Prices for most wool types picked up at this week's South Island sale.
New Zealand Wool Services International said the main contributing factors were a slightly weaker New Zealand dollar compared with most main trading currencies, restricted wool supply and dearer wool markets in other countries.
Mid micron fleece was up to 4% dearer, compared with the last South Island sale.
Prices for longer length fine crossbred fleece and shears were 3 to 5% higher with shorter types fetching 5 to 8% more.
Coarse crossbred wools were up to 5% stronger.
Most lambs wool types were also dearer except for short, coarser fleece which fell 2%.
More than 80% of the 8300 bales were sold.