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Melbourne Market Report M24 – 14 December 2017

On a reasonable selection for all types and Microns, the market finished the last selling day before the Christmas break on a cheaper note. After a strong start, the market started to soften as the sale progressed and finished 15-25ac cheaper for the Fleece.
Chinese types were 20/30ac ac cheaper.
Skirtings were generally unchanged.

Open Tops were unchanged.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – no selection

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – no selection

16.5u – spinners – firm
– best style – firm
– best/good style –minus 20/30ac
– poor types –minus 20/30

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – minus 10/20ac
– best/good style- minus 20ac
– poor types –minus 15/20ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good –minus 20/30ac
– poor types –minus 30

18.0u – spinner & best types -no selection
– best/good types – firm
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types-minus 20/30ac
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

19.0u – best/good types – minus 15/20ac
– poor types – minus 10/15ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 15/20ac
– poor types – minus 15/20ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –minus 20ac
– Poorer types – minus 20acac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –minus10/20ac
– Poorer types – minus 10/20ac

22.0u and broader – minus 20ac
COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.0u/17.5u – unchanged(small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – unchanged

Low VM poor types – 16.0u/17.5u – unchanged
18.0u/18.5u – unchanged
19.0u/20.0u – unchanged

High VM types – 16.5u and finer –unchanged
17.0/18.5u – unchanged
19.0/20.0u – unchanged

Prems – 16.0 / 16.5u – firm
17.0 / 18.5u – firm
19.0 / 20.0u – firm

COMP. China/ Europe

The sales will resume for M28 in the week of the 8/01/2018

Melbourne Market Report M24 – 13 December 2017

On a much improved selection for all types and Microns compared to yesterday the market continued to rise although the competition was less than yesterday and towards the end of the Auction the market started to show some cracks. Chinese types were 20/30ac dearer.
Skirtings were 20/30ac dearer for all. Open Tops were 10/20ac dearer.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 100ac
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – no selection

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – no selection

16.5u – spinners – plus 50/60ac
– best style – plus 50/60ac
– best/good style –plus 20/30ac
– poor types –plus 20/30

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 10/20ac
– best/good style- no selection
– poor types –firm

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good –firm
– poor types –firm

18.0u – spinner & best types -no selection
– best/good types – firm
– poor types – plus 60/70ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types- plus 20/30ac
– poor types – plus 10/20ac

19.0u – best/good types – firm
– poor types – firm

19.5u – best/good types – plus 40ac
– poor types – plus 30/40ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –plus 40/50ac
– Poorer types – plus 40/50ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –plus 10/20ac
– Poorer types – plus 10/20ac

22.0u and broader – plus 20ac
COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.0u/17.5u – plus 30ac(small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – plus 30ac

Low VM poor types – 16.0u/17.5u – plus 30ac
18.0u/18.5u – plus 30ac
19.0u/20.0u – plus 30ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer –plus 30ac
17.0/18.5u – plus 30ac
19.0/20.0u – plus 30ac

Prems – 16.0 / 16.5u – plus 20/30ac
17.0 / 18.5u – plus 20/30ac
19.0 / 20.0u – plus 20/30ac

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market report M23 – 7 December 2017

On a poor selection of best, best/good style superfine/fine types, a poor selection of best style wool with good AM, and a very average selection of best /good types with lower NKT’s and long SS in 17.0u & broader.
the market was unchanged for better types/AM and 10/15ac dearer for the Chinese types

19.5-21.5u were unchanged for better types and 10/15ac dearer for the Chinese types.

Skirtings were 30/40ac dearer for 18.5u and finer and fully firm for all others.

Open Tops were firm.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – no selection

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good firm
– poor types firm

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good style –firm
– poor types –firm

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style- firm
– poor types –firm

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good –firm 2
– poor types –minus 5/10ac

18.0u – spinner & best types -no selection
– best/good types – firm
– poor types – minus 5/10ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types- firm
– poor types unchanged

19.0u – best/good types – unchanged
– poor types – unchanged

19.5u – best/good types – unchanged
– poor types – firm

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –firm
– Poorer types – firm

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –firm
– Poorer types firm

22.0u and broader – unch
COMP. China /Europe

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.0u/17.5u – plus 40ac(small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – plus 40ac

Low VM poor types – 16.0u/17.5u – plus 30ac
18.0u/18.5u – plus 30ac
19.0u/20.0u – firm

High VM types – 16.5u and finer –plus 30ac
17.0/18.5u – plus 30ac
19.0/20.0u – firm

Prems – 16.0 / 16.5u – firm
17.0 / 18.5u – firm
19.0 / 20.0u – firm

COMP. China/ Europe

M24

TOTAL: 30,062

NATIONAL TOTAL: 51,010

SELLING DAYS: TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY

Melbourne Market Report M23 – 6 December 2017

On a small selection of spinner/best and best/good superfine and a larger quantity of long, tender, high vm types, the fleece market opened generally cheaper for best/good types, largely because of AME being less active. Skirtings were dearer again for 16.0 – 17.5u light fault types. High vm unchanged.

15.5u – spinners – (no selection)
– best style – firm (small selection)
– best/good style – firm (small selection)
– poor types – firm (small selection)

16.0u – spinners – (no selection)
– best style – firm (small selection)
– best/good style – 20ac cheaper (small selection)
– poor types – 15ac cheaper (small selection)

16.5u – spinners – (no selection)
– best style – firm (small selection)
– best/good style – 25ac cheaper (small selection)
– poor types – 20ac cheaper (small selection )

17.0u – spinners – (no selection)
– best style – firm (small selection )
– best/good style – 30ac cheaper (small selection)
– poor types – 20ac cheaper (small selection)

17.5u – spinners – (no selection)
– best style – firm (small selection)
– best/good – 20ac cheaper (small selection)
– poor types – 40ac cheaper

18.0u – spinner & best types – firm (small selection)
– best/good types – 20ac cheaper (small selection)
– poor types – 30ac cheaper

18.5u – best style – firm (small selection)
– best/good types – 30ac cheaper
– poor types – 20ac cheaper

19.0u – best/good types – 10ac cheaper (small selection)
– poor types – firm (small selection)

19.5u – best/good types – 10ac dearer (small selection)
– poor types – 10ac dearer

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – firm (small selection)
– Poorer types – firm

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – firm (very small selection)
– Poorer types – firm

22.0u and broader – (no selection)

COMP. China / Italy / Euro Topmakers

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 15.5u /16.0u – 10ac dearer (small selection)
16.5u – 30ac dearer (small selection)
17.0/17.5u – 30ac dearer (small selection)
18.0/18.5u – 10ac dearer (small selection)
19.0/20.0u – firm (small selection)

Low VM poor types – 15.5u /16.0u – 10ac dearer (small selection)
16.5u – 20ac dearer (small selection)
17.0/17.5u – 20ac dearer (small selection)
18.0/18.5u – firm (small selection)
19.0/20.0u – firm (small selection)

High VM types – 15.5u / 16.0u – firm
16.5u – firm
17.0u /17.5u – firm
18.0u / 18.5u – firm
19.0u / 20.0u – firm

Prems – 15.5u / 17.0u – 20ac dearer firm (very small selection)
17.5u / 18.5u – firm (very small selection)
19.0u / 20.0u – firm (very small selection)

Lambs – 15ac dearer (small selection)

COMP. China / Italy / Euro Topmakers

Melbourne Market Report M20 – 16 November 2017

Today’s offering consisted of a poor selection of best and best/good superfine/fine types and a very limited selection of best style wool with good AM, and an average selection of best /good types with lower NKT’s and long SS in 17.0u & broader
The market was unchanged for good style wool with favorable AM’s in 19.5u and finer , with some selected lots in 16.0-17.0u 20/30ac dearer.
Lower types with less favorable AM’s were irregular. 20.0u and broader were 5/10ac cheaper. Chinese types were unchanged in 19.5u and finer and 10ac cheaper for 20.0u and broader. Skirtings were 10/20ac cheaper. Open Tops were firm

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – no selection

16.0u – spinners – firm
– best style – unchanged
– best/good plus 20/30ac
– poor types unchanged

16.5u – spinners – firm
– best style – firm 2700ac
– best/good style –firm
– poor types –firm

17.0u – spinners – firm
– best style – firm 2730ac
– best/good style plus 20ac
– poor types –plus 20ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good – firm
– poor types – firm

18.0u – spinner & best types – firm
– best/good types – firm
– poor types –unchanged

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types- firm
– poor types –irregular

19.0u – best/good types – irregular
– poor types – irregular

19.5u – best/good types – unchanged
– poor types – unchanged

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –minus 10ac
– Poorer types – unchanged

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –minus 10ac
– Poorer types minus 10ac

22.0u and broader – minus 5/10ac
COMP. China /Europe

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.0u/17.5u – minus 10/20ac (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – minus 10/20ac

Low VM poor types – 16.0u/17.5u – minus 10/20ac (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – minus 10/20ac
19.0u/20.0u – minus 10/20ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer –minus 10/20ac
17.0/18.5u – minus 10/20ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 10/20ac

Prems – 16.0 / 16.5u – unchanged ( very small selection)
17.0 / 18.5u – unchanged
19.0 / 20.0u – firm

COMP. China/ Europe

M21

TOTAL: 25/701

NATIONAL TOTAL: 46,513

SELLING DAYS: WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY

Melbourne Market Report M17 – 26 October 2017

On a small selection of best and best/good superfine/fine types and a reasonable selection of mainly lower types in 17.0u & broader, the market is 10/20 ac dearer for all types and descriptions in 21.5u and finer.
Chinese types were 10/20ac dearer
All Skirtings are fully firm.
Open Tops were 10-20ac dearer

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – no selection

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good style unchanged
– poor types plus 10/20ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –plus 10/20 10ac
– poor types –unchanged

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style –plus15/20ac
– poor types –firm

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 10ac
– best/good – plus 10/20ac
– poor types –unchanged

18.0u – spinner & best types -firm
– best/good types – firm
– poor types –firm

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types- unchanged
– poor types –plus 30ac

19.0u – best/good types – plus 10/20ac
– poor types – plus 20ac

19.5u – best/good types – plus 20ac
– poor types – firm

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –plus10/20ac
– Poorer types – plus 10/15ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –plus 10/20ac
– Poorer types –plus 10/20ac

22.0u and broader – firm COMP. China /Europe

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.0u/17.5u – unchanged (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – unchanged

Low VM poor types – 16.0u/17.5u – unchanged (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – unchanged
19.0u/20.0u – unchanged

High VM types – 16.5u and finer –firm
17.0/18.5u – firm
19.0/20.0u – firm

Prems – 16.0 / 16.5u – plus 10/20ac ( very small selection)
17.0 / 18.5u – plus 10/20ac
19.0 / 20.0u – plus 10/20ac

COMP. China/ Europe

M18

TOTAL: 26,723

NATIONAL TOTAL: 47876

SELLING DAYS: TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY
Please Note; NZM will offer a limited amount of Flc and Skirtings on Tuesday.

Melbourne Market Report M17 – 25 October 2017

On a small selection of best and best/good superfine/fine types and a average selection of mainly lower types with low Nkt’s 17.0u & broader, the market started off 15-25c cheaper but recovered some ground as the sale continued and ended up generally 10/15ac cheaper with lower types with less favorable AM’s and/or high mid breaks most affected.
20.0-21.5u were 10/15ac cheaper.
Chinese types were 10/15ac cheaper.
Bkn and Pcs with 3.0% VM and less were unchanged, all other lots are 10/20ac cheaper.
Open Tops were unchanged.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – no selection

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good style unchanged
– poor types minus 20ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –minus 10ac
– poor types –unchanged

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style –minus15/20ac
– poor types –firm

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm 2500ac
– best/good – unchanged
– poor types –unchanged

18.0u – spinner & best types –no selection
– best/good types – minus 20ac
– poor types –minus 20ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types- unchanged
– poor types –minus 10ac

19.0u – best/good types – minus 10/20ac
– poor types – unchanged

19.5u – best/good types – minus 20ac
– poor types – minus 10ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –minus10/15ac
– Poorer types – minus 10/15ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –minus 5/10ac
– Poorer types –minus 10/20ac

22.0u and broader – minus 5/10ac COMP. China /Europe

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.0u/17.5u – unchanged (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – unchanged

Low VM poor types – 16.0u/17.5u – unchanged (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – unchanged
19.0u/20.0u – unchanged

High VM types – 16.5u and finer –minus 10/20ac
17.0/18.5u – minus 10/20ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 10/20ac

Prems – 16.0 / 16.5u – irregular ( very small selection)
17.0 / 18.5u – irregular
19.0 / 20.0u – irregular

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M16 – 19 October 2017

On a very small selection of best and best/good superfine/fine types and a limited selection of mainly lower types with low Nkt’s and long SL in 17.5u & broader, the market was firm for better types with good AM’s and very irregular for lower types with less favorable AM’s and/or high mid breaks.
20.0-21.5u were 5/10ac cheaper.
Chinese types were unchanged in 19.5u and finer and 5/10ac cheaper in 20u and broader.
Bkn and Pcs with 3.0% VM and less were firm, lots with higher VM were irregular.
Open Tops were fully firm

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – no selection

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style -unchanged
– poor types firm

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –unchanged
– poor types –unchanged

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style –unchanged
– poor types –firm

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good – unchanged
– poor types –minus 10ac

18.0u – spinner & best types –no selection
– best/good types – unchanged
– poor types –unchanged

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types- minus 10/15ac
– poor types –unchanged

19.0u – best/good types – plus 10/20ac
– poor types – firm

19.5u – best/good types – firm
– poor types – firm

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –minus10/15ac
– Poorer types – minus 10/15ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –minus 5/10ac
– Poorer types –minus 5/10ac 1640ac

22.0u and broader – minus 5/10ac COMP. China /Europe

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.0u/17.5u – firm (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – firm

Low VM poor types – 16.0u/17.5u – firm (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – firm
19.0u/20.0u – firm

High VM types – 16.5u and finer –irregular
17.0/18.5u – irregular
19.0/20.0u – irregular

Prems – 16.0 / 16.5u – irregular ( very small selection)
17.0 / 18.5u – irregular
19.0 / 20.0u – irregular

COMP. China/ Europe

M17

TOTAL: 22,758

NATIONAL TOTAL: 43,693

SELLING DAYS: WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY

Melbourne Market Report M16 – 18 October 2017

Today’s offering consisted of a reasonable selection of best and best/good superfine/fine types, a good selection of mainly lower types with low Nkt’s and long SL in 17.5u & broader, and a very modest selection from Tasmania.
The market was dearer in all better types with favorable am/s in 19.5u and finer.
Lower types with less favorable am’s and/or high mid breaks were 10/20ac cheaper.
20.0-21.5u were unchanged for good types. Lots with high mid break, and /or lower nkt’s were 10/20ac cheaper.
Chinese types were unchanged in 19.5u and finer and 10/20ac cheaper in 20u and broader.
Bkn and Pcs below 2.0% VM were 20/30ac dearer, all other lots were fully firm.
Open Tops were 10/20ac dearer.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – no selection

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style -plus 10/20ac
– poor types firm

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –plus 10/20ac
– poor types –plus 22ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 20ac
– best/good style –plus 25ac
– poor types –firm

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good – plus 10/20ac
– poor types –firm

18.0u – spinner & best types –no selection
– best/good types –plus 10/20ac
– poor types –unchanged

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types- plus 10ac
– poor types –plus 10ac

19.0u – best/good types – plus 10ac
– poor types – firm

19.5u – best/good types – plus 10/20ac
– poor types – plus 10ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – firm
– Poorer types – iminus 10/20ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –minus 10/20ac
– Poorer types –minus 10ac

22.0u and broader – minus 10/2oac

COMP. China /Europe

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.0u/17.5u – plus 20/30ac (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – plus 20/30ac

Low VM poor types – 16.0u/17.5u – plus 20/30ac (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – plus 20/30ac
19.0u/20.0u – plus 20/30ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer –firm
17.0/18.5u – firm
19.0/20.0u – firm

Prems – 16.0 / 16.5u – firm ( very small selection)
17.0 / 18.5u – plus 10/20ac
19.0 / 20.0u – plus 10/20ac

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M15 – 11 October 2017

On a poor selection of best and best/good superfine/fine types, and a good selection of mainly lower types with low Nkt’s, long SL and high VM in 18.5 & broader the market was generally 20/30ac dearer.
Chinese types are 20/30ac dearer.
Good Bkn and long Pcs below 3%VM were 10/20ac dearer. Lots with high VM were firm.
Open Tops were 10/20ac dearer.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – no selection

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style -firm
– poor types plus 30ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –firm
– poor types –plus 25ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 30ac
– best/good style –firm
– poor types – plus 30ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – firm
– poor types –plus30ac

18.0u – spinner & best types –no selection
– best/good types –plus 20ac
– poor types –plus 40/50ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types- plus 10ac
– poor types –plus 20/30ac

19.0u – best/good types – plus 20/30ac
– poor types – plus 20/30ac

19.5u – best/good types – plus 10/20ac
– poor types – plus 10/20ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – plus 20/30ac
– Poorer types – plus 20/30ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –plus 10/20ac
– Poorer types –plus 10/20ac

22.0u and broader – plus 10ac

COMP. China /Europe

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.0u/17.5u – plus 20/30ac (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – plus 20/30ac

Low VM poor types – 16.0u/17.5u – plus 20/30ac (small selection)
18.0u/18.5u – plus 20/30ac
19.0u/20.0u – plus 20/30ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer –firm
17.0/18.5u – firm
19.0/20.0u – firm

Prems – 16.0 / 16.5u – plus 20ac ( very small selection)
17.0 / 18.5u – plus 20ac
19.0 / 20.0u – plus 10/20ac

COMP. China/ Europe