NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market mixed.

Comment

Both centres selling today.  North Island offering 8,300 bales and South Island offering 11,800 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 28% poorer style crossbred fleece, 35-38 micron 100/125mm, 38% crossbred second shear, 36-40 micron, bulk good colour 75mm, 14% lambs fleece, North Island 29-31 micron poor colour, South Island 30-32 micron,  good colour, 5% halfbred fleece good/average style 22-30 micron, 17% associated oddments and 5% miscellaneous types.  Good competition with Australasian carpet mills and Indian Sub Continent main.  Support from Europe, the United Kingdom and China.

Fleece

All descriptions very firm.

Second Shears

Good colour shears 75/100mm 2.5% dearer.

75mm & shorter 2.5% cheaper.

Lambs

Lambs firm.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

10% passed in.

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North Island only offering 8,000 bales Thursday 14th July.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market easier again.

Comment

South Island only selling this week offering 7,000 bales.  The selection consisted of 38% crossbred fleece 100/150mm bulk average colour, some better style wools appearing, 15% crossbred second shear 75mm mainly good colour, 27% lambs fleece, 30-32 micron bulk 50/75mm good/average colour, 12% associated oddments, 3% halfbred fleece and 5% miscellaneous types.  Limited competition today with Australasian carpet mills and Indian Sub Continent main.  Support from Europe and the United Kingdom.

Fleece

Good colour crossbred fleece 3% cheaper.

Poorer colour buyers favour.

Second Shears

Good colour crossbred shears 2.5% cheaper.

Lambs

Good style lambs 29.0 to 30.5 micron firm.

31.0 micron & coarser 5% cheaper.

Oddments

All oddments 5% cheaper.

Passings

30% passed in.

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North Island only offering 8,000 bales Thursday 16th June.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market tending easier.

Comment

North Island only selling this week offering 8,200 bales.  The selection consisted of 52% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm average colour, 16% crossbred fleece 75/150mm average/poor colour, 17% lambs fleece, 29-31 micron average/poor colour and 15% associated oddments.  Good general competition at this level with Australasian carpet mills and Indian Sub Continent main.  Support from Europe and the United Kingdom.

Fleece

Average colour crossbred fleece firm.

Second Shears

Good style crossbred shears 5% cheaper.

Poorer style crossbred shears buyers favour.

Lambs

All lambs firm.

Oddments

All descriptions buyers favour.

Passings

10% passed in.

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South Island only offering 7,000 bales Thursday 9th June.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market quieter.

Comment

South Island only selling this week offering 8,600 bales.  The selection consisted of 38% crossbred fleece bulk 75/150mm average style, 12% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm/100mm good style, 22% lambs fleece, 30-31 micron 75mm good style, 18% associated oddments and 10% miscellaneous types.  A more subdued tone today with buyers being more selective.  Good style wools were in demand while poorer style wools were discounted.  Australasian carpet mills, Indian Sub Continent main with support from Europe and the United Kingdom.

Fleece

Good colour crossbred fleece firm.

Average colour 4% cheaper.

Second Shears

Good colour crossbred shears firm.

Lambs

Fully firm.

Oddments

All descriptions buyers favour.

Passings

20% passed in.

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North Island only offering 7,950 bales Thursday 2nd June.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market dearer again.

Comment

North Island only selling this week offering 6,800 bales.  The selection consisted of 10% crossbred fleece bulk 75/150mm average style, 50% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm good/average style, 25% lambs fleece, 29-31 micron 50/75mm good style, 12% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types.  Strong widespread competition with most sectors operating.

Fleece

Good colour crossbred fleece very firm.

Average colour 2% dearer.

Second Shears

Good colour crossbred shears 2% dearer.

Average colour crossbred shears 5% dearer.

Lambs

Fully firm.

Oddments

All descriptions generally firm.

Passings

5% passed in.

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South Island only offering 8,600 bales Thursday 26th May.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market dearer.

Comment

South Island only selling this week offering 7,800 bales.  The selection consisted of 35% crossbred fleece bulk 75/150mm average style, 20% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm good style, 24% lambs fleece, 29-31 micron 50/75mm good style, 18% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types.  Keen widespread competition with most sectors operating.

Fleece

Better colour crossbred fleece sellers favour.

Poorer style crossbred fleece 10% dearer.

Second Shears

Better colour crossbred shears sellers favour.

Poorer style crossbred shears 10% dearer.

Lambs

All descriptions 5% dearer.

Oddments

All descriptions sellers favour.

Passings

5% passed in.

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North Island only offering 6,500 bales Thursday 19th May.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally dearer except lambs which were buyers favour.

Comment

North Island only selling this week offering 5,500 bales.  The selection consisted of 40% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm average colour, 17% crossbred fleece, bulk 75/125mm average/inferior colour, 25% lambs fleece, 29-31 micron 50/75mm average/inferior colour, 15% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types.  Keen widespread competition with most sectors operating.

Fleece

Better colour crossbred fleece 3.5% dearer.

Poorer stye crossbred fleece 3% dearer.

Second Shears

Better colour crossbred shears 3.5% dearer.

Poorer stye crossbred shears 3% dearer.

Lambs

Buyers favour.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

11% passed in.

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South Island only offering 7,800 bales Thursday 12th May.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market dearer.

Comment

North and South Island both selling this week offering 13,000 bales.  The selection consisted of 22% crossbred ewe fleece, bulk 75/150mm average colour, 35% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm good/average colour, 25% lambs fleece, 29-31 micron 50/75mm good/average colour, 15% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types.  Keen widespread competition on the back of a weaker New Zealand dollar with most sectors operating.

Fleece

All descriptions 5% dearer.

Second Shears

All descriptions 5% dearer.

Lambs

All lambs 7.5% dearer.

Oddments

All descriptions 10% dearer.

Passings

2% passed in.

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North Island only offering 5,500 bales Thursday 5th May.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market firm tending dearer.

Comment

South Island only offering 9,000 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 40% crossbred ewe fleece, bulk 75/150mm average colour, 23% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm good colour, 20% lambs fleece, 29-31 micron 50/75mm good colour, 13% associated oddments and 4% miscellaneous types.  Good competition with Indian sub-continent main and support from local carpet mills, United Kingdom and Europe.

Fleece

All descriptions 3% dearer.

Second Shears

All descriptions 3% dearer.

Lambs

Generally firm.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

8% passed in.

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South Island offering 9,200 bales and North Island offering 6,000 bales Thursday 28th April.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market firms.

Comment

North Island only offering 8,400 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 20% crossbred ewe fleece, bulk 75/150mm average/poor colour, 35% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm average colour, 30% crossbred lambs fleece 50/75mm average/poor colour, 15% associated oddments.  Good competition considering the poorer style selection.  Indian sub-continent main again with support from local carpet mills, United Kingdom and Europe.

Fleece

All descriptions sellers favour.

Second Shears

All descriptions sellers favour.

Lambs

Generally firm.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

16% passed in.

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South Island only offering 9,200 bales WEDNESDAY 13th April.