Wool Market Corrects
New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that at today’s North Island
wool sale prices took a sharp correction against previous weeks as exporters finished buying for Chinese orders. This
combined with a recent quiet period of business and a rise in the New Zealand dollar have all contributed to this price
Compared to the last North Island sale held on the 2nd offering and Fine Crossbred Fleece was 5 to 5.5 percent cheaper.
Fine Crossbred Early Shorn and Second Shear 31 micron 3 to 5 and 3 to 4 inch remained firm. Coarse Crossbred Fleece of
nominal 32 micron 3 to 5 to 3 to 4 inch was 4.5 percent cheaper while 33 to 35 micron3 to 5 to 2 to 4 inch was 6 to 7
Coarse Crossbred Early Shorn and Second Shear 37 micron and coarser 3 to 5 to 2 to 4 inch was 5 percent cheaper while 2
to 3 inch was 3 percent cheaper.
Crossbred Combing Oddments were 5 percent cheaper while Clothing Oddments, average colour were 5 percent cheaper and
poor colour were 2.5 percent cheaper.
Next sale on 23rd October comprises approximately 8,800 bales from the South Island.