Australian wool prices finish higher in last 2018 sales

Sheep Central, 14 December 2018

AUSTRALIAN wool prices finished generally higher this week, in the final sale series for 2018 for a three-week recess, with strong buying from major traders, Chinese and European buyers and processors.

Merino wool prices lift as crossbred values bomb

Sheep Central, 07 December 2018

AUSTRALIAN Merino wool prices rebounded this week, but crossbred fleece values fell by up to 130 cents, prompting seller resistance.

Solid online demand for crossbred lines on AuctionsPlus Wool

Sheep Central, 04 December 2018

AUCTIONSPLUS Wool followed the physical market to last week experience solid demand for its online offering, and especially for cheaper crossbred lines.

Fine crossbred and Merino wool prices lift to keep indicator steady

Sheep Central, 30 November 2018

FLAGGING Chinese domestic demand for woollen garments has been partially blamed for Australian wool prices this week, which lifted for fine crossbred and Merino fleece, and for skirtings, but fell for medium Merino types.

Online wool sales lift with turnaround in auction prices

Sheep Central, 27 November 2018

ONLINE wool sales increased last week as overseas supply demands coupled with grower defiance at lower prices also led to an upward swing in physical auction rates.

Buyer confidence returns to Australian wool auctions

Sheep Central, 23 November 2018

AUSTRALIAN wool prices turned around this week, with rates for all fleece and oddment categories improving.

Wool growers opt to hold bales in storage as prices dip 50-90 cents

Sheep Central, 06 July 2018

AUSTRALIAN growers held back more wool this week as unfavourable currency rates affected Chinese demand, sending auction prices generally 50-90 cents lower.

Medium Merino wool demand drives Australian market to new peak

Sheep Central, 22 June 2018

AUSTRALIAN wool prices rose to new historic levels this week, underpinned by unrelenting demand for the limited quantities of 18-22 micron Merino wool available.

Online wool sales dry up as auction pass-in rate stays low

Sheep Central, 19 June 2018

ONLINE wool sales have dried up as fewer lines are passed in at Australia’s booming physical sale-by-sample auctions.

Wool indicator tops $20 mark in Western Australia with buying ‘squeeze’

Terry Sim, 11 May 2018

WOOL officially became a $20 a kilogram fibre in Western Australia this week with the state auction market’s indicator lifting 66 cents to an historic 2018c/kg clean.