MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M34

21/02/2019

In a limited selection of 15.5 to 18.5mic good/best and good Topmaking types and a modest offering of 19.0mic and coarser the market remained firm in selected lots with better types/Am’s but was cheaper for all other types in 17.0-21.5 microns with Chinese types most affected.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm still in strong demand and closed 5/10ac dearer. Poorer and lower style wools carrying higher vm closed in buyers favour.

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

FLEECE

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

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good – no selection
– poor types –unchanged

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

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best-good types – minus 15/20ac
– Poor style – minus 10ac

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

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

19.0u – best/good types – minus 5/10ac
– poor types – minus 5-10ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 5/10 ac
– poor types – minus 10ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – unchanged
– Poorer types –minus 5/10ac

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

22.0u and broader – minus 10ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – firm/unchanged
18.0u/18.5u – 5/10ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – 5/10ac cheaper

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – Unchanged
17.0/18.5u – Buyers Favour
19.0/20.0u – Buyers Favour

Prems – 16.5/ 17.0u – Firm/unchanged
17.5 / 18.5u – Fully Firm
19.0 / 20.0u – Firm/unchanged

COMP. China/ Europe