Wool Market Report – 13 February 2019

First Mohair Market Report for 2019
February 13, 2019
Wool Exports to China – Cape Wools SA
February 15, 2019

On the 22nd wool auction of the 2018/2019 season, the merino wool market indicator increased with +1,7% to close on 21876c per kg clean. This is approximately 18,27% higher than a year ago.

Average clean wool price indicators for good quality long fleece wool (MF4/MF5) with a tenstile strength of 35 (NKT) were as follows:

18 µ      24334  (+2,2%)                         21 µ      22346   (+1,5%)

19 µ     23436  (+1,2%)                         22 µ     21675   (+2,2%)

20 µ     22726  (+1,1%)                         23 µ     17800   (+1,5%)

The main buyers on the sale were: G Modiano (3,063 bales), Standard Wool (2,813 bales), Lempriere S A (767 bales). Of the 8,804 bales offered 8,381 bales were declared sold (95%).

Highest prices achieved on the BKB auction were as follows:

TOP 10 BKB PORT ELIZABETH
Name Area Descr. AWEX

Type

Mic Clean NKT Price
1. EA Roodt Dordrecht BFY MF4E.64 18.3µ 79.6% 46 18700c
2. JP Hobson & Sons Trust Bedford BFH MWF4E.80 16.8µ 71.1% 45 18410c
3. EA Roodt Dordrecht CFY MF4E.57 17.7µ 78.9% 47 17910c
4. JP Hobson & Sons Trust Bedford BH MWF4E.71 17.8µ 68.6% 42 17500c
5. JCR Van Heerden Graaff-Reinet AH MWF4E.90 18.9µ 72.0% 52 17490c
6. PJ Brotherton Bedford BH MWF5S.86 18.0µ 70.5% 30 17420c
7. JCR Van Heerden Graaff-Reinet BFY MF4E.73 17.3µ 66.6% 38 17400c
8. EA Roodt Dordrecht AM MF4E.97 20.0µ 74.4% 41 17320c
9. JF Bosch Adelaide BMY MF4E.68 18.0µ 72.5% 50 17200c
10. JP Hobson & Sons Trust Bedford CH MWF4E.64 17.2µ 69.0% 43 17200c

The next wool auction, catalogue P2318 will be offered on 20 February 2019.

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