Cape Wools SA

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

Cape Wools Weekly Market Report 17 April 2019 Port Elizabeth – The 30th sale of the 2018/19 wool season took place today with 9 220 bales on offer of which 86,5% 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

30

20424

1943

18954

1847

Prev Sale

28

20584

1946

17714

1764

Low

 

20424

1768

17264

1519

High

 

25382

2101

21199

2018

Ave

 

21975

1955

18380

1 688

SA vs AUSMICRON PRICES

Micron

Sale

This Week (USc)

Previous Week (USc)

 

 

SA

AU

SA

AU

18

30

1635

1714

1659

1645

18.5

30

1612

1654

1594

1608

19

30

1584

1639

1571

1635

19.5

30

1561

1635

1542

1573

20

30

1540

1621

1530

1474

20.5

30

1544

1593

1498

1618

21

30

1527

1273

1496

1447

21.5

30

1520

1599

1484

1433

22

30

1492

1603

1465

1623

EXCHANGE RATES

Item

Sale

R/USD

R/Euro

R/AUD

2017/2018

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

14.4856

16.4010

10.4623

This Sale

30

13.9517

15.7784

10.0397

Prev Sale

28

14.1496

15.9009

10.0704

2016/2017

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.2468

15.5184

10.4090

This Sale

30

12.4242

15.1498

9.4013

Prev Sale

28

12.0652

14.9339

9.3491

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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