Wool

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Wool in bale bags
Market Analysis

Wool supply lower in July

While demand, or a lack of demand, is driving the wool market lower, supply remains of interest. The gap between supply and demand has seen

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – July 2020

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

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Merino sheep in front of gate
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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Wool sheep running in paddock
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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Merino sheep in sunset
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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Wool spread by hand
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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Wool fleece
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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Research: Impact of the live sheep export moratorium

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we consulted with stakeholders in the sheep supply chain to identify the impact of the moratorium on the live sheep export trade.

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