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 traded lower today, and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator decreased by 2,6% and by 491 points to close at a value of R184,96 (Clean).

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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

2017/2018

2016/2017

 

SA

EMI

SA

EMI

First Sale

1

18350

1596

14681

1295

This Sale

22

18496

1814

15828

1437

Prev Sale

21

18987

1808

16196

1431

Low

 

17366

1519

14363

1283

High

 

19743

1817

16673

1551

Ave

 

18480

1647

15272

1 345

 

SA vs AUSMICRON PRICES

Micron

Sale

This Week (USc)

Previous Week (USc)

 

 

SA

AU

SA

AU

18

22

1905

1906

1926

1933

18.5

22

1797

1787

1834

1777

19

22

1695

1730

1738

1718

19.5

22

1606

1609

1642

1628

20

22

1546

1537

1557

1561

20.5

22

1481

1483

1498

1499

21

22

1432

1472

1440

1456

21.5

22

1406

1285

1413

1459

22

22

1400

1448

1434

1417

 

EXCHANGE RATES

Item

Sale

R/USD

R/Euro

R/AUD

2017/2018

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.2468

15.5184

10.4090

This Sale

22

11.8612

14.6640

9.3332

Prev Sale

21

11.9305

14.7588

9.3864

2016/2017

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.4152

15.1176

10.2675

This Sale

22

13.0299

13.7615

9.9997

Prev Sale

21

13.4577

14.3438

10.2707

HIGHEST PRICES

Sale

Broker

Producer

Type

Micron

Price

12

BKB

PK ENGELBRECHT

ML270

16.8

21300

18

MAS

LK EKRON

ML176

15.9

21200

18

MAS

LK EKRON

MF174

15.7

21000

13

BKB

ARMSTRONG FARMING TRUST

ML170

15.4

20910

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