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Healthy levels in forward wool commerce

11 August 2015



Market Intelligence Report from The Woolmark Co has analysed the activities in forward contracts for wool over recent months. The report checked out opportunities offered and therefore the important visit costs within the weeks leading up to the top of the commerce season, still because the giant and sudden volumes placed on the market at a similar time.


 The stellar rise within the wool market within the last six months has diode to a number of the best costs in dollar terms for four years across some medium microns, with carding wools commercialism in record territory additionally the report says.


 Naturally this has diode to a big movement of wool onto the market however as noted within the latest AWI weekly market report, wool patrons, exporters and wool users reacted severely to the heavily multiplied volume of wool touch the market over the last sales of the commerce season. the first issue is that the late notice of the staggering thirty eighth and twenty first increase within the last 2 consecutive weeks to end the 2014/15 commerce season.


In real terms this meant the trade had to suddenly notice the capital to fund a possible A$33 million a lot of in auction buying at the time of year wherever finances area unit sometimes being settled. Not amazingly, the pass in rates went from simply one hundred and twenty fifth for the week ending the fifth of Gregorian calendar month to 17 November four weeks later.



Whether this can be unacceptable volatility to burden the market with or the market at work may be a matter of opinion.


Meanwhile a awfully healthy level of forward commerce of wool has been going down in recent months.


 Elder’s Southern Zone Wool Manager Lachlan Brown reports that listed volume on the commodities market has upraised staggeringly as several woolgrowers have condemned the simplest chance since mid-2011 to lock in at traditionally high costs. Contracts are reserved as so much out as Gregorian calendar month 2016 and for the complete metric linear unit spectrum, from 18.5 to 32.


 the bulk of the trade has centred around twenty one metric linear unit wherever levels of up to 1350 cents/cln kilo are contractile for late spring maturity, representing a rise of up to $350/bale in gross come on 2014. With premiums for finer merino sheep microns nevertheless to come to long run average levels, several fine woolgrowers area unit opting to contract medium wool indicators to manage market draw back risk. By doing thus, they preserve access to any potential raise within the premium fine wools over medium varieties.


 Despite the recent softening in auction wool costs, forward costs haven't cut to a similar degree. Interest remains from each the sell facet (woolgrowers) and obtain facet (exporters/processors) as all trade participants conceive to manage the seemingly medium term wool value volatility

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