Cape Wools SA

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

Port Elizabeth –The wool market ended the season lower at this weeks’ auction and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator decreased by 2,2% and by 341 points to close at a value of R152,18 (Clean).The Australian EMI lost 0,9% this week.The Cape Wools All Wool Indicator lost 2,2%.The final auction of the 2016/17 wool growing season delivered few surprises as market demand for longer wool in the mid micron groups remained firm with both the finer and coarser ends softening.

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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

2016/2017

2015/2016

 

SA

EMI

SA

EMI

First Sale

1

14681

1295

12922

1300

This Sale

34

15559

1480

15206

1275

Prev Sale

33

15857

1512

16081

1297

Low

 

14363

1283

12163

1179

High

 

16673

1551

16306

1300

Ave

 

15593

1400

 14 411

 1 248

SA vs AUSMICRON PRICES

Micron

Sale

This Week (USc)

Previous Week (USc)

 

 

SA

AU

SA

AU

18

34

1591

1289

1673

1554

18.5

34

1557

1470

1627

1574

19

34

1405

1371

1463

1411

19.5

34

1256

1216

1302

1336

20

34

1189

1144

1197

1183

20.5

34

1138

1122

1153

1020

21

34

1095

1084

1123

1067

21.5

34

1072

1005

1080

1077

22

34

1046

1031

1020

1054

EXCHANGE RATES

Item

Sale

R/USD

R/Euro

R/AUD

2016/2017

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.42

15.12

10.27

This Sale

34

13.11

14.67

9.77

Prev Sale

33

12.94

14.49

9.71

2015/2016

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

12.80

14.23

9.35

This Sale

34

15.67

17.48

11.13

Prev Sale

33

15.77

17.77

11.24

HIGHEST PRICES

Sale

Broker

Producer

Type

Micron

Price

32

BKB

J VAN VUUREN

MB340

16.1

17700

29

BKB

TC BOTHA

ML260

16

17600

29

BKB

TC BOTHA

MF170

17.2

17510

29

BKB

EE GREEFF BOERDERY BK

MF160

16.5

17410

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