CCWG in China
Mixed views from latest Nanjing Wool Market Conference
September 23-25, 2016
The 28th International Wool Trade Fair & Information Conference was held in Wuxi China in September and was attended by over 500 delegates, over 100 delegates coming from outside of China.
Nanjing Wool Market Conference is an annual meeting of the global wool industry that facilitates discussion on current industry issues, future developments, and new market opportunities. Participants include wool exporters, major early wool processors, yarn and garment manufacturers, and trade representatives from various countries, as well as Chinese government officials.
Mixed views were expressed by delegates and speakers regarding the state of the industry as a whole.
Chinese manufacturers are now focusing on finer wools mostly due to government uniform orders. It is interesting to note that the specifications for these uniforms are now more precise, with the government demanding better quality that will see demand for 19 micron wool and below.
To retain its place in the uniform market wool must compete with other fibres in the sector’, said Ms Cao Xiaojie, Professor, Fashion and Art Design Institute at Donghua University, a senior adviser to the government. ‘It must offer better design and better quality’.
The feeling regarding crossbred wools was not so optimistic. Some processors expressed concern about the huge stocks of crossbred wools in China, and with challenging retail conditions in China in particular, a drop in demand for double-sided fabric will see demand for crossbred wool subdued. It should be pointed out that this stock over capacity is not particular to all processors in China but could be specific to only a few of them.
More positively, Chinese manufacturers of winter wear are using much more wool in their garments than they used previously.
Although the presentation from Madam Yang, Chairwoman of NWM/SDIC, painted a bleak picture of the industry she did comment that machines are still running and Chinese manufacturers will take advantage of opportunities both in China and overseas. She further commented that trade agreements for New Zealand and Australia will make their wool slightly more competitive, putting pressure on prices for wools from Uruguay, South Africa, and Europe.
Another interesting statement came from David Michell, CEO Michell Australia. This company operates processing plants in both China and Australia and according to David Michell processing costs in Australia are cheaper today than costs in China.
Presentations were made to the conference in relation to policy and environmental issues by Chinese and international delegates. Chris Wilcox Chairman Market Intelligence Committee IWTO presented the latest production forecasts from major wool producing countries and outlined expected demand for 2017.
Eric Bjergso, CCWG General Manager discusses Canadian wool with Ms. Yang Xiaoxiong, President Nanjing Wool Market
There was a lot of interest in our Canadian wool trade show booth. This venue has always proven to be an excellent opportunity to promote Canadian wool. A number of mills were visited with our CCWG agents in China and some business was concluded with a number of other sales pending.
27th International Wool Trade Fair & Information Conference
The 27th International Wool Trade Fair & Information Conference was held in Qingdao successfully. Nearly 500 representatives from 26 countries attended the three-day conference.
On behalf of Nanjing Wool Market, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to wool promoting and testing authorities such as Federation of Australian Wool Organizations, the Woolmark Company, Australian Wool Testing Authority, Australian Wool Exchange Ltd., Australia Council of Wool Exporters & Processors, National Council of New Zealand Wool Interests, New Zealand Wool Testing Authority, Wools of New Zealand, New Zealand Council of Wool Exporters Inc，British Wool Marketing Board, Wool Testing Authority Europe, American Sheep Industry Association and so on.
The 85th IWTO Congress will be held in Sydney. NWM 8th overseas training institution is supported by Australia friends. We will attend the IWTO congress by groups and welcome you to join us.
Then, I would like to extend my special appreciation to all the sponsors – The Woolmark Company, Zhejiang Red Sun Wool Textile Co., Ltd., Changzhou Yuyang Resources Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Chafta Technology Corporation, Jiangyin Haoye Textile Co., Ltd., Jiaxing Mount Chemical Co., Ltd., Cavalier Woolscourers, Changzhou Huaji Wool Products Co., Ltd.; as well as 61 VIP Companies and local enterprises Shandong Oriental Seagull Trading Co., Ltd.. Thank you for the support and faith you have placed in us. We cherish every chance to have you around.
Besides, thank you to all the participants for travelling long distance from your country to Nanjing, for listening carefully on the information conference, for communicating with guests on 7th Global Wool Summit, for speaking out freely on 5th International Wool Salon, for negotiating and trading on wool trade fair, for healthy walking along the coast, and for everything!
Your support makes us full of confidence and motivation. Looking forward to seeing you next September!
Let’s have a toast for the healthy development of global wool industry.
Nanjing Wool Market
Chinese wool buyer visits CCWG
Eric Bjergso, CCWG General Manager meets with Mr Shi Guohui (and his family) from Changzhou Dawning Trading Co., Ltd during a visit to the CCWG head office in Carleton Place, Ontario on November 8, 2014.
2014 Nanjing Wool Market Conference and Trade Show
Eric Bjergso, CCWG General Manager attended the 26th China International Wool Trade Fair and Information Conference which was held in Nanjing from September 12th – 14th, 2014. Over 500 representatives from more than 20 countries around the world attended this annual event. Canadian wool was again on display and over 500,000 pounds was contracted for prompt shipment and forward sales.
For more information on the conference follow this link: www.woolmarket.com.cn/en
Left to right: Eric Bjergso, CCWG General Manager discusses Canadian wool with Mr Zhang Songlin, Chairman of China SDIC International Trade Co., Ltd, Ms. Yang Xiaoxiong Chairwoman of China SDIC International Trade Nanjing Co. Ltd and Mr Xu Wenying, Deputy President of China Textile Industry Association.
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Eric Bjergso, CCWG General Manager discusses Canadian wool with Chinese and other international wool buyers.
2013 Nanjing Wool Market Conference
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Eric Bjergso, CCWG General Manager attended the 25th China International Wool Trade Fair and Information Conference which was recently held in Suzhou, China from September 14th – 16th. Canadian wool was on display at the trade fair and we successfully negotiated a number of contracts for delivery through to February 2014. In the photo, Paul Wang, Assistant General Manager of Shanghai Favors Import & Export Co. Ltd. discusses Canadian wool with Eric Bjergso.
For more information on the conference, please review the following press releases or download the Wool Market Report 2013.
25th Nanjing Wool Market Conference 2013
Nanjing Wool Market Conference 2013 was held in Suzhou on 14 – 16 September.
It was attended by some 500 delegates and dignitaries with more than 100 delegates from outside China.
Chinese government officials briefed delegates on the economic situation of the wool textile industry in China as well as the wool outlook for the coming 12 months.
The 25th China International Wool Trade Fair & Information Conference Successfully Ended
The 25th China International Wool Trade Fair & Information Conference estimated two difficulties for wool textile industry:
Fine wool being neglected and environmental issues
Where will wool prices go in the future? How is the current supply and demand situation of global wool market? What will demand situation and fashion trend of wool textile in the future? At the 25th China International Wool Trade Fair & Information Conference in Suzhou Jiangsu Province from September 14th to 16th, representatives of China wool textile industry chain companies and corporate counterparts from more than ten countries discussed these issues. Experts demonstrated that the industry is now facing two difficulties: Fine wool being neglected and environmental issues.
2012 Nanjing Wool Market Conference
CCWG General Manager - Eric Bjergso, participated in the 24th International Wool Trade Fair and Information Conference with a Canadian wool display. Held in Sanya, China September 12th - 14th 2012, the event was attend by over 500 delegates from the Chinese and International wool trade.
2011 Nanjing Wool Market Conference
CCWG General Manager - Eric Bjergso, participated in the 23rd International Wool Trade Fair and Information Conference with a Canadian wool display.
Held in Nanjing, China September 6th - 8th, 2011, the event was attended by over 700 delegates from the Chinese and International wool trade.