MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M19

08/11/2018

In a poor selection of mainly lower style/am wool of 16.5 and finer, and a very limited selection of 17.0-21.5mic the better types/am’s in 18.5 and broader started to level out, but finer microns and descriptions were again cheaper.
Some selected lots in 17.5-18.5u were tending dearer today.
The passed in rate for Merino Fleece was 20.1% today.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 4%vm closed 20/30ac cheaper in a small selection today. 19.0 mic and coarser all types were generally unchanged with improved competition throughout the sale.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 46-50HM range closed with finer microns 60-80ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 30-40ac cheaper in a reasonable selection today.

FLEECE

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

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good –minus 50/60ac
– poor types – minus 50ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – minus 50ac
– best/good style – minus 20ac  NEW
– poor types – irregular

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

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

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

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

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

19.5u – best/good types – unchanged
– poor types – minus 20/30ac

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

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

22.0u and broader – minus 10ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – 20/30ac cheaper
18.5u/19.5u – 15/20ac cheaper

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 30/40ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – 20/30ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – 15/20ac cheaper

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – 40/50ac cheaper
17.0/18.5u – 20/30ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 15/20ac cheaper

Prems – 16.5/ 17.0u – 60/80ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – 50/60ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 30/40ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe