USDA National Wool Review
05 May 2015
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was moderate to good this week. There were 869,945 lbs of confirmed trades. Demand was good. A steady U.S. dollar and some increased demand this week have helped to increase the volume of wool that is being traded. Currency was in favor this week which helped to increase the number of trades. Domestic clean wool and confirmed trades are reported on a weighted average basis. Prices reflect trades FOB warehouse in original bag or square pack, bellies out, some graded, and 76 mm or longer. No allowance made for coring, freight or handling fees at the warehouse level to reflect net grower prices (*) indicates new prices this week. (NA) represents microns not normally available in this region. Wools shorter than 75 mm typically discounted .10-.20 clean. Classed and skirted wools usually trade at a .10-.20 premium to original bag prices.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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