Welcome to independent commodity services

Since 1997 Independent Commodity Services has  provided independent market analysis to woolgrowers throughout Australia, and to wool traders internationally.  We aim to provide commercially useful market advice, making sense of and putting into context, the myriad of information available to those in the wool industry.

Independent Commodity Services (ICS) was established with the assistance of Holmes, Sackett & Associates - agricultural business management consultants based in Wagga Wagga NSW. ICS was born in response to a growing need to supply meaningful market analysis to farmers. By extension this analysis also provides the basis for our services to brokers and traders.

recent analysis

How much of current low fine wool premiums is permanent, is a good question for the industry to ask.  Supply explains a large proportion of fine wool premiums, with a variation about this base premium level open to influences from other factors such as fashion, economic growth and so. The answer therefore to how permanent low fine wool premiums are depends on the time frame being considered as supply has, can and will change.

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