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Key Test Data Summary for August 2021

The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for August 2021 compared with the same period last season are:+36.8%, +39.0% and +38.5% respectively.

Note that testing volumes for August 2020 last year were affected by COVID restrictions across Australia when Total Lots, Bale and Weight for August 2020 were:
-22.2%, -20.5 and -20.1% respectively when compared with August 2019.

The progressive comparison of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for July 2021 to August 2021 compared with the same period last season are:
+34.4%, +37.3% and +37.0% respectively.

AWTA Ltd has tested 43.0 mkg (million kilograms) this season compared with 31.4 mkg for the equivalent period last season.

Download: AWTA Key Test Data 2021 08
View: AWTA Analytics

Shorn wool production moves higher

The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee’s second forecast of shorn wool production in 2021/22 is 310 Mkg greasy, up 5.2% on 2020/21. Widespread rainfall throughout many key wool producing regions augurs well for a good spring season. Both the number of sheep shorn (up 3.3%) and average cut per head (up 1.8%) are expected to increase.

The Committee estimates that Australian shorn wool production for last season (2020/21) was 294 Mkg greasy, a 3.7% increase on the 284 Mkg total for 2019/20. This reflects the improved seasonal conditions in many parts of the country compared with the 2019/20 season.

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