MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M31

30/01/2020

After yesterday’s fall the market recovered some of the losses today. Better types with favorable am’s were up to 40ac dearer with some selected lots up to 100ac dearer. Lower types remained irregular with most included in the passed-in rate of 23.3%.
About 30% of the offering today was withdrawn before the sale.

Merino skirtings finer than 17.5mic and less than 3% vm opened with better competition all sectors today to close 15/20ac dearer. 18.0 to 19.5mic pcs/bls with less than 4% vm closed 5-10ac dearer. Poorer style and higher VM skirtings closed generally unchanged with more competition from the Chinese topmakers.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed firm/unchanged in the 16.5 to 18.5mic range in a limited selection today. 46-56HM types closed generally 5/10ac dearer in the 18.0 to 19.5mic range with odd CM/NM lots fully firm.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – plus 30ac
– poor types irregular

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – plus 30/40ac
– poor types – irregular

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – plus 20ac
– poor types – irregular

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – plus 40ac
– good style – plus 30/40ac
– poor types –irregular

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 50ac
– best/good style – plus 20/30ac
– Good style – plus 20ac
– Poor style – irregular

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – firm
– Good style – plus 40/50ac
– poor types – irregular

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – no selection
– good types – plus 30/40ac
– poor types – firm

19.0u – best/good types – plus 20/30ac
– poor types – plus 20/30ac

19.5u – best/good types – plus 20/30ac
– poor types – plus ac 20ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – plus 20/30ac
– Poorer types –plus 10/20ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – plus 20ac
– Poorer types – plus 20ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – plus 20/25ac
18.5u/19.5u – plus 15/20ac

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – no selection
18.0u/18.5u – plus 5/10ac
19.0u/20.5u – plus 5/10ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – generally unchanged
19.0/20.0u – generally unchanged

Prems – 15.5/ 16.5u – no selection
17.0 / 18.5u – plus 10/15ac
19.0 / 20.0u – plus 5/10ac

COMP. China/ Europe