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NZ Market Report ( 24 October 2019)

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The Market continues to ease for finer wools while coarser wool firmed. South Island selling 8,500 bales and North Island offering 8,200 bales. Total 16,700 bales on offer.  Both islands predominantly offering hogget fleece and shears 30 to 35 micron good colour.


South Island 10% merino fleece 16 to 22 micron, 15% mid micron fleece 23 to 25.5 micron.

Widespread competition with most sectors operating.  Europe main with support from China, Australasian carpet mills and India/Sub Continent.


Fleece Wools: 19.0-26.0 micron generally 3% cheaper. 27.0-31.0 micron 2% cheaper. 32.0-36.0 micron fleece firm. 37.0 micron coarser fleeces sellers favour.


Second Shears: Crossbred shears very firm.


Oddments: All descriptions firm.


Passings: 25% Passed In.


Next Auction- North Island only selling with 8,000 bales on offer 8th November.


Fleece Wools Summary:

↓ 19.0-26.0 mic
Variation %: 3

↓ 27.0-31.0 mic
Variation %: 2

32.0-36.0 firm
Variation %:

↑37.0 and coarser
Variation %: Sellers favour

Second Shears Summary

All descriptions
Variation %: Very firm


All descriptions
Variation %: Firm


Source: Fuhrmann NZ Market Report



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