MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M46

16/05/2019

A poorer quality selection of finer microns continued to drift lower today with some selected lots of average style and low yields 40/50ac cheaper. A small selection of good best 17.0 to 19.0mic less affected but still closed 20/25ac cheaper. 19.5 to 20.5mic good/best topmaking 15/20ac cheaper with lower style and inferior Chinese types 30/40ac cheaper. Good/average topmaking types containing higher vm and drought affected closed 50/60ac cheaper with a very high passed in rate (30%).

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm closed 15/20ac cheaper again today. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm followed the fleece trend and closed 40/50ac cheaper.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 15/20ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 20/30ac cheaper. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with finer microns 20/25ac cheaper & 19.0 to 20.0mic 25/30ac cheaper in a larger 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 20/25ac
– poor types – minus 30ac

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

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 15/20ac
– Good style – minus 10/15ac
– poor types – minus 20ac

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

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – minus 15/20ac
– Good style minus 15ac
– poor types – minus 20ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – minus 10/15ac
– poor types – minus 20ac

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

19.5u – best/good types – minus 15/20ac
– poor types – minus 30ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – minus 20/25ac
– Poorer types – minus 30/40ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 25ac
– Poorer types – minus 30ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – 20/30ac cheaper
18.5u/19.5u – 25/30ac cheaper

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 30/40ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – 25/30ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – 25/30ac cheaper

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – 40/50ac cheaper
17.0/18.5u – 25/30ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 20/25ac cheaper

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – 20/25ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – 15/20ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 25/30acac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe