Monthly Market Reports

April 2014

29 April 2014

Two of the major forces affecting the market for apparel wool products are the 'casualization' of consumer wear, and rising costs for wool processors - including rapidly rising labour costs in countries such as China. These forces can not only affect the cost of retailed items, but also aggregate demand for particular types of wool wear. This month's newsletter marks the first of a series through which we will explore the impacts of some of these forces - examining wool wovenwear imports into our major retail markets.

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