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In 2020, Wool was the world’s 653rd most traded product, with a total trade of US$2.5 billion. Between 2019 and 2020, Wool exports decreased by -31.4 per cent, from US$3.65 billion to US$2.5 billion. Trade in Wool represents 0.015 per cent of total world trade.

Wool is a part of fine or coarse animal hair, horsehair yarn, and woven fabric. They include greasy shorn wool, not carded or combed, Degreased shorn wool, not carded, combed, or carbonize, Carbonized wool, not carded or combed, Degreased wool, not carded, combed, or carbonized, and Greasy wool (other than shorn) not carded or combed. In 2020 the top exporters of Wool were Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

The fastest growing export markets for Wool of South Africa between 2019 and 2020 were China, Eswatini, and Uruguay. In April 2022, South Africa’s Wool exports accounted for up to ZAR205 million, and imports accounted for up to ZAR4.5 million, resulting in a positive trade balance of ZAR200 million. Between April 2021 and April 2022, South Africa’s Wool exports decreased by ZAR-96.2 million (-32 per cent) from ZAR301 million to ZAR205 million, while imports increased by ZAR1.76 million (64 per cent) from ZAR2.75 million to ZAR4.5 million according to data from OEC.World.