Wool prices have continued to weaken, under pressure from the economic climate and a fluctuating exchange rate.
At Thursday's North Island wool sale in Napier, prices for coarse cross-bred fleece and shears dropped by 3 to 4%.
Finer cross-bred and hogget wool prices softened by up to 3.5%.
New Zealand Wool Services International reports that only 32 micron fleece remained firm, due to limited supply.
About a quarter of the 8,700 bales up for auction were unsold.
Main buying interest came from Australasian carpet mills, China and India.