A century of Merino prices

Merino sheep flock wool at Tolarno

The scale of COVID-19 and its economic repercussions are staggering. Nearly all sectors of society and the economy are struggling to come to terms with events which continue to change at a rapid pace. With this in mind, this article looks at a Merino price series from the early 1920s onwards. During the past century, […]

After supply increase, prices should find support

Cattle in a field

China is in strife. Trade wars, African Swine Fever and now Coronavirus. The advent of Coronavirus has meant that the majority of Chinese manufacturing has been idled. This has huge consequences for a world heavily reliant upon Chinese manufacturing to get our gadgets and gizmos. In this article, we take a look at the Baltic […]

Down cycle extended by pandemic

Sheep in a yard

After trending lower for 18 months, wool prices would normally start to look for reasons to stabilise. That appeared to be the case in late 2019, but the occurrence of a pandemic (COVID-19) has added a further leg to the existing cyclical downturn in wool prices. This article takes a look at the latest step […]