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Melbourne Market Report M07 – 15th August 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M07

15/08/2019

On a much improved selection than yesterday of best, best / good types in 16.5 to 19.5u and a good selection of good to average types the market showed no signs of improving with all microns and types considerably cheaper again.

Fine merino skirtings continued to drift lower with less than 3% VM another 60-80ac cheaper. Poorer style and above 5% VM closed 100/120ac cheaper with limited interest from the topmakers.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-46HM range closed 35/40ac cheaper for 17.5 to 19.5mic in a very small selection.
48-56HM also drifted another 25/30ac lower.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – minus 100ac
– best/good – no selection
– poor types –minus 80-100ac

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – minus 100ac
– poor types – minus 40/50ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 50-70ac
– poor types – minus 40/50ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style -minus 20/30ac
– poor types – minus 80ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – minus 30/40ac
– Good style – minus 30ac
– Poor style – minus 60/70ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – minus 50ac
– Good style – minus 20-30ac
– poor types – minus 80-100ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – minus 30ac
– good types- minus 40ac
– poor types – minus 50-60ac

19.0u – best/good types – minus 80ac
– poor types – minus 100ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 100-120ac
– poor types – minus 120-130ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – minus 80-100ac
– Poorer types – minus 80-100ac

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

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – minus 80/100ac
18.5u/19.5u – minus 60/80ac

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – minus 100/120ac
18.0u/18.5u – minus 80/100ac
19.0u/20.5u – minus 80/100ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – minus 100/120ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 100/120ac

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – 30/40ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – 25/30ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 30/40ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M06 – 8th August 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M06

8/08/2019

The market opened with limited support again today and lower yielding & poorer style Chinese types suffered the largest losses. A smaller selection of 17.0 to 18.5mic good/best topmaking wools closed 25/30ac cheaper. Poorer style and low yielding china types in 16.5 to 18.5mic closed 70/80ac cheaper. 19.0 to 20.5 mic good/best closed 30/40ac cheaper with poorer style 60/70ac cheaper. Selected average topmaking lots carrying some higher vm and faults up to 100ac cheaper.

Better style Merino skirtings with less than 3% vm closed 25/30ac cheaper again today. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm closed 40/50ac cheaper.

Prems and shorter lamb types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 15/20ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 10/15ac cheaper. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed 15/20ac cheaper across all microns in a limited selection.

FLEECE

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

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – minus 20ac
– poor types – minus 40/50ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 20ac
– poor types – minus 40/50ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style -minus 20/30ac
– Good style – Unchanged
– poor types – minus 60/70ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– Good style – Unchanged
– Poor style – minus 60/70ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – no selection
– Good style – minus 10ac
– poor types – minus 50/60ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – Unchanged
– poor types – minus 40/50ac

19.0u – best/good types – minus 20/25ac
– poor types – minus 40/50ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 35/45ac
– poor types – minus 50/60ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – minus 40/50ac
– Poorer types – minus 60/70ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 40/50ac
– Poorer types – minus 60/70ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – minus 25/30ac
18.5u/19.5u – minus 20/25ac

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – minus 40/50ac
18.0u/18.5u – minus 30/40ac
19.0u/20.5u – minus 30/40ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – minus 40/50ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 30/40ac

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

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M06 – 7th August 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M06

7/08/2019

The first sale of the new season opened with limited support from the trade with most micron categories suffering losses. In a mainly good / average topmaking selection of 17.5 to 21.0mic today the only area that remained relatively well supported was the 17.5 to 18.5 good/best style wools with above 45NKT. Poorer style and lower yielding types all heavily discounted with losses of 40/50ac. 19.5 to 21.5mic good/best style also closed 35/45ac cheaper with poorer style and topmaking types 60/70ac cheaper.

Better style Merino skirtings with less than 3% vm closed 25/35ac cheaper today with less competition from the topmakers. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm closed 40/50ac cheaper.

Prems and shorter lamb types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 10/15ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser closed generally unchanged. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed generally unchanged across all microns in a limited selection.

FLEECE

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

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

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 20/30ac
– poor types – unchanged

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style -minus 20/30ac
– Good style – minus15/20ac
– poor types – Unchanged

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– Good style – minus 10/15ac
– Poor style – minus 20ac

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

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

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

19.5u – best/good types – minus 35/45ac
– poor types – minus 30ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – minus 40/50ac
– Poorer types – minus 30ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 40/50ac
– Poorer types – minus 50/60ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – minus 30/40ac
18.5u/19.5u – minus 20/30ac

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – minus 40/50ac
18.0u/18.5u – minus 30/40ac
19.0u/20.5u – minus 30/40ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – minus 40/50ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 30/40ac

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

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M51 – 20th June 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M51

20/06/2019

On another small selling day with a poor selection of mainly lower types in 16.5u and finer, and a reasonable selection of good/best style in 17.5 to 21.5u the market seemed to have found a level with most better types/am ‘s unchanged, tending dearer.
Lower types with poor yields and low am’s and yield’s however continue to be neglected and are again cheaper.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm closed firm / unchanged in a very small selection today. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm closed only slightly cheaper with better competition from the top-makers.

Prems and shorter lamb types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 10/15ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 15/20ac cheaper. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with finer microns 5/10ac cheaper & 19.0 to 20.0mic 10/15ac cheaper in a very small selection.

FLEECE

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

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

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –minus 30ac
– poor types – minus 100ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style –unchanged
– Good style – unchanged
– poor types – unchanged

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style –unchanged
– best-good types – firm
– Good style – plus 5/10ac
– Poor style – plus 5/10ac

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

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

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

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

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – unchanged
– Poorer types – unchanged

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – unchanged
– Poorer types – unchanged

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

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

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – 10/15ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 10/15ac cheaper

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

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M51 – 19th June 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M51

19/06/2019

On a very small selling day with a limited selection of mainly lower types in 16.5u and finer, and a reasonable selection of good/best style in 17.5 to 21.5u the down slide in the market continued to drift downwards with most types 30-50ac cheaper.
The exceptions were some selected lots with favorable am’s and a NM status which were unchanged and in some instances dearer with Schneider, Tianyu and Techwool competing.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm closed 20/30 ac cheaper today in a very small offering. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm another 40/50ac cheaper with less competition from the topmakers.

Prems and shorter lamb types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 30/40ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 25/30ac cheaper. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with finer microns 20/25ac cheaper & 19.0 to 20.0mic 30/40ac cheaper in a very small selection.

FLEECE

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

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

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

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best-good types – firm
– Good style – minus 30ac  NEW
– Poor style – minus 30ac

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

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – minus 20/30ac
– poor types – minus 40ac

19.0u – best/good types – minus 50ac
– poor types – minus 50/60ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 50ac
– poor types – minus 50ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – minus 50-60ac
– Poorer types – minus 40/50ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 50/60ac
– Poorer types – minus 50ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – 25/35ac cheaper
18.5u/19.5u – 20/30ac cheaper

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 40/50ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – 30/40ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – 30/40ac cheaper

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

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

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M50 – 13th June 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M50

13/06/2019

On a limited selection of mainly lower types in 16.5u and finer, and a reasonable selection of good/best style in 17.5 to 21.5u the market continued to drift downwards with most types 10-20ac cheaper except some selected lots with favorable AM’s which were unchanged.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 4%vm another 10/15 ac cheaper today in a very limited offering. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm 20/25ac cheaper and selected lots up to 40ac cheaper if drought affected and higher than 8% vm.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 15/20ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 25/30ac cheaper. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with finer microns 15/20ac cheaper & 19.0 to 20.0mic 25/30ac cheaper in a very small selection.

FLEECE

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

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types –minus 20ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –minus 40ac
– poor types – irregular

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best-good types – minus 20ac
– Good style – minus 10ac
– Poor style – minus 10ac

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

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

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

19.5u – best/good types – minus 5/10ac
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – minus 5/10ac
– Poorer types – minus 20ac

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

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 20/25ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – 15/20ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – 15/20ac cheaper

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

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – 15/20ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – 15/20ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 25/30ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M50 – 12th June 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M50

12/06/2019

On a good selection of Best, Good/Best and Good topmakers in 16.5u and finer, and a reasonable selection of mainly good/best style in 17.5 to 21.5u the market has lost substantial ground with 16.5u and finer 80 to 100ac cheaper and 17.0-21.5u 20-30ac cheaper, with lower types/AM up to 50ac cheaper.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm 25/30ac cheaper today in a very small selection. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm 40/50ac cheaper and selected lots up to 70ac cheaper if drought affected and higher than 8% vm.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 25/30ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 20ac cheaper. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with finer microns 15/20ac cheaper & 19.0 to 20.0mic 25/30ac cheaper in a very small selection.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – minus 100ac
– poor types –minus 80ac

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

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –minus 40ac
– poor types – minus 100ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 20ac
– Good style – minus 20ac
– poor types – 30-40ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best-good types – minus 20ac
– Good style – minus 20ac
– Poor style – minus 50ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types minus 30-40ac 2480ac NEW
– Good style minus 50ac
– poor types – minus 40ac

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

19.0u – best/good types – minus 50ac
– poor types – minus 50ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 50ac
– poor types – minus 40ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – minus 30/40ac
– Poorer types – minus 20ac

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

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – 25/30ac cheaper
18.5u/19.5u – 20/25ac cheaper

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 35/40ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – 25/30ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – 20/25ac cheaper

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – 60/70ac cheaper
17.0/18.5u – 40/50ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 40/50ac cheaper

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – 25/30ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – 15/20ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 25/30ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M49 – 5th June 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M49

05/06/2019

On a poor selection of any types in 16.5u and finer, and a reduced selection of mainly good/best style in 17.5 to 21.5u the market continued to struggle in all types for 18.5u and finer.

19.0-21.5u however received good support and closed 15/20ac dearer.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm closed firm/unchanged in a very small selection. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm closed 10/15ac cheaper with less competition from the topmakers.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 5/10ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 10/15ac cheaper. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with finer microns 5/10ac cheaper & 19.0 to 20.0mic 10ac cheaper in a much smaller offering compared last week.

FLEECE

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

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

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

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best-good types – minus 15ac
– Good style – minus 10/15ac
– Poor style – irregular

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

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – unchanged  NEW
– poor types – plus 20/25ac

19.0u – best/good types – plus 15/20ac
– poor types – plus 10ac

19.5u – best/good types – plus 25/30ac
– poor types – firm

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – plus 10/15ac
– Poorer types – firm

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – plus 5/10ac
– Poorer types – plus 5/10ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

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

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – 15/20ac cheaper
17.0/18.5u – 10/15ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 10/15ac cheaper

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

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M48 – 30th May 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M48

30/05/2019

A much smaller selection of good/best style 17.5 to 19.0mic continued to make good gains today with selected lots 15/20ac dearer. In a limited offering of best spec 19.5 to 22.0mic the market rallied higher again with continued strong competition from Chinese indent buyers to close 25/30ac dearer. Only area with very little change continues to be in 17.0mic and finer.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm closed 25/30ac dearer in a very small selection. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm closed 10/15ac dearer.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 15/20ac dearer and 19.0mic & coarser 10/15ac dearer. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with finer microns 10/15ac dearer & 19.0 to 20.0mic 15/20ac dearer in a reasonable selection today.

FLEECE

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

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

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

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – 10ac cheaper
– Good style – unchanged
– poor types – unchanged

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best-good types – unchanged
– Good style – unchanged
– Poor style – plus 10/15ac

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

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – plus 10/15ac
– poor types – plus 20/25ac

19.0u – best/good types – plus 15/20ac
– poor types – plus 30ac

19.5u – best/good types – plus 25/30ac
– poor types – plus 30ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – plus 25/30ac
– Poorer types – plus 30ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – plus 30ac
– Poorer types – plus 30/35ac

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 – 10ac dearer
19.0u/20.5u – 15ac dearer

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – Firm/unchanged
17.0/18.5u – Firm
19.0/20.0u – Unchanged

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

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M48 – 29th May 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M48

29/05/2019

In a mostly good/best topmaking selection of 17.0 to 19.5mic the market rebounded today with gains of 25/30ac for best specs and high yields. Selected lots of 19.5 to 21.5 mic with favourable am specs opened 30/40ac dearer with strong competition from Chinese indent buyers. Poorer style china types made more moderate gains of 10/15ac. A reasonable offering of Tasmanian wools sold with good support but majority passed in with grower resistance.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm closed 15/20ac dearer in a very small selection. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm closed 10/15ac dearer with increased competition as the sale progressed.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 15/20ac dearer and 19.0mic & coarser 10/15ac dearer. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with finer microns 20/25ac dearer & 19.0 to 20.0mic 15/20ac dearer in a small selection today.

FLEECE

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

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – firm/unchanged
– poor types – plus 10/15ac

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

17.0u – spinners – no selection  NEW
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – 10/15ac cheaper
– Good style – minus 10ac
– poor types – plus 20ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection  NEW
– best style – 10ac cheaper
– best-good types – unchanged
– Good style – unchanged
– Poor style – plus 10ac

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

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

19.0u – best/good types – plus 25/30ac
– poor types – plus 30/35ac

19.5u – best/good types – plus 25/30ac
– poor types – plus 30ac

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

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – plus 20ac
– Poorer types – plus 30/35ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

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

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – Firm/unchanged
17.0/18.5u – Firm
19.0/20.0u – Unchanged

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – 15/20ac dearer
17.5 / 18.5u – 20/25ac dearer
19.0 / 20.0u – 10/15ac dearer

COMP. China/ Europe