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USDA National Wool Review


05 October 2015

USDA National Wool Review - 5 October 2015USDA National Wool Review - 5 October 2015


Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades. A strong dollar at the current time is causing less than ideal trade conditions. The wool market as remained weak and no wool is currently being marketed due to the current condition. There is still optimism that going into the fall and early winter that there will be some stability in the market making it easier to trade and some wool is being gathered at this time to try to market in late October and early November. 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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