Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Wool Continues To Ease

Wool Continues To Ease

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that the 19,700 bales on offer from this week’s combined North and South Island auction saw an 80 percent clearance with generally lower price levels for most categories.

The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies weakened 0.96 percent compared to the last sale on 24th January however this favourable factor had limited impact on local prices.

Mr Dawson advises that Mid Micron Fleece were firm to 4 percent cheaper.

Fine Crossbred Fleece and longer shears 32 to 35 micron were generally 2 to 4 percent cheaper with the shorter types 1.5 to 3.5 percent easier.

Coarse Crossbred Fleece were 2.5 to 6 percent weaker with the coarser, poorer styles affected the most.

Coarse Shears were generally 2 to 6 percent cheaper except a small offering of the shorter types in the South Island which were between firm and 4.5 percent stronger.

First Lambs were 2 to 4 percent cheaper. Longer Coarse Oddments were generally unchanged overall with the shorter types generally 3 to 5 percent easier.

Overall it was a mixed market with targeted buying between types and selling centres with local shipping requirements playing a major role. Chinese buying will slow now as businesses start closing for the Chinese New Year celebration.

Limited competition with China principal supported by Australasia, Middle East, India, Western Europe and the United Kingdom.

Next sale on 8th February comprises approximately 8,100 bales from the North Island and 6,200 bales from the South Island.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Keep Digging: Seabed Ironsands Miner TransTasman Tries Again

The first company to attempt to gain a resource consent to mine ironsands from the ocean floor in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone has lodged a new application containing fresh scientific and other evidence it hopes will persuade regulators after their initial application was turned down in 2014. More>>

Wool Pulled: Duvets Sold As ‘Premium Alpaca’ Mostly Sheep’s Wool

Rotorua business Budge Collection Limited (Budge) and sole director, Sun Dong Kim, were convicted and fined a total of $71,250 in Auckland District Court after each pleading guilty to four charges of misrepresenting how much alpaca fibre was in their duvets. More>>

Reserve Bank: Labour Calls For Monetary Policy To Expand Goals

Labour's comments follow a speech today by RBNZ governor Graeme Wheeler in which Wheeler sought to answer critics who variously say he should stop lowering interest rates, lower them faster, or that inflation-targeting should no longer be the primary goal of the central bank's activities. More>>

ALSO:

BSA Extension And Sunday Morning Ads: Digital Convergence Bill Captures Online Content

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the Government’s plans to update the Broadcasting Act to better reflect today’s converged market... The Government considered four areas as part of its review into content regulation: classification requirements, advertising restrictions, election programming and contestable funding. More>>

ALSO:

March 2017: Commerce Commission Delays Decision On Fairfax-NZME

The Commerce Commission has delayed its decision on the proposed merger between NZME and Fairfax Media's New Zealand assets, saying the deal is complex and it needs more time to assess the impact on both news content and the advertising market. More>>

ALSO:

Plan Plan: Permanent Independent Hearings Panel Proposed For Planning

The Productivity Commission recommends creating a permanent independent hearings panel like the one that cut through local politics to settle Auckland’s Unitary Plan, for the whole country. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics: NZ Jobless Rate Falls To 5.1% Under New Methodology

New Zealand's unemployment rate fell more than expected in the second quarter as Statistics New Zealand adopted a new way of measuring the labour market to bring the country in line with international practices, and while a growing economy continued to support jobs growth. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news