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Melbourne Market Report M29 – 16th January 2020

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M29

16/01/2020

The volatility of this market has again been on display today with the plummeting of prices by up to 100ac.
The 4 companies responsible for the rise early in the week, Techwool Seatec PJM and Endevour were unable to maintain the levels . The increase of wool on offer for Melbourne sale 30 no doubt has contributed to the fall. As an observation, the passed in rate in the Fleece room was 12% which, considering the substantial fall, is low.

Fine merino skirtings with less than 3% vm opened with lack lustre competition today and dropped by 60-80ac in first hour selling. As the sale progressed competition improved to finish the day 30/40ac cheaper. Coarser micron and poorer style pcs & bellies closed 40/50ac cheaper with limited competition from the topmakers. Higher vm types 50/60ac cheaper today.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed 15/20ac cheaper in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range in a limited selection today.
46-56HM types closed generally unchanged in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd CM/NM lots 25/30ac dearer.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – minus 100ac  very limited selection
– poor types minus 50/60ac very limited selection

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – minus 40/50ac
– poor types – minus 70/80ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 60/70ac
– poor types – minus 50/60ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –unchanged
– good style – minus 20/30ac
– poor types –minus 60ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– Good style – unchanged
– Poor style – minus 50/60ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – no selection
– Good style – minus 40ac
– poor types – minus 80/90ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – no selection
– good types – minus 30/40ac
– poor types – minus 100ac

19.0u – best/good types – minus 80ac
– poor types – minus 80ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 100ac
– poor types – minus 90/100ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – minus 100ac
– Poorer types –minus 90/100ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 100ac
– Poorer types – minus 90/100ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – minus 30/40ac
18.5u/19.5u – minus 40/50ac

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – minus 50/60ac
18.0u/18.5u – minus 40/50ac
19.0u/20.5u – minus 40/50ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – minus 40/50ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 40/50ac

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – no selection
17.5 / 18.5u – generally unchanged
19.0 / 20.0u – buyers favour

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M29 – 15th January 2020

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M29

15/01/2020

After yesterday’s rally the bidding today was less spirited and subsequently the market lost steam. Better lots with favorable am’s were 5/10ac dearer but CH types were unchanged or in some cases lost ground today.

Fine merino skirtings with less than 3% vm opened with strong competition (particularly 16.5mic & finer) to close 10/15ac dearer. Coarser than 19.0mc and poorer style pcs & bellies closed firm/unchanged with less competition from the topmakers. Higher vm types slightly cheaper today.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed generally unchanged in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range in a limited selection today.
46-56HM types closed fully firm in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd CM/NM lots 10/15ac dearer.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – plus 150ac
– poor types minus 40ac very limited selection

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

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

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection- best/good style – plus 10ac 2240ac

– Good style – minus 10ac 2180ac

– Poor style – unchanged

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection 2200est
– best/good types – no selection
– Good style – plus 10ac
– poor types – plus 10ac

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

19.0u – best/good types – plus 10ac
– poor types – unchanged

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

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

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

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – plus 15/20ac
18.5u/19.5u – plus 10/15ac

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – fully firm
18.0u/18.5u – firm / 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 – minus 5/10ac

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – generally unchanged
17.5 / 18.5u – firm / unchanged
19.0 / 20.0u – buyers favour

COMP. China/ Europe

Sydney Market Report S29 – 15th January 2020

MARKET REPORT – Sydney 29

15.01.20

On another average selection of Best / Good tm 16.5u to 18.5u a reasonable selection of good tm part tender wool 16.5u to 20.5u suitable for China, China types15.5u to 16.5u were 40/50ac dearer, 17.0 to 18.0u were firm 18.5u and broader were 10/20ac easier. The offering Good tm sound types,16.5u were 30ac dearer, 17.0/17.5u were 10ac dearer, while 18.0u was firm. 18.5u and broader were easier. Fine Prem fleece were dearer, 17.5 to 18.5u firm and the 19.5u were 10ac easier.
Best length Bkns were 10ac easier. The shorter Skirtings were 10/15ac easier.

15.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection  Ewe
– best/good style –No selection
– poor types – 50ac dearer, Small selection

16.0u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good – No selection
– good style – No selection
– poor types – 50ac dearer

16.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good style –30ac dearer
– good style – 30ac dearer
– poor types – 40ac dearer

17.0u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good style – Firm, small selection
-good style – 20ac dearer
– poor types – Firm

17.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good – 10ac dearer
good style – 10ac dearer
– poor types – Firm

18.0u – best types – No selection
– best/good – Firm, small selection
– good style – Firm
– Poor types – Firm

18.5u – best style – No selection
– best / good – 20ac easier, small selection
– good style – 10ac easier
– poor types – 10ac easier

19.0u – best/good types –10ac easier
– good style – 10ac easier
– poor types – 15ac easier

19.5u – best/good types – Gen Unch
– poor types – 20ac easier

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –20ac easier
– Poorer types – 15ac easier

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –20ac easier
– Poorer types – 15ac easier

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types – 15.5 /17.0u – 10ac easier, small selection
17.5 / 18.0u –10ac easier
18.5u / 19.5u – 10ac easier

Low VM poor types – 15.5 /17.0u – 10ac easier (Small selection)
17.5u – 10ac easier (Small selection)
18.0 / 18.5u – 15ac easier
19.0/20.0u – 15ac easier

Prems – 15.5u / 17.0u – 20ac dearer, Nm lots No selection.
17.5u / 18.5u – Firm, small selection, Nm lots firm, small selection.
19.0u / 20.0u – Small selection 10ac easier, Nm No selection

Lambs – (No selection)

COMP. China / Euro Topmakers

Sydney Market Report S29 – 14th January 2020

MARKET REPORT – Sydney 29

14.01.20

On a average selection of Best / Good tm 16.5u to 18.5u a reasonable selection of good tm part tender wool 16.5u to 20.5u suitable for China, China types15.5u to 19.5u were 100/120ac dearer, 20.0 to 21.5u 80ac dearer. The offering Good tm sound types,16.0u to 16.5u were 120ac dearer, 17.0u and broader were 80/100ac dearer. Prem fleece were 60ac dearer for all microns.
Best length Bkns were 80/100ac dearer. The shorter Skirtings were 70/80ac dearer.

15.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection  Ewe
– best/good style –No selection
– poor types – 110ac dearer, Small selection

16.0u – spinners – No selection
– best style – 120ac dearer, Small selection
– best/good – 150ac dearer, Small selection
– good style – 150ac dearer
– poor types – 135ac dearer

16.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good style –100ac dearer
– good style – 120ac dearer
– poor types – 130ac dearer

17.0u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good style – 70ac dearer
-good style – 80ac dearer
– poor types – 100ac dearer

17.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good – 100ac dearer
good style – 90ac dearer
– poor types –120ac dearer

18.0u – best types – No selection
– best/good – 100ac dearer, small selection
– good style – 110ac dearer
– Poor types – 90ac dearer

18.5u – best style – No selection
– best / good – 110ac dearer, small selection
– good style – 100ac dearer
– poor types – 95ac dearer

19.0u – best/good types –120ac dearer
– good style – 110ac dearer
– poor types – 100ac dearer

19.5u – best/good types – 100ac dearer
– poor types – 100ac dearer

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –65ac dearer
– Poorer types – 80ac dearer

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –70ac dearer
– Poorer types – 80ac dearer

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types – 15.5 /17.0u – 80ac dearer, small selection
17.5 / 18.0u –85ac dearer
18.5u / 19.5u – 80ac dearer

Low VM poor types – 15.5 /17.0u – 70ac dearer (Small selection)
17.5u – 80ac dearer (Small selection)
18.0 / 18.5u – 75ac dearer
19.0/20.0u – 70ac dearer

Prems – 15.5u / 17.0u – 70ac dearer, Nm lots No selection.
17.5u / 18.5u – 60ac dearer, small selection, Nm lots 60ac dearer, small selection.
19.0u / 20.0u – Small selection 60ac dearer, Nm 65ac dearer

Lambs – (No selection)

COMP. China / Euro Topmakers

Melbourne Market Report M29 – 14th January 2020

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M29

14/01/2020

After the Christmas recess the wool market started the second half of the season very strongly with most types and microns 90-120ac dearer.
The main support came from Techwool /Seatech /PJ Morris and Endeavour.

Fine merino skirtings with less than 3% vm closed 80-100ac dearer today in line with the merino fleece.
Coarser than 19.0mc and poorer style pcs & bellies closed 50/70ac dearer with strong competition from the topmakers. Higher vm types also 40/50ac dearer.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed 30/40ac dearer in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range in a limited selection today.
46-56HM types closed 50/60ac dearer in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd NM lots 80ac dearer.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – plus 150ac  very limited selection
– poor types plus 100ac  very limited selection

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 110ac
– best/good – plus 80/90ac
– poor types – plus 110ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 70/80ac
– best/good style – plus 90ac
– poor types – plus 100ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –plus 110ac
– good style – plus 90/100ac
– poor types – plus 90/100ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection  – best/good style – plus 80/90ac
– Good style – plus 110ac
– Poor style – plus 100ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – plus 110ac
– Good style – plus 80ac
– poor types – plus 120ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – no selection
– good types – plus 80/90ac
– poor types – plus 110ac

19.0u – best/good types – plus 100ac
– poor types – plus 110ac

19.5u – best/good types – plus 110ac
– poor types – plus 110ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – plus 90/100ac
– Poorer types – plus 110ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – plus 70/80ac
– Poorer types – plus 70/80ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – plus 90/110ac
18.5u/19.5u – plus 70/80ac

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – plus 60/70ac
18.0u/18.5u – plus 50/60ac
19.0u/20.5u – plus 50/60ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – plus 40/50ac
19.0/20.0u – plus 40/50ac

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – plus 70/80ac
17.5 / 18.5u – plus 50/60ac
19.0 / 20.0u – plus 40/50ac

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M23 – 4th December 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M23

04/12/2019

On a good selection of 16.0 to 18.5mic best and good/best topmaking types with favourable am’s, mainly from Tasmania, and a mainly good/average topmaking selection of Chinese types the market was cheaper for most types in 16.5u and broader.
16.0u and finer were firm.

18.0mic & finer best merino skirtings with less than 3% vm closed 20/25ac cheaper today with less competition from Chinese indent buyers.18.0 to 20.0mic closed 25/30ac cheaper. Poorer style and higher vm pcs closed 30/40ac cheaper with limited competition from the topmakers.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed 30/35ac cheaper for 17.5 to 19.5mic in a small selection today.
46-56HM types closed 20/25ac cheaper in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd NM lots10/15ac cheaper.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types –firm

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

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 30ac
– poor types – minus 15ac

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– Good style – minus 5/10ac
– Poor style – minus 20ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – firm
– Good style – firm
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – minus 10/15ac
– good types –unchanged
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

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

19.5u – best/good types – minus 20/30ac 1860ac
– poor types – minus 20/30ac 1830ac

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

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 10/20ac
– Poorer types – minus 20ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – minus 30/40ac
18.0u/18.5u – minus 25/30ac
19.0u/20.5u – minus 25/30ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – minus 30/40ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 25/30ac

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – minus 25/35ac
17.5 / 18.5u – minus 20/25ac
19.0 / 20.0u – minus 25/30ac

COMP. China/ Europe

Sydney Market Report S23 – 4th December 2019

MARKET REPORT – Sydney 23

04.12.2019

On a poorer selection to last week of Best / Good types, 15.0u to 17.0u, also a reasonable offering of Good tm sound types 16.5u to 19.0u and a reasonable selection of good tm part tender wool 16.5u to 20.5u suitable for China, all China types were 30/30ac easier, except 17.5u which were 40ac easier. The offering of Best / Good tm sound types,16.5 & 18.5u were generally 20ac easier, 17.5u Best types gen unch.
Skirtings were generally 30/40ac easier for all descriptions. Prems were firm.

15.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – Pr Firm, Nm No selection  Ewe
– best/good style –30ac easier, small selection
– poor types – 15ac easier, Small selection

16.0u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good – Gen Unch
– good style – 10ac easier
– poor types – 20ac easier

16.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good style –10ac easier
– good style – Gen Unch
– poor types – 20ac easier

17.0u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good style – 50ac easier
-good style – 20ac easier
– poor types – 40ac easier

17.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good – Gen Unch, small selection
good style – 30ac
– poor types –40ac easier

18.0u – best types – No selection
– best/good – 15ac easier
– good style – 10ac easier
– Poor types – 35ac easier

18.5u – best style – No selection
– best / good – No selection
– good style – Gen Unch
– poor types – 30ac easier

19.0u – best/good types –Gen Unch, small offering
– good style – 40ac easier
– poor types – 30ac easier

19.5u – best/good types – 30ac easier
– poor types – 30ac easier

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –10ac easier
– Poorer types – 10ac easier

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –30ac easier
– Poorer types – 10ac easier

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types – 15.5 /17.0u – 25ac easier, small selection
17.5 / 18.0u – 35/40ac easier
18.5u / 19.5u –30ac easier

Low VM poor types – 15.5 /17.0u – 25ac easier (Small selection)
17.5u – Gen – 35ac easier (Small selection)
18.0 / 18.5u – 35ac easier
19.0/20.0u – 25ac easier

Prems – 15.5u / 17.0u – Firm, Nm lots No selection.
17.5u / 18.5u – 10ac easier, small selection, Nm lots no selection.
19.0u / 20.0u – No selection, Nm no selection

Lambs – (No selection)

COMP. China / Euro Topmakers

Melbourne Market Report M22 – 28th November 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M22

28/11/2019

A small selection of 16.0 to 18.5mic good/best topmaking types with favourable am’s and a mainly good/average topmaking selection of Chinese types saw the market drift slightly lower again today. 16.5 to 18.5mic good/best closed 5/10ac cheaper with lower style china types 10/15ac cheaper. 19.0 to 21.0mic good/best closed 5/10ac cheaper with poorer style and tender types 15/20ac cheaper.

18.0mic & finer best merino skirtings with less than 3% vm closed 5/10ac cheaper today with less competition from Chinese indent buyers.18.0 to 20.0mic drifted another 10/15ac lower. Poorer style and higher vm pcs closed 15/20ac cheaper with limited competition from the topmakers.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed 15/20ac cheaper for 17.5 to 19.5mic in a small selection today.
46-56HM types closed 15/20ac cheaper in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd NM lots 10ac cheaper.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types –minus 20ac

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types – minus 10ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 10ac
– poor types – minus 15ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– good style – minus 5/10ac
– poor types – minus 10ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– Good style – minus 5/10ac
– Poor style – minus 10ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – minus 10/15ac
– Good style – minus 10ac
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – minus 10/15ac
– good types –unchanged
– poor types – minus 5/10ac

19.0u – best/good types – minus 5/10ac
– poor types –minus 10ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 10ac
– poor types – minus 10ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – minus 5ac
– Poorer types – minus 10ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – unchanged
– Poorer types – minus 10ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

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

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

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

COMP. China/ Europe

Sydney Market Report S22 – 28th November 2019

MARKET REPORT – Sydney 22

28.11.2019

On a similar selection to yesterday of Best types, 15.0u to 17.0u, also a smaller offering of Best & Best / Good tm sound types 16.5u to 19.0u and a reasonable selection of good tm wool 16.5u to 20.5u suitable for China, all China types were 10/40ac easier, except 16.0u and finer. The offering of Best / Good tm sound types,16.5 to 18.5u were generally 20ac easier, 17.5u Best types gen unch.
Skirtings were generally 20/30ac easier for all descriptions. Prems were generally 10/.15ac easier

15.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – Pr Firm,  Ewe
– best/good style –Gen Unch, small selection
– poor types – 25ac dearer, Small selection

16.0u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good – Gen Unch
– good style – 15ac dearer
– poor types – 15ac dearer

16.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good style –15ac easier
– good style – 20ac easier
– poor types – 10ac easier

17.0u – spinners – No selection
– best style – Small selection
– best/good style – 15ac easier
-good style – 30ac easier
– poor types – 30ac easier

17.5u – spinners – No selection
– best style – No selection
– best/good – Gen Unch, small selection
good style – 10ac easier
– poor types –20ac easier

18.0u – best types – No selection
– best/good – No selection
– good style – 30ac easier
– Poor types – 35ac easier

18.5u – best style – No selection
– best / good – No selection
– good style – 20ac easier
– poor types – 45ac easier

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

19.5u – best/good types – 35ac easier
– poor types – 35ac easier

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –25ac easier
– Poorer types – 25ac easier

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types –30ac easier
– Poorer types – 20ac easier

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types – 15.5 /17.0u – 25ac easier, small selection
17.5 / 18.0u – 25/30ac easier
18.5u / 19.5u –30ac easier

Low VM poor types – 15.5 /17.0u – 25ac easier (Small selection)
17.5u – Gen – 25ac easier (Small selection)
18.0 / 18.5u – 30ac easier
19.0/20.0u – 25ac easier

Prems – 15.5u / 17.0u – 10ac easier, Nm lots No selection.
17.5u / 18.5u – 15ac easier, small selection, Nm lots no selection.
19.0u / 20.0u – 20ac easier

Lambs – (No selection)

COMP. China / Euro Topmakers

By |November 29th, 2019|Sydney Market Reports|

Melbourne Market Report M21 – 21st November 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M21

21/11/2019

On an good selection of mainly lower strength Best/Good topmakers in 17.0u and finer and a good selection of Best/Good and Good topmakers in 17.5-21.5u, but mostly with lower Nkt’s, the market was unchanged for better spec lots and /or lots with low mid break in 18.5u and finer.
Good spec lots in 19.0-21.5u were 10ac cheaper. Lots with lower specs, and /or high mid breaks were 20/30ac cheaper, as were China Types in 18.5u and finer.

New Zealand

In a mainly hogget offering of 17.0u and finer, the better types/specs were compatible with the Melbourne prices, but lower spec lots and or high mid break lots were 20/30ac below the Melbourne quote.

18.0mic & finer best merino skirtings with less than 3% vm closed fully firm today with good competition from Chinese indent buyers.18.5 to 20.0mic drifted another 10/15ac lower. Poorer style and higher vm pcs closed 15/20ac cheaper with less competition from the topmakers.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed generally unchanged 17.5 to 19.5mic in a small selection today.
46-56HM types closed firm/unchanged in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd CM/ NM lots 10/15ac dearer

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types –unchanged

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

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style – unchanged
– poor types – minus 20ac

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– Good style – minus 10/20ac
– Poor style – minus 20/30ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – unchanged
– Good style – minus 10ac
– poor types – minus 20/30ac

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

19.0u – best/good types – minus 10/20ac
– poor types –minus 20/30ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 10/20ac
– poor types – minus 20/30ac

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

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 10/20ac
– Poorer types – minus 20/30ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – Fully Firm
18.5u/19.5u – Firm Unchanged

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

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

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

COMP. China/ Europe