Following from the better tone last Thursday, all types and descriptions were dearer.
The upbeat ‘trade talk’ prior to the sale eventuated with more positive comment flowing from recent Chinese activity.
Few very best lots 19.0 micron and finer par to 1% dearer
Good to average specification 16.5 / 20.5 micron all 1 to 2% dearer
Inferior and tender types 17.0 / 20.5 micron were very keenly sought by Chinese interests and closed 3% dearer.
1% dearer for all descriptions
Nominally 1% dearer.