MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M49

05/06/2019

On a poor selection of any types in 16.5u and finer, and a reduced selection of mainly good/best style in 17.5 to 21.5u the market continued to struggle in all types for 18.5u and finer.

19.0-21.5u however received good support and closed 15/20ac dearer.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm closed firm/unchanged in a very small selection. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm closed 10/15ac cheaper with less competition from the topmakers.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 5/10ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 10/15ac cheaper. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with finer microns 5/10ac cheaper & 19.0 to 20.0mic 10ac cheaper in a much smaller offering compared last week.

FLEECE

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

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

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

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

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

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

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – unchanged  NEW
– poor types – plus 20/25ac

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

19.5u – best/good types – plus 25/30ac
– poor types – firm

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – plus 10/15ac
– Poorer types – firm

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

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – Firm/Unchanged
18.5u/19.5u – Generally Unchanged

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

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

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

COMP. China/ Europe