MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M18

1/11/2018

In a reasonable selection of mainly lower style/am wool of 16.5 and finer, and a good selection of 17.0-21.5mic the market continued the downward trend in all microns and descriptions.
Subsequently the passed in rate for Merino Fleece was 19% today.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm attracted better competition from the topmakers today and closed generally unchanged. 19.0 mic and coarser opened firm/unchanged and then drifted lower towards the close of selling to finish 10/15ac cheaper

Prems and lamb’s types in the 46-50HM range closed with finer microns 40-50ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 20-30ac cheaper in a smaller selection today.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good –minus 60ac
– poor types –minus 20ac

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good –minus 20ac
– poor types – minus 40ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 50ac
– poor types – irregular

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged  NEW
– best/good style- minus 50ac
– poor types – irregular

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best-good types – unchanged
– Poor style – minus 10/20ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – no selection
– poor types – minus 30ac

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

19.0u – best/good types – minus 20/30ac
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

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

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

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 20/30ac
– Poorer types – minus 20/30ac

22.0u and broader – minus 20ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – Firm/Unchanged
18.5u/19.5u – Generally Unchanged

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

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – 15/20ac cheaper
17.0/18.5u – 10/15ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 10/15ac cheaper

Prems – 16.5/ 17.0u – 40/50ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – 40/50ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 20/30ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe