MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M33

14/02/2019

On limited selection of best, best/good and poorer types in 16.5 microns and finer (mainly from Tasmania ), and a limited selection of best/good/ good topmakers in 17.0-21.5 microns , the market was irregular in 16.5 and finer, fully firm tending dearer in 17-18.5 microns and dearer in 19.0-20.0 microns.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm and best style received strong competition and closed 15/20ac dearer. 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 15/20ac dearer & 19.0 to 20.0mic 10/15ac dearer.

FLEECE

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

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – minus 10/20ac
– poor types – irregular

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 20/30ac
– best/good style –minus 20ac
– poor types – plus 10ac

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best-good types – plus 10ac
– Poor style – firm

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

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

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

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

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

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

22.0u and broader – plus 10ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – 15/20ac dearer
18.5u/19.5u – 10/15ac dearer

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 – 15/20ac dearer
19.0 / 20.0u – 10/15ac dearer

COMP. China/ Europe