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Market Analysis

Merino price and volume ratios

Recent Mecardo articles have reinforced the point that wool prices tend to “run with the apparel textile fibres pack of prices”, which means wool fortunes

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Market Analysis

Wool stocks

For the best part of two decades, the greasy wool section of the wool supply chain has not had to concern itself with significant stock

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Market Comment

The ship steadies

No one would be getting too excited about the wool sale results this week, however the slightly improved price outcome across almost all categories was

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Market Comment

Sales down but stocks up

The stark reality of the wool market woes is reported in this week’s AWEX report; the EMI in Au$ terms is 605 cents or 35%

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Market Analysis

Greasy wool stocks build

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused demand to drop precipitously, as it has for apparel fibres generally. The drop in demand means that less wool, from

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Market Comment

Low yields weighing on the market

The market was again cheaper this week, with the large supply of “low yielding” wool continuing to attract discounts negatively impacting on the EMI as

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Market Analysis

Wool yield still low

Exporters, when constructing consignments, have to pay attention to both price and specifications (micron, staple length, and staple strength, pointy of break in the middle

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – June 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for June 2020. Click below to view the latest report Grains and oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel   Percentiles are

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Research: Analysis of the Australian sheep flock

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we analysed the historical trends in the demographics of the Australian sheep flock, examining domestic factors that influence farm-level enterprise decision making. 

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