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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

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

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

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

Melbourne Market Report M20 – 13th November 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M20

13/11/2019

On a 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, although mainly 35nkt and less, the market received good support from buyers trading with China and closed 50/60ac dearer for 21.5u and finer. Chinese types were most affected.

17.5mic & finer best merino skirtings with less than 3% vm closed 15/25ac dearer today with good widespread competition. 18.0 to 20.0mic closed fully firm. Poorer style and higher vm pcs closed generally unchanged.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed 20/25ac dearer in the 17.5 to 19.5mic in a reasonable selection today.
46-56HM types closed 30/40ac dearer in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd NM lots 50/60ac dearer.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – plus 30ac
– poor types –plus 30/40ac

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

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style – plus 50/60ac
– poor types – plus 50/60ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– good style – plus 30ac
– poor types – plus 50/60ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– Good style – firm
– Poor style – plus 50/60ac

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – plus 30/40ac
– Good style – plus 30ac
– poor types – plus 50/60ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types –no selection
– good types –plus 50/60ac
– poor types – plus 40/50ac

19.0u – best/good types – plus 40/50ac
– poor types –plus 50/60ac

19.5u – best/good types – plus 40/50ac
– poor types – plus 50/60ac

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

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

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – plus 15/20ac
18.0u/18.5u – plus 10/15ac
19.0u/20.5u – plus 15/20ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – Generally Unchanged
19.0/20.0u – Firm Unchanged

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – plus 20/25ac
17.5 / 18.5u – plus 30/40ac
19.0 / 20.0u – plus 25/30ac

COMP. China/ Europe

M20

Total 20,753
National Total 39,054
Selling Wednesday / Thursday

Melbourne Market Report M19 – 7th November 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M19

07/11/2019

On an more limited selection of mainly lower nkt Best/Good topmakers in 17.0u and finer compared to yesterday and a good selection of Best/Good and Good topmakers in 17.5-21.5u, although with a generally high mid break, the market was again struggling today with most types in 18u-21.5u 20/30ac cheaper.
17.5u and finer were buyers favor.

17.5mic & finer best merino skirtings with less than 3% vm closed generally unchanged today with good competition. 18.0 to 20.0mic drifted another 15/20ac lower. Poorer style and higher vm pcs closed 25/30ac 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 5/10ac cheaper in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd NM lots fully firm.

FLEECE

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

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

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

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– Good style – minus 10ac
– Poor style – unchanged

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – minus 10/15ac
18.0u/18.5u – minus 10/15ac
19.0u/20.5u – minus 15/20ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – minus 25/30ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 15/20ac

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – Generally Unchanged
17.5 / 18.5u – minus 5/10ac
19.0 / 20.0u – minus 10/15ac

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M19 – 6th November 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M19

06/11/2019

On an good selection of mainly Best/Good topmakers in 17.0u and finer with nkt readings of below 38 and a good selection of Best/Good and Good topmakers in 17.5-21.5u the market lost some of last week’s gain with most types 20/30ac cheaper.
Lots with more favorable AM’s were less affected.

Fine merino skirtings with less than 4% vm opened 20/30ac cheaper and then firmed in second half of sale to close only 10/15ac cheaper. Poorer style and higher vm pcs closed 25/35ac cheaper with less competition from the topmakers today.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-46HM range closed 15/20ac cheaper for 17.5 to 19.5mic in a small selection today.
48-56HM types closed 10/15ac cheaper in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd NM lots fully firm.

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

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

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– Good style – minus 10ac
– Poor style – unchanged

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

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

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

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M18 – 31st October 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M18

31/10/2019

On an increased selection of 17.0u and finer in mainly lower Nkt types, and a good selection of 17.0u-21.5u the market started off dearer but lost momentum as the sale progressed and closed unchanged.
Selected lots in 16.5u and finer with high NKT’s were dearer.

NZ
In a mainly Hogget sale in 17.0u and finer the prices for sound lots mirrored the Melbourne prices.
Lots with 35 nkt and less were 10/20 ac under the Melbourne prices.

Fine merino skirtings with less than 4% vm opened very firm and then eased slightly as sale progressed to close 10/15ac cheaper. Poorer style and higher vm pcs closed 20/25ac cheaper with less competition from the topmakers.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-46HM range closed generally unchanged for 17.5 to 19.0mic in a small selection today.
48-56HM types closed firm/unchanged in the 17.5 to 19.5mic range with odd NM lots 10/15ac dearer.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners –no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – plus 50/60ac
– poor types –unchanged

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

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style – plus 40ac
– poor types – unchanged

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

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– Good style – minus 10ac
– Poor style – unchanged

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 –no selection
– good types –minus 10ac
– poor types – unchanged

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

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 – minus 10/15ac
18.5u/19.5u – minus 15ac

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – minus 10/20ac
18.0u/18.5u – minus 10/20ac
19.0u/20.5u – minus 15/20ac

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – minus 10/15ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 10/20ac

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

COMP. China/ Europe