MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M31

07/02/2019

On a very limited selection of best / good types in 17.5 – 21.5 u, mainly in good / average style, and a poor selection of 16.5 Microns and finer, but mainly in lower Nkt’s, the market was firm for most types and microns, and dearer for better types in 19.0u-19.5u.

Better style/am’s in 15.5u and finer in a very limited selection were dearer.
Chinese types were cheaper.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm and better style continued to be supported by topmakers and closed Fully Firm. Poorer and lower style wools carrying higher vm closed slightly cheaper.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 42-44HM range closed with finer microns slightly cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser firm / unchanged. Longer lambs/prems in the 46-54HM range closed with finer microns 10/15ac dearer & 19.0 to 20.0mic fully firm.

FLEECE

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

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

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style – unchanged
– poor types – unchanged

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style unchanged
– poor types – firm

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best-good types – firm
– Poor style – unchanged

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

18.5u – best types – unchanged
– best/good types – unchanged
– poor types – unchanged

19.0u – best/good types – plus 40/50ac
– poor types – plus 10/15ac

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

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

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

22.0u and broader – unchanged

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 10ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – 5/10ac 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 – 10/15ac dearer
19.0 / 20.0u – Fully Firm

COMP. China/ Europe