British Wool Trade

Wool Auction Sales Reports

British Wool Sales auction reports are added after every auction sale. The latest reports are available to view and download below.  

 

Sale BW125 - 6th July 2021

The first sale of the new season saw a 68% clearance with prices generally holding firm.  Given that the major UK processors will be having their annual shut down in the next few weeks the offer had been reduced to 965 tonnes.  This comprised 559 tonnes of new season wool and 406 tonnes of old season wool (predominantly mountain types).  The average greasy sale price for new season wool was 72.9p per kg and the average price of the old season wool was 50.4p per kg.  The older mountain types sold well but demand for finer combing types was relatively soft.  The high proportion of mountain wool sold weighed on the average price but the more representative British Wool index slipped back by just 1% to 0.996. Read More.


Sale BW124 - 15th June 2021

The last sale of the 2020 / 2021 season saw slightly weaker demand with an 86% clearance and prices generally in the buyers favour.  The average greasy sale price of 68.9p / kg was down a couple of percent on the previous sale and the British Wool index fell back by 0.5% sale on sale.  As is customary at this time of year the offer included a significant number of unusual types and relatively small end of year lots.  Speciality types such as Herdwick, Coloured Shetland and Bluefaced Leicester saw the strongest demand. Read More.


Sale BW123 - 25th May 2021

BW123 had a 96% clearance with prices generally in the sellers favour on the combing types and in the buyers favour on the carpet types.  The average greasy sale price of 70.2p / kg was 2% higher than the previous sale but this was supported by a number of lots of Bluefaced Leicester which were particularly well sought after.  Demand for the mountain wools remained soft.  The British Wool Index increased by 0.4% sale on sale which was more representative of the overall market. Read More.


Sale BW122 - 11th May 2021

BW122 had an 88% clearance with prices generally firm to buyers favour.  The average greasy sale price of 68.7p / kg was 3% higher than the previous sale but this was on a better mix of wool; demand for the mountain wools was somewhat weaker than we have seen in recent sales.  The British Wool Index fell 1.3% which was more representative of the overall market. Read More.


Sale BW121 - 27th April 2021

BW121 had a 99% clearance with prices generally firm to sellers favour and just two lots unsold.  The average greasy sale price of 66.8p / kg was 1% higher than the previous sale on a similar mix and the British Wool Index increased by 0.9%. Read More.


 

 

Report Archive

BW120 Sales Report  BW117 Sales Report

BW119 Sales Report  BW116 Sales Report 

BW118 Sales Report  BW115 Sales Report

 

  

  

 

 

 

    

  

     

 

                                        

 

 

                                      

   

 

     

        

 

  

     

  

       

           

             

  

        

 

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