MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M41

10/04/2019

In an offering of mainly lower yielding fleece wool and a noticeable increase of prem wool, the market was generally cheaper for low yielding types, and or lower nkt lots.
Better types in 17.0-21.5u with favorable AM’s and higher yields started off irregular, then gained strength as the sale progressed and ended up fully firm, tending dearer.
16.5u and finer were cheaper in a very poor offering.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm closed 10/15ac cheaper in a limited selection today. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm drifting lower in a large offering and closed 25/35ac cheaper.

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

FLEECE

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

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – minus 20-30ac
– poor types – Unchanged

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 10/15ac
– poor types – minus 10ac

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm  GSA
– best-good types – unchanged
– Good style – firm
– Poor style – minus 10ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – no selection
– Good style firm
– poor types –minus 10ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – firm TIAN
– poor types – minus 5/10ac

19.0u – best/good types – firm/unchanged
– poor types – firm

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

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

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

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 25/30ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – 25/30ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – 20/25ac cheaper

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – 25/35ac cheaper
17.0/18.5u – 25/30ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 25/30ac cheaper

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – 5/10ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – Firm/unchanged
19.0 / 20.0u – 10/15ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe