In a mainly Good/Average topmaking selection of 16.5 to 19.0mic today the market continued to soften with poorer and lower style lots another 25/30ac cheaper. Best/Good style 18.0 to 19.5 well supported with selected lots 5/10ac dearer. 20.0 to 21.5 mic Best style unchanged with Good topmaking 10/15ac cheaper.

Chinese types 30 to 40ac cheaper for 16.5 to 17.5mic and 5/10ac cheaper for 19.5 to 22.5mic

Fine Merino skirtings found better support today and closed generally unchanged for less than 4% vm in a very small selection. All other microns and types Firm/Unchanged.

Prems and lambs types in the 44-50HM range experienced more competition today and eased slightly for all microns.

FLEECE

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

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good –firm small selection
– poor types – minus 20/30ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – no selection
– poor types – minus 20/30ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good style- firm
– poor types – minus 20/30ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best-good types – minus 15/20ac
– Poor style – minus 20/30ac

18.0u – spinner & best types -no selection
– best/good types – minus 10/15ac
– poor types – minus 30/40ac

18.5u – best types – firm
– best/good types- firm
– poor types – minus 10/15ac

19.0u – best/good types – minus 5/10ac
– poor types – minus 10ac

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

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – unchanged
– Poorer types – minus 5/10ac

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

22.0u and broader – minus 10/15ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – no selection
18.5u/19.5u – Firm/unchanged

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 15/20ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – 10ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – Unchanged

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – 15/20ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 10/15ac cheaper

Prems – 16.5/ 17.0u – 10/15ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – 15ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 10/15ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe