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

 


NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report: Wool Softens

NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report: Wool Softens

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that this week’s combined offering of 16,800 bales saw a firm to slightly cheaper market despite an easier New Zealand dollar. The clearance rate of 78 percent also reflects the higher volumes of average style wools coming onto the market and growers expectations of higher offering prices, lifting the volume of passed in wools.

The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies came down 1.16 percent compared to the last sale on 23rd January.

Mr Dawson advises that Fine Crossbred Full Fleece and Second Shears ranged from firm to 3 percent easier.

Coarse Crossbred Full Fleece were 1 to 2 percent cheaper, except the best style in the North Island which lifted by 1 percent. Coarse Shears were 1 to 3 percent cheaper.

First Lambs ranged from firm to 4 percent easier with North Island wools affected the most.

Long Oddments were 2 to 3 percent cheaper in the South and up to 1.5 percent dearer in the North. Short Oddments were 1 to 4 percent softer.

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

Next sale on 5th February comprises approximately 7,500 bales from the North Island and 6,800 bales from the South Island.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Wine: 20% Of Marlborough Storage Tanks Damaged By Quake

An estimated 20 percent of wine storage tanks in the Marlborough region, the country’s largest wine producing area, have been damaged by the impact of the recent Kaikoura earthquake. More>>

ALSO:

ACC: Levy Recommendations For 2017 – 2019 Period

• For car owners, a 13% reduction in the average Motor Vehicle levy • For businesses, a 10% reduction in the average Work levy, and changes to workplace safety incentive products • For employees, due to an increase in claims volumes and costs, a 3% increase in the Earners’ levy. More>>

Women's Affairs: Government Accepts Recommendations On Pay Equity

The Government will update the Equal Pay Act and amend the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Increase In Seasonal Workers For RSE

The current cap will be increased by 1,000 from 9,500 to 10,500 RSE workers for the 2016-17 season. Mr Woodhouse says the horticulture and viticulture industry is New Zealand’s fourth largest export industry, producing almost $5 billion in exports. More>>

ALSO:

Hurunui: Crown Irrigation Invests Up To $3.4m In North Canterbury

Crown Irrigation Investments will invest up to $3.4m in the Hurunui Water Project, an irrigation scheme that will be capable of irrigating up to 21,000 hectares on the south side of the Hurunui River in North Canterbury. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Great:Butterfly Eradication Success

The invasive pest great white butterfly has been eradicated from New Zealand in a world-first achievement, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Government’s Tax Cuts Fixation

Long before the earthquake hit, the dodginess of the government tax cuts programnme was evident in the language of its packaging. It is being touted as a “tax cuts and family care” package... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news