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Australian wool exports for September 2017

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Australia exported 28 mkg of wool valued at $302 million in September, taking the progressive totals to 72 mkg, (+6.7%) and $735 million (+18.6%).


Exports to China were up by 5.6% in September and up by 8.0% in the July to September period. They accounted for 78.3% of Australia’s exports in September and for 76.1% in the year to date.

India and Italy retain their positions as Australia’s second and third most important destinations by weight for Australia’s wool exports, with 6.4% and 5.8%, respectively, of Australia’s wool exports going to these countries in the year to date.


83.7% of Australia’s exports of wool of 19 microns and finer went to China and 5.9% went to Italy.

Australia exported wool to 21 countries in September and to 23 countries in the July to September period.

Source AWS/ABS

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