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 traded slightly higher today and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator increased by 0.6% and by 109 points to close at a value of R187,65 (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

16

18656

1670

15540

1378

Prev Sale

15

19235

1684

15318

1341

Low

 

17366

1519

14363

1283

High

 

19743

1689

16673

1551

Ave

 

18382

1595

15079

 1 313

SA vs AUSMICRON PRICES

Micron

Sale

This Week (USc)

Previous Week (USc)

 

 

SA

AU

SA

AU

18

16

1707

1711

1727

1701

18.5

16

1654

1595

1601

1605

19

16

1546

1548

1513

1525

19.5

16

1468

1449

1449

1431

20

16

1351

1352

1344

1375

20.5

16

1311

1284

1275

1260

21

16

1258

1266

1249

1260

21.5

16

1209

1173

1200

1223

22

16

1204

1184

1182

1196

EXCHANGE RATES

Item

Sale

R/USD

R/Euro

R/AUD

2017/2018

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

13.2468

15.5184

10.4090

This Sale

16

13.5282

15.9920

10.2757

Prev Sale

15

13.6539

15.9832

10.3550

2016/2017

 

 

 

 

First Sale

1

12.7958

14.2316

9.3520

This Sale

16

13.5600

14.6049

10.0927

Prev Sale

15

13.9489

14.8400

10.4156

HIGHEST PRICES

Sale

Broker

Producer

Type

Micron

Price

12

BKB

PK ENGELBRECHT

ML270

16.8

21300

13

BKB

ARMSTRONG FARMING TRUST

ML170

15.4

20910

12

BKB

NC PRINGLE

ML270

15.9

20910

12

BKB

NC PRINGLE

ML280

15.4

20900

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