Wool Scouring in New Zealand - Market Research Report

Wool Scouring industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -9.6%

Operators in the Wool Scouring industry have faced a challenging operating environment over the past five years. A decline in the national sheep flock has reduced domestic wool production. In addition, a sharp decline in wool prices in 2016-17 encouraged many sheep farms and wool traders to hold greasy wool to await better pricing in the future, rather than incur the cost of wool scouring. This trend also contributed to declines in wool supplied for scouring, combing and carding, prompting substantial industry revenue declines in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Tough trading conditions have encouraged consolidation among the industry's larger players, with Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International's wool scouring business merging over t...
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Wool Scouring industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Wool Scouring industry is anticipated to perform modestly over the next five years. Chinese wool production is forecast to continue rising over the period, limiting demand growth from this key export market. Negligible growth in the domestic price of sheep meat over the next five years is projected to encourage some sheep farmers to shift their focus towards wool production to achieve comparatively higher returns. However, the size of the national sheep flock is forecast to continue declining over the period, contributing to a fall in the quantity of domestically produced wool. Nevertheless, New Zealand's reputation for high-quality wool is projected to sustain export demand, assisting demand for scouring, carding and combing services. Additional...
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Wool Scouring industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $324m
  • business Number of Businesses: 18
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 165

Biggest companies in the Wool Scouring industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Wool Scouring in New Zealand industry include Woolscour Holdings Limited and Chargeurs Wool (NZ) Limited.

  • pie_chart Woolscour Holdings Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Wool Scouring industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily scour wool, which includes carbonising, carding and combing wool. Wool wax and grease production are also included in the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Strong wool
  • Fine crossbred wool
  • Medium wool
  • Fine wool and other wool-based products
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Carded wool manufacturing
  • Combed wool manufacturing
  • Scoured wool manufacturing
  • Wool grease manufacturing
  • Wool wax manufacturing
  • Unspun wool tops manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily scour wool, which includes carbonising, carding and combing wool. Wool wax and grease production are also included in the industry.

Main Activities

  • Carded wool manufacturing
  • Combed wool manufacturing
  • Scoured wool manufacturing
  • Wool grease manufacturing
  • Wool wax manufacturing
  • Unspun wool tops manufacturing

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The domestic price of wool represents the average auction sale price of clean wool. The domestic price of wool reflects the price received by industry pla...
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Domestic price of wool
Wool production
Domestic price of sheep meat
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Scouring consolidation
Downstream markets
Profit
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Concentration and competition
Participation and profit
 Table: Wool Scouring in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Wool Scouring in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Wool Wholesaling in New Zealand






Key Selling Industries

Sheep Farming in New Zealand
Industrial Machinery and Gaming Manufacturing in New Zealand
Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming in New Zealand
Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance in New Zealand



Products & Services

Operators in the Wool Scouring industry are primarily engaged in scouring shorn wool. Industry firms primarily wash wool in hot water and detergent to rem...
Other export markets
Exports to China
Domestic markets



Demand Determinants

Several factors influence demand for the Wool Scouring industry, including domestic wool production, wool prices and the exchange rate. The domestic price...
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Major Markets

Other export markets
Exports to China
Domestic markets




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wool Scouring in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

Market share concentration in the Wool Scouring industry is high. The four largest operators are expected to account for more than 70% of industry revenue...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wool Scouring in New Zealand - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Wool Scouring in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Woolscour Holdings Limited entered the industry in September 2018 after it acquired 70% ownership of Cavalier Wool Limited. Following the acquisition, the...
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NZ Wool Scouring

 Table: NZ Wool Scouring - financial performance

Chargeurs Wool

 Table: Chargeurs Wool - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Wool Scouring industry is highly capital-intensive. For every dollar paid as wages across the industry in 2019-20, an estimated $0.55 is invested in c...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wool Scouring in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Wool Scouring in New Zealand Industry

Industry Revenue (2008-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2008-2026)
Establishments (2008-2026)
Businesses (2008-2026)
Employment (2008-2026)
Exports (2008-2026)
Imports (2008-2026)
Wages (2008-2026)
Domestic Demand (2008-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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