Thursday, 19 November 2015 15:52

Wool finally on the up

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Most wool categories were well supported. Most wool categories were well supported.

New Zealand Wool Services International's chief executive John Dawson says a slightly easier NZ dollar and limited wool volumes combined with steadier enquiry, saw most categories well supported.

Of the 5,700 bales on offer, 92% sold.

The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies compared to last sale weakened 0.94%, helping underpin local prices.

Dawson advises that compared to the sale on 5th November, Merino Fleece were generally firm to 2% dearer. Mid Micron Fleece were firm to 3% dearer.

Compared to the 12 November sale, Fine Crossbred Fleece were 1 to 4% dearer, longer shears firm to 4% dearer and shorter types firm to 2.5% easier.

Coarse Crossbred Full Fleece were up to 1.5% dearer.

Long Coarse Shears and very short shears eased 1.5% with 3 to 4 and 2 to 4 inch shears firm to 1.5% firmer.

Oddments were 3 to 6% dearer.

Good competition with China principals, supported by Western Europe and Australasia with limited interest from elsewhere.

Next sale on 26November comprises approximately 5,900 bales from the North Island.

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