MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M32

6/02/2020

Today’s market started of very strong and continued to gain pace as the sale progressed but lost some steam towards the end and subsequently closed with 18.5u and finer 20/30ac dearer for better types and 20ac dearer for 19.0-21u for all types.

Merino skirtings finer than 17.5mic and less than 3% vm continued to attract strong competition today to close 20/30ac dearer. 18.0 to 19.5mic pcs/bls with less than 4% vm closed 15/20ac dearer. Poorer style and higher VM skirtings closed firm unchanged.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed firm/unchanged in the 17.5 to 19.0mic range in a limited selection today. 46-56HM types closed generally 20/30ac dearer in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd CM/NM lots 40/50ac dearer.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – Plus 50ac
– best/good – plus 50ac
– poor types – firm

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

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

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – plus 20/30ac
– good style – firm
– poor types –plus 20/30ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – firm
– Good style – plus 30ac
– Poor style – firm

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – firm
– Good style – firm
– poor types – firm

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

19.0u – best/good types – plus 20/25ac
– poor types – plus 20ac

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

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

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 20/30ac
18.5u/19.5u – plus 15/20ac

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

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 20/30ac
19.0 / 20.0u – plus 15/20ac

COMP. China/ Europe