Features of the wool industry in China

Longworth, John, Brown, Colin and Waldron, Scott (2005). Features of the wool industry in China. In: Sino-Australian Technical Workshop on Wool, Beijing, China, (1-76). 10 April, 2005.

Author Longworth, John
Brown, Colin
Waldron, Scott
Title of paper Features of the wool industry in China
Conference name Sino-Australian Technical Workshop on Wool
Conference location Beijing, China
Conference dates 10 April, 2005
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 76
Total pages 76
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This report is an abridged version of two reports by John Longworth, Colin Brown and Scott Waldron, “Domestic Wool Marketing in China” and “Chinese Domestic Wool Production”, both completed in January 2005.

Australia and China are two of the world’s biggest wool producers, but there is negligible competition between the two wool growing industries because almost all the wool produced in China is used as raw material for the manufacture of different end-products to those that are produced from imported Australian wool.

Most Chinese produced wool differs markedly from wool imported from Australia in many important respects but especially in being much more heterogenous and in having a much larger mean fibre diameter. Even the approximately one-third of Chinese greasy wool production described in the statistics as “fine wool” includes relatively little wool that could be compared with standard Australian “merino-style” wool.
Subjects 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
1402 Applied Economics
Keyword Wool exports
Australian wool industry
Merino wool
China - Wool industry
economic aspects
Q-Index Code EX

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Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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