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Melbourne Market Report M10 – 5th September 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M10

05/09/2019

Again today a considerable part of the offering has been withdrawn before the sale. This left the market with a poor selection of mainly lower style types in 16.5u and finer, and a very average selection of Best/Good and Good TM in 17.0u-21.5u.
Better types/am’s started of cheaper but lots with favorable am’s gained some ground and ended up slightly dearer at the end of the sale.
Chinese types in 17.5u-21u came under pressure and were 10/20ac dearer. Chinese types in 17.0u and finer were irregular or cheaper.

Fine merino skirtings with less than 3% vm attracted good competition today with selected lots 20/30ac dearer by close of selling. Poorer style and higher vm pcs closed in sellers favour but with improved interest from Chinese indent buyers.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-46HM range closed generally 15/20ac cheaper for 17.5 to 19.5mic in a very small selection.
48-56HM types closed 10/15ac cheaper in the 18.0 to 19.5mic range except NM lots are unchanged.

FLEECE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19.5u – best/good types – unchanged
– poor types – plus 10/20ac

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

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

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

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

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

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

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M09 – 29th August 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M09

29/08/2019

On a very small selection of mainly lower style types in 17.0u and finer, and a mostly large selection of Good TM in 17.0u-21.5u Chinese types the market was cheaper again for all types and descriptions. Lower style and poorer spec types under most pressure with selected lots 120/150ac cheaper. A very limited selection of good/best topmaking finer microns closed 40/50ac cheaper in the 17.0 to 18.5mic range.

Fine merino skirtings with less than 3% vm continued to drift lower and closed 40/50ac cheaper. Poorer style and higher vm pcs closed 80/100ac cheaper again with limited competition from the topmaker’s.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-46HM range closed generally 20/30ac cheaper for 17.5 to 19.5mic in a very small selection.
48-56HM types closed 30/40ac cheaper in the 18.0 to 19.5mic range except nm lots are unchanged.

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 20/30ac
– poor types – minus 40/50ac

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

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

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

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – no selection
– good types- minus 40/50ac
– poor types – minus 60/70ac

19.0u – best/good types – minus 40/50ac
– poor types – minus 100/120ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 60/80ac
– poor types – minus 100/120ac

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

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 50/60ac
– Poorer types – minus 70/80ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

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

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – minus 80/100ac
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 80/100ac
19.0/20.0u – minus 80/100ac

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – 20/30ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – minus 20/30ac
19.0 / 20.0u – minus 30/40ac

COMP. China/ Europe

Melbourne Market Report M08 – 20th August 2019

MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M08

20/08/2019

On a poor selection of mainly lower style types in 17.0u and finer and a reduced offering of Best/Good, Good tm in 17.5u – 21.5u the slide in the market has noticeably slowed today.
Most better types /am’s started of 20-30 ac cheaper but gained some ground as the sale progressed with some selected better am lots unchanged.
Chinese types were generally unchanged.
GSA and United wool are paying up to 200ac premium for selected NM lots in 18u-19.5u.

Fine merino skirtings with less than 3% vm opened 15/20ac cheaper and then made a good recovery to close generally unchanged today. Poorer style and higher vm pcs closed 20/30ac cheaper with selected competition from the topmakers.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-46HM range closed generally unchanged for17.5 to 19.5mic in a very small selection.
48-56HM types closed 10/15ac cheaper in the 18.0 to 19.5mic range.

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 30/40ac
– poor types – firm

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

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

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

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

19.0u – best/good types – unchanged 1900ac
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

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

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

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 – Generally Unchanged

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

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

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

COMP. China/ Europe

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