MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M06

7/08/2019

The first sale of the new season opened with limited support from the trade with most micron categories suffering losses. In a mainly good / average topmaking selection of 17.5 to 21.0mic today the only area that remained relatively well supported was the 17.5 to 18.5 good/best style wools with above 45NKT. Poorer style and lower yielding types all heavily discounted with losses of 40/50ac. 19.5 to 21.5mic good/best style also closed 35/45ac cheaper with poorer style and topmaking types 60/70ac cheaper.

Better style Merino skirtings with less than 3% vm closed 25/35ac cheaper today with less competition from the topmakers. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm closed 40/50ac cheaper.

Prems and shorter lamb types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 10/15ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser closed generally unchanged. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed generally unchanged across all microns in a limited 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 – minus 20/30ac
– poor types –unchanged

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 20/30ac
– poor types – unchanged

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style -minus 20/30ac
– Good style – minus15/20ac
– poor types – Unchanged

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

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

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

19.0u – best/good types – minus 30/40ac
– poor types – minus 30ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 35/45ac
– poor types – minus 30ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – minus 40/50ac
– Poorer types – minus 30ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 40/50ac
– Poorer types – minus 50/60ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – minus 30/40ac
18.5u/19.5u – minus 20/30ac

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – minus 40/50ac
18.0u/18.5u – minus 30/40ac
19.0u/20.5u – minus 30/40ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – minus 40/50ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 30/40ac

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – Generally Unchanged
17.5 / 18.5u – Firm / Unchanged
19.0 / 20.0u – Firm / Unchanged

COMP. China/ Europe