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NZ Wool Market Report (26 October 2017)

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South Island only selling with 10,000 bales on offer.  There was a mixed selection with some merino fleece 18.5 micron and finer.  There was a good selection of half bred fleece wool and crossbred fleece wool.  Competition China, Europe with support from the sub-continent and Australian carpet mills.

Fleeces: 19.5 micron and finer 8% dearer, 20.0 to 27.5 micron 5% dearer, 28.0 to 33.0 micron buyers favour, 34.8 to 38.0 micron 7.5% dearer.

Second shear: 3/4″ and shorter 4% dearer. Combing Skirtings: All descriptions firm. Short Oddments: All descriptions firm.

15% Passed In.
Main buyers: Masurel 1760 bales, NZWSI 1350, JS Brooksbank 950, Chargeurs 850, Bloch & Behrens 700, Fuhrmann 650, G Modiano 600, WG Robinson 500, J Marshall  230, New England 120, Schneider 100, Standard Wool 50 bales.
Next Auction: North Island only selling 9 November with 7,500 bales on offer.

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