MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M30

23/01/2019

In a reasonable selection of 17.0 to 21.5u Good to average topmaking types the lower style/AM lots were very irregular. Better type/am lots were unchanged with some selected lots tending dearer.
In a limited selection of 16.5u and finer most better types/am’s were unchanged with CH types tending cheaper.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm attracted good competition from the topmakers today and closed 5/10ac dearer for selected better style lots. Poorer and lower style wools carrying higher vm were irregular with some lots 5/10ac cheaper.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 44-46HM range closed with finer microns generally unchanged and 19.0mic & coarser 5/10ac dearer. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-54HM range closed with 17.5 to 18.5mic fully firm & 19.0 to 20.0mic 10/15ac dearer.

FLEECE

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

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged NEW
– best/good – firm
– poor types – minus 10/15ac

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

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged NEW
– best-good types – IRREGULAR
– Poor style – irregular

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

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – unchanged  FOX
– poor types – plus 20ac

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

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

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

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

22.0u and broader – minus 5/10ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

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

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – 10/15ac cheaper
17.0/18.5u – 10ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 5/10ac cheaper

Prems – 16.5/ 17.0u – Fully Firm
17.5 / 18.5u – Fully Firm
19.0 / 20.0u – 10/15ac dearer

COMP. China/ Europe