MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M46

12/05/2020

On a smaller offering with a limited selection of 17.0u and finer in all types, and a reasonable selection of Best, Good-Best and Good topmakers in 17.5.u-21.5u, the market realised an improvement today with most microns and types achieving gains. There was not an increase in the competition by other companies, rather the same companies who dominated the past 2 month’s purchased more quantities.

The combined figure of wool withdrawn before the sale and passed in for Flc was 29.25%.

Best style skirtings finer than 18.0mic and less than 4%vm opened with strong competition today and closed 20/30ac dearer. 18.5 to 20.5mic pieces / bellies closed 5/10ac dearer for better style and lower vm. Poorer style and higher vm skirtings closed generally unchanged.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed fully firm in a small offering. 46-52HM types closed 10/15ac dearer. Odd lots CM/NM 15/20ac dearer.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – plus 50/60ac – in a very limited selection
– poor types – plus 20ac

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 20/ 30ac
– best/good – plus 30/40ac
– poor types –plus 20ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm  –  very small selection
– best/good style – plus 20/30ac
– poor types – plus 20/30ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good style – plus 20/30ac
– poor types – plus 10/20ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –plus 20ac
-Poor style – plus 20/30ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – no selection
– Good style – plus 20/30ac
– poor types – plus 20/30ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – irregular
– good types – plus 20/30ac
– poor types – plus 20ac

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

19.5u – best/good types – plus 30/40ac
– poor types – plus 30/40ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –plus 30ac
– Poorer types – plus 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 – 25/30ac dearer
18.5u/19.5u – 20/25ac dearer

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 10/15ac dearer
18.0u/18.5u – 5/10ac dearer
19.0u/20.5u – irregular

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – generally unchanged
17.0/18.5u – unchanged
19.0/20.0u – irregular

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – 15/20ac dearer
17.5 / 18.5u – 10/15ac dearer
19.0 / 20.0u – 5/10ac dearer

COMP. China