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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 BW183  14th May 2024

British Wool sold a larger volume of wool in BW183 on 14th May but prices fell back by 2% to 3% for the majority of grades. Lots with good colour generally held firm but poor colour wools continued to struggle. Where demand was poor wool was taken back into stock – almost 20% of the wool offered was taken back in. Read More.


Sale BW182 - 23rd April 2024

British Wool saw very selective bidding in the auction on 23rd April.  Better colour combing types saw prices move up by 3% to 5% but the majority of grades saw prices fall back by 3% and there was little to no interest in oddments this sale.  British Wool was prepared to meet the market to a certain extent, with the index falling back by 3%, but where demand was lacking wool was taken back into stock.  Almost 30% of the wool offered was taken back in. Read More.


Sale BW181 - 9th April 2024

British Wool saw selective bidding in the auction on 9th April.  Sought after grades saw prices hold firm whereas other types received no bid.  As with the last few sales British Wool was prepared to meet the market to a certain extent, with the index falling back by 1.3%, but opted to take wool back into stock rather than accept a more significant price reduction.  20% of the wool offered was taken back in. Read More.


Sale BW180 - 19th March 2024

British Wool experienced weaker demand for its product in the auction on 19th March, the sale having a very similar dynamic to the previous auction on 5th March.  British Wool was prepared to meet the market to a certain extent, with the index falling back by 2.5%, but with a comfortable stock position it opted to take wool back into stock rather than accept a more significant price reduction.  30% of the wool offered was taken back in. Read More.


Sale BW179 - 5th March 2024

Over the last few months British Wool has seen consistently strong demand and rising prices.  Clearances have been in the 90’s and the index is up by 25% over the last six months with prices moving ahead of comparable wool types.  In this context it is not surprising that demand for British wool was weaker in the sale on 5th March.  British Wool was prepared to meet the market to a point, with the index falling back by 4%, but with a strong stock position it opted to take wool back into stock rather than accept a more significant price reduction. Read More.


Sale BW178 - 20th February 2024

British Wool saw slightly weaker demand in the sale on 20th February and as such opted to take wool back into stock rather than cut prices.  For the catalogue as a whole prices were firm to buyers’ favour, the index was down by less than 1% with a clearance of 72%. Read More.


Sale BW177 - 6th February 2024

The British Wool sale on 6th February had a high clearance with prices generally firm to dearer.  Demand for core grades of white wool was strong, with better Medium and Mule wools trading up to 3% dearer.  Poorer colour lots were less sought after and traded off a couple of percent.  A wider selection of Mountain wools sold than of late, albeit at low price levels. Read More.


Sale BW176 - 23rd January 2024

The British Wool sale on 23rd January got off to a more tentative start, but it soon became apparent that there was still solid demand for core grades of white wool.  Overall the market was firm with core grades trading a couple of percent dearer.  Bidding on lots with poorer colour was more subdued with these types generally trading 2% to 3% cheaper.  Demand for Mountain wools remains weak, a selection of these types was sold at a slight discount to last price. Read More.


Sale BW175 - 9th January 2024

British Wool’s first sale of 2024 saw prices strengthen for several core types with consistent demand across the catalogue.  Medium, Romney, Mule and Cheviot types were generally up by around 3%. Fine and Blackface wools were firm.  Mountain wools were the only segment with weak demand with prices for Welsh and Swaledale in the Buyers favour where sold.  Only a small volume of wool being taken back into stock. Read More.


 

 

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