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Wool selling season 2013-2014 ending on a quiet note

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-07-01 09:30:00 – Australia

The 2013-2014 selling season, though officially over, unofficially wraps up in another two weeks. It can be best described as having had a strong early surge in late August 2013 followed by steady price declines through April that bottomed out in May.

The wool selling season 2013-2014 ended on a quiet note with wool prices in U.S. dollar terms were relatively flat in June after seen a erratic May

Turn down in wool prices was seen mainly due to tighter credit by banks in China, which cut down the buying power. Lack of Chinese demand continue to be felt in June, as relatively weak demand resultant in low volume and small price moves.

An increasing supply of fine Merino counts throughout the year, apparently in response to better high-end businesses in Europe, Japan and the U.S., caused price pressure at the better end of the market. However, many feel that the Merino prices have bottomed out, setting the stage for a better going into next season.

The Eastern Market Index finished the month down 0.4% to $4.36 per pound, and has plunged by 3 percent compared to the same week last year.

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