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 BW135 - 11th January 2022

The first British Wool sale of 2022 got the year off to a solid start with the average greasy price hitting 80p per kilo for the first time since January 2020.  Bidding was competitive with 99% of the wool offered sold.  All major types were at least firm with medium wool strengthening by ~5%.  The price differential between No. 1 and No. 2 grades is starting to return.  The small amount of organic certified wool in the offer was particularly well bid with a premium of more than £1 per kilo being achieved over the underlying grade types.  British Wool has now held 11 of the 20 rostered sales for the 2021 season and has sold 11.3m kg of this season’s clip which is equivalent to 50% of its anticipated supply. Read More.

Sale BW134 - 14th December 2021

British Wool’s final sale of 2021 delivered a 100% clearance and saw prices continue their steady recovery.  With 10 of the 20 rostered sales for the 2021 season completed British Wool has now sold 10.1m kg of this season’s wool which is equivalent to 44% of its anticipated supply.  Whilst auction prices for British Wool are still below pre-pandemic levels it is good to note that they have increased by 50% over the last twelve months. Read More.

Sale BW133 - 23rd November 2021

British Wool saw good competition in BW133 from a full bench of buyers with prices increasing by an average of 4% to 5% across the board.  Prices for British Wool have been steadily recovering over the last few months thanks to consistent demand and after 9 sales the 2021 clip is now approximately 40% sold. Read More.

Sale BW132 - 9th November 2021

Prices for most types of British Wool increased by ~1% in BW132 thereby continuing the steady price recovery that we have seen over the last couple of months.  We saw good competition from a range of buyers with all but a few types firm to dearer.  The offer amounted to 1.119m kg of and all but one lot sold. Read More.

Sale BW131 - 19th October 2021

Prices for British Wool increased by around 2% in BW131.  We saw good competition from a wide selection of buyers and almost all types were dearer.  The offer amounted to 1.141m kg of and every lot bar one was sold. The clearance was 99.8%, the average greasy price of 74.2p / kg was slightly lower than last sale due to mix effects (fewer speciality lots) but the British Wool index moved up to 1.09 per kg reflecting a strengthening market. Read More.




Report Archive

BW130 Sales Report  BW127 Sales Report

BW129 Sales Report  BW126 Sales Report 

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