MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M49

02/06/2020

On a small offering with a very limited selection of 16.5u and finer in all types, and a modest selection of Best, Good-Best and Good top makers in 17.5.u-21.5u, some selected lots with better styles and favorable AM’s and /or high yields in 21.5u and finer attracted a 10/20ac premium . All other types and descriptions in 21.5u and finer were unchanged.

India and Europe remain absent from the market. The competition was again between the usual Ch buyers trying to secure a little more quantity.

The combined figure of wool withdrawn before the sale and passed in for Flc was 16.1%.

Best style skirtings finer than 17.5mic and less than 4%vm opened with good competition to close 10/15ac dearer today in a very small selection. 18.0 to 20.5mic pieces / bellies closed firm/unchanged for better style and lower vm. Poorer style and higher vm skirtings closed in buyers favour.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed generally unchanged 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 – plus 20ac –  in a limited selection
– best/good – firm –  in a limited selection
– poor types – firm

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 10/20ac
– best/good – unchanged
– poor types – unchanged

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – firm
– poor types – unchanged

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –plus 10/20ac
-Poor style – irregular

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

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – irregular
– good types – unchanged
– poor types – unchanged

19.0u – best/good types – unchanged
– poor types – irregular

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

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

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –plus 10ac
– Poorer types – irregular

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – 10/15ac dearer
18.5u/19.5u – 5/10ac dearer

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – generally unchanged
18.0u/18.5u – generally unchanged
19.0u/20.5u – firm unchanged

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – buyers favour
19.0/20.0u – buyers favour

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – 15/20ac dearer (small selection)
17.5 / 18.5u – 10/15ac dearer
19.0 / 20.0u – 10ac dearer

COMP. China