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Beyond the Bale : September 2018
72 MARKET INTELLIGENCE The chart opposite provides a snapshot of how well the AWEX monthly Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) and a range of microns have performed for the past three months (May 2018 – July 2018) in Australian dollar terms compared with the previous five years May 2013 to April 2018 (circles) and the decade previous to that, May 2003 – April 2013 (squares). For the past three months, the monthly EMI averaged at $19.88, tracking at the 100th percentile against the previous five- year monthly EMI. This means that in the previous five years the monthly EMI has never recorded a price higher than the current $19.88 (May 2018 – July 2018). As well as tracking at the 100th percentile over the previous five years, the EMI is also at the 100th percentile when compared to the decade May 2003 – April 2013. This means the current EMI of $19.88 (May 2018 – July 2018) is higher now than it was for all that decade. The mid and finer microns and Merino Cardings (MC) have continued to perform particularly well recently. For the past three months Merino Cardings averaged at $14.64, operating at the 99th percentile for the previous five years and the 100th percentile for the previous decade. For the same period, 18 micron averaged at a monthly value of $24.66 (99th percentile for the previous five years and 100th percentile for the previous decade), 21 micron averaged at $22.22 (100th percentile for the previous five years and 100th percentile for the previous decade), and 28 micron averaged at $9.96 (100th percentile and 100th percentile respectively). RECORD PERFORMANCE FOR FINER AND MID MICRONS AVERAGE MONTHLY EMI COMPARISON EMI’S RECORD RUN CONTINUES AVERAGE MONTHLY EMI FOR MAY 2018 – JULY 2018 COMPARED WITH PREVIOUS 5 YEARS MAY 2013 – APRIL 2018 THE DECADE MAY 2003 – APRIL 2013 EMI $19.88 17um $28.21 18um $24.66 19um $22.73 20um $22.33 21um $22.22 22um $22.11 23um $19.92 24um $17.03 25um $16.91 26um $14.86 28um $9.96 30um $6.94 32um $4.49 MC $14.64 0%102030405060708090100 17 100 99 99 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 99 65 71 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 MARKET INTELLIGENCE: FREE VIA SMS In an initiative launched last year, AWI is sending wool prices and market intelligence direct to about 5,000 woolgrowers’ mobile phones. The woolgrowers receive the latest movements in the EMI in a simple text message (see left image), including a link to a full price report that provides more detail about price movements (see right image). If you would like to subscribe to the free SMS service, visit www.wool.com/sms where you will be asked to input your name and the mobile phone number to receive the SMS. You can unsubscribe from the service at any time by replying to the AWI SMS message. MORE INFORMATION www.wool.com/sms
In the Shops - September 2018