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Latest Wool Trading News - August 2015

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Healthy levels in forward wool selling

Market Intelligence Report from The Woolmark Co has analysed the activities in forward contracts for wool over recent months. The report looked at opportunities available and the significant drop in prices in the weeks leading up to the end of the selling season, as well as the l...

Optimistic outlook for Australian sheep industry

There is a positive outlook for the Australian sheep and wool industry according to a report, launched by Rural Bank and Rural Finance’s specialist insights team Ag Answers. This is due to a lower Australian dollar and high commodity prices, combined with a buoyant wool market an...

Support is growing for online wool selling in Australia

Australia’s wool industry is gathering support for a move toward an online portal for selling wool. A panel reviewing the way wool is sold in Australia has recommended the introduction of a wool exchange portal and met with growers, brokers and exporters in Melbourne to discuss t...

Improved Certificate Security from AWTA

New digital security features was implemented on all Electronic Certificates (eCerts) issued. These “self-signed” digital signatures are easier to maintain and provide a more efficient way to authenticate PDF documents that we distribute. AWTA comments that ‘We strongly urge all ...

New Zealand Wool Market Report

Despite a slightly stronger New Zealand dollar wool prices were firm to slightly dearer. With less wool available due to weather affecting shearing and vacation related shipping requirements this has helped underpin prices. Bales on offer 7,905, bales sold 7,543 (96.2% Sold ). Th...

Why the volatility in Chinese markets?

This week’s dramatic slide shattered three weeks of relative calm for Chinese equities, secured through heavy government intervention in which authorities pumped liquidity into the market while effectively barring many investors from selling. The rapid sell-off, which saw China’s...

British Wool Marketing Board hosts Chinese delegation

The British Wool Marketing Board hosted a delegation from the Chinese wool industry at its Bradford headquarters as well as other sites in the area. During the visit to Bradford, the historic heart of the British wool and textile industry, delegates were given a full tour of the ...

Gold Industry award for Südwolle Group

Südwolle Group has received a GOLD Industry Award at Outdoor 2015 for its Naturetexx® Plasma treatment for Wool.Südwolle Group, the world’s largest spinner of pure wool and wool blend worsted yarns for weaving, circular and flat knitting, has launched a new technology for treatin...

UK economic growth picks up to 0.7% in second quarter

UK economic growth accelerated in the second quarter of the year, helped by a big jump in oil and gas production, official figures have shown. The UK’s economy grew by an estimated 0.7% in the April to June period, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. That compared with...

Orders for textile machinery on the rise – Iran a main focus

Orders of textile machinery for the second quarter of 2015 confirm the positive trend already under way during the first three months of the year. Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT: “Increased orders on the domestic market are an unexpected but welcome development: a good ...

IMF – Eurozone outlook improves

The outlook for the eurozone has improved, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF), thanks to a falling oil price, a weaker euro and action taken by the European Central Bank (ECB). It predicted that growth would pick up to 1.7% next year, from 1.5% this year. However, the IMF...

NZ Rodd & Gunn joins the Woolmark licensing program

The latest brand to gain Woolmark and Woolmark Blend certification is premium menswear label Rodd & Gunn. With a heritage dating back to 1946, the label’s affiliation and relationship with wool resonates with the values and qualities upheld by the Woolmark brand. Having an overar...

AWTA Ltd Testing Fees 2015-2016

General wool testing fees have increased by 2.5% for the 2015/16 wool selling season, effective from 1st July 2015. The total cost for testing a typical 7 bale lot, including a Staple Length & Strength test, will increase by $1.83 from $71.27 to $73.10. Users of AWTA’s Manual Co...

Campaign for Wool

The Campaign for Wool announced their National Industry Partnership and Platinum sponsorship of the 40th Anniversary Celebration of The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. The Campaign for Wool is a global promotional initiative led...

International Woolmark Prize Australian regional final

P.Johnson and Bianca Spender were announced as the menswear and womenswear winners, respectively, of the 2015/16 International Woolmark Prize Australian regional final, at an awards event held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney. A judging panel comprising desig...

CfW & British Wool Introduce Wool Trends at The Flooring Show

The Campaign for Wool and British Wool return for a second year to The Flooring Show (20th-22nd September 2015) with Wool Trends, the inspirational centre for wool carpet. This stylish and vibrant showpiece will host leading carpet manufacturers, Adam Carpets, Axminster Carpets, ...

UK retail sales volumes dip in June

UK retail sales volumes fell unexpectedly by 0.2% in June, after consumers bought fewer household goods, and less food and petrol. The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also showed the annual rate of sales growth slowed to 4.0% last month from 4.7% in May. Tha...

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