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 BW126 - 27th July 2021
The second sale of the new season saw solid demand with a 92% clearance and prices for most types firm to dearer. In total British Wool sold 880 tonnes out of its offer of 955 tonnes and just 9 lots were left unsold. 210 tonnes of the wool sold was from the old season, which leaves less than 100 tonnes of old season wool to clear. The old season wool was predominantly mountain types and sold at an average price of 49.8p per kg. The 670 tonnes of new season wool sold at an average price of 72.1p per kg. The overall average price of 66.8p per kg reflected a better quality mix than last sale and the British Wool index increased by 2.6% sale on sale to £1.022 per clean kg. Read More.
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.