

1651

1616

18.5

32

1558

1556

1603

1595

19

32

1514

1544

1558

1599

19.5

32

1501

1540

1531

1592

20

32

1494

1501

1510

1570

20.5

32

1460

1526

1517

1542

21

32

1504

1221

1512

1233

21.5

32

1476

1550

1501

1549

22

32

1481

1461

1506

1552

EXCHANGE RATES

Item

Sale

R/USD

R/Euro

R/AUD

2017/2018

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

14.4856

16.4010

10.4623

This Sale

32

14.2518

15.9553

9.8611

Prev Sale

31

14.3632

16.0744

10.0144

2016/2017

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.2468

15.5184

10.4090

This Sale

32

12.6136

14.7919

9.5073

Prev Sale

31

12.6049

14.9362

9.3688

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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