MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M31

30/01/2019

On a good selection of better types/am in 19.5 and finer, mainly from Tasmania, and a good selection of good, good- best topmakers in 21.5 and finer the Market was generally 10-20ac dearer for 21.5microns and finer.
Selected lots in 18.5 and finer with favorable AM’s and or NM attracted very keen interest and were 40-50ac dearer. China types were 10/20ac dearer.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm continued to attract good competition and closed 5/10ac dearer today in a small selection. Poorer and lower style wools carrying higher vm were irregular with some lots 10ac cheaper.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 44-46HM range closed with finer microns fully firm and 19.0mic & coarser generally unchanged. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with 17.5 to 18.5mic 20-30ac dearer & 19.0 to 20.0mic 15/20ac dearer in a very small selection.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – plus 30ac
– poor types – plus 50ac

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

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 50ac
– best/good style – plus 20/25ac
– poor types – plus 10/20ac

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 20ac  NEW
– best-good types – plus 20/30ac FOX
– Poor style – firm

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – plus 20ac NEW
– poor types – plus 10/15ac

18.5u – best types – plus 10/20ac FOX
– best/good types – plus 10/20ac
– poor types – plus 15ac

19.0u – best/good types – plus 5/10ac
– poor types – plus 20ac

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

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

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – plus 15ac
– Poorer types – plus 20ac

22.0u and broader – plus 10ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – 10ac dearer
18.5u/19.5u – 5/10ac dearer

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

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

Prems – 16.5/ 17.0u – Fully Firm
17.5 / 18.5u – 25/30ac dearer
19.0 / 20.0u – 15/20ac dearer

COMP. China/ Europe