FINE Merino wool prices improved in Australian auctions this week, but crossbred fleece values declined further.
CHINA’S wool industry focus on productivity, quality and export growth rather than raw wool prices, has encouraged Australian representatives at the recent Nanjing Wool Market conference in Tongxiang.
WOOL prices steadied at auctions this this week, despite some discounts for some tender lines, indicating trade satisfaction with current price levels.
A FURTHER correction in Australian wool prices this week has been attributed to strong buying earlier in the season, currency exchange rates and current offering quality.
AUCTIONSPLUS had restricted but consistent online enquiry for wool last week and market operations supervisor Tom Rookyard said with the physical wool market holding mostly firm, finer types attracted buyer interest.
PRICES for wool under 19 micron dipped on Australia’s eastern states’ auction floors this week and the benchmark AWEX Eastern Market Indicator closing slightly lower.
AUSTRALIAN wool prices continued their downward trend at auctions earlier this week, but improved on the last day of sales.
ONLINE AuctionsPlus wool sales retracted as the record-breaking physical wool market appeared to run its course last week.
AUSTRALIAN wool growers and brokers reacted strongly to the dramatic market correction this week, passing in 14 percent of the auction offering.
AUSTRALIA’S wool price benchmark has broken through 1600c/kg clean for the first time as Chinese buyers switch from “hand-to-mouth” to forward buying.