The market seems to be in a holding pattern at the moment while the broader industry stops to absorb the market trend and, in particular, the level of price. Demand is no doubt more subdued from the spinners and weavers but the buyers, topmakers and trading companies are also well aware of the supply situation which is likely to deteriorate over the coming weeks. Most types and descriptions were a little easier but this was heavily influenced by the larger proportion of more inferior quality types available. The market movement was more pronounced in USD with the AWEX EMI easing by 1.8% in USD terms. This has a major influence on the mentality of our major wool trading partner, China, and will no doubt play some importance on their attitude towards buying over the coming weeks.
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The lower price could be a positive for Chinese customers but while the market eases in USD terms, we expect some caution will prevail. We do however think that the downside risk, at least in the short term, will be minimal due to supply. This is particularly notable for our better types which are in very small supply. Just a few lots, a small offering per day are suitable for our Italian weaver clients.
Auction offering – current week
Selling Centres for week 36
Market Sale Offered Sold Passed In
North S 36 10710 10093 5.8%
South M 36 26205 24161 7.8%
West F 36 8215 6912 15.9%
Auction offering – next week
Market Sale Sale days Volume
North S 37 W-T 8763
South M 37 W-T 22626
West F 37 W-T 10333
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