MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M18

31/10/2019

On an increased selection of 17.0u and finer in mainly lower Nkt types, and a good selection of 17.0u-21.5u the market started off dearer but lost momentum as the sale progressed and closed unchanged.
Selected lots in 16.5u and finer with high NKT’s were dearer.

NZ
In a mainly Hogget sale in 17.0u and finer the prices for sound lots mirrored the Melbourne prices.
Lots with 35 nkt and less were 10/20 ac under the Melbourne prices.

Fine merino skirtings with less than 4% vm opened very firm and then eased slightly as sale progressed to close 10/15ac cheaper. Poorer style and higher vm pcs closed 20/25ac cheaper with less competition from the topmakers.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-46HM range closed generally unchanged for 17.5 to 19.0mic in a small selection today.
48-56HM types closed firm/unchanged in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd NM lots 10/15ac dearer.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – plus 50/60ac
– poor types –unchanged

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

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style – plus 40ac
– poor types – unchanged

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– Good style – minus 10ac
– Poor style – unchanged

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

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

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

19.5u – best/good types – unchanged
– poor types – unchanged

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – unchanged
– Poorer types – unchanged

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

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

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

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – minus 10/15ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 10/20ac

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

COMP. China/ Europe