MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M45

08/05/2019

In a very poor offering of lots in 16.5u and finer for any types, and reasonably good offering of 17.5-21.5u of mainly lower types and premature shorn wool, the market was cheaper for all types in 19.5 and finer.
20.0 and broader where firm tending dearer for selected lots.
The passed in rate for Fleece was 9.8%.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm and reasonable style pushed 10/15ac higher today in a very small selection. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm closed 15/20ac cheaper in a larger offering.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 10/15ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 15ac cheaper. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with finer microns 10/15ac cheaper & 19.0 to 20.0mic 15/20ac cheaper in a small selection.

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 – unchanged
– poor types – no selection

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

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 30ac
– Good style – minus 10/ 15ac
– poor types – irregular

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

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – no selection
– Good style minus 10/20ac
– poor types – irregular

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

19.0u – best/good types – minus 20ac
– poor types – minus 10/15ac

19.5u – best/good types –minus 15/20ac
– poor types – irregular

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

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – unchanged
– Poorer types – unchanged

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 20/25ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – 15/20ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – 10/15ac cheaper

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – 25/30ac cheaper
17.0/18.5u – 15/20ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 10/15ac cheaper

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – 10/15ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – 10/15ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 15/20ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe