The wool market resilience continues despite all the factors that have been mentioned in previous weeks pertaining to shipping, containerization and cash flow problems. Everybody in the industry is working tirelessly to resolve all the issues, but unfortunately it is a slow burn. Lets not let that detract from a positive wool market driven by good demand and a desire to buy the highest quality wool in the world. VM is still playing its part at this time of the year as good incentives are being paid for FNF wool, coupled with a continuous support for RWS, NM/CM certified wool.

Good demand from Europe in the spinning and weaving sectors and slow moving exports out of China are creating a level playing field. Whilst good demand for knitting and processed types is good we are hearing of a few hiccups in the supply chain.

AWEX Eastern Indicator compared with 08/04/2022

Eastern Indicator

Close: 1377

Change in % +0.08

Authentico Index Values

15 Micron

Close: 3905

Change in %: +2.70

16 Micron

Close: 3167

Change in %: -3.70

17 Micron

Close: 2776

Change in %: -0.60

18 Micron

Close: 2305

Change in %: +2.70

19 Micron

Close: 1812

Change in %:  +0.80

Authentico Indicator

Close: 2729

Change in %: -0.00


Reduced volumes in the coming weeks will certainly assist the market.

Auction offering – current week

MarketSaleOfferedSoldPassed In
NorthS 431355812499 7.8%
SouthM 432513522633 10.0%
WestF 43100608357 16.9%

Auction offering – next week

Sale days
NorthS 44 T-W 9523
SouthM 44 T-W23555
WestF 44 T-W 8215

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