FREMANTLE MARKET REPORT

COMMENT

Fleece 20-50 cents dearer, and skirtings 10c cheaper, and open tops 20-30 cents dearer.

FLEECE

Fleece prices rose by 20-50 cents today with better spec wools the most affected. There was strong interest on 20.5u and broader, and also 18.5u which were up to 50 cents dearer.

The passed-in rate for fleece was 9.1%.

SKIRTINGS

Skirtings finished the day around 10 cents cheaper.

OPEN TOP

There was again strong demand for open tops, pushing prices 20-40 cents dearer today.

 

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market trend continuing stronger.

COMMENT

In a mainly broader offering today, the market continues upward.

FLEECE

Generally 1 to 2% dearer with 19.5 micron and broader most affected.

SKIRTINGS

Very firm

OPEN TOP

Unchanged

AUSTRALIAN WEEKLY MARKET REPORT

Comment

The week was highlighted by the designated Tasmanian sale. The offering was of mixed quality but included some very stylish fine and superfine wool. There is no doubt that many buyers are focusing on the mulesing status on these speciality types and those clips that were offered with RWS certification attracted very strong and wide spread interest. The market was extremely well supported across all types and descriptions despite the large national offering. Italian interests were more active in the better offering.

AWEX Eastern Indicator compared with 05/02/2021

Eastern Indicator

Close: 1275

Change in % -0.78

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Authentico Index Values

15 Micron

Close: 3417

Change in %:  +0.2

16 Micron

Close: 2646

Change in %: -0.9

17 Micron

Close: 2289

Change in %: +1.51

18 Micron

Close: 1929

Change in %: +0.73

19 Micron

Close: 1693

Change in %: +2.61

Authentico Indicator

Close: 2306

Change in %: +0.65

Forecast

The volume offered over the past few weeks was expected to ask some questions about the real underlying strength of the market. The market stability, much more than most would have expected, should set the tone for the coming months. While the Chinese market still dominates, there is no doubt more enquiry and buying interest from other origins.

Auction offering – current week

Market          Sale          Offered             Sold       Passed In

North                      S 33                      13507                      11871                12.1%

South                     M 33                     27620                      24016               13.0%

West                       F 33                       8683                        7644                 12.0%

Auction offering – next week

Market          Sale          Sale days          Volume

North                      S 34                      T – W                          11594

South                     M 34                      T – W – T                    27397

West                       F 34                       T- W                            9986

 

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EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

NM, Authentico & RWS wool keenly sought today in limited offering.

COMMENT

The market finished the week on a positive tone with Melbourne the only market selling today.

Best style fine wool continues to be the main focus from all sectors.

FLEECE

16.5 micron and finer 1-2% easier today in a less stylish offering.

17.5 micron 2% dearer in keen competition for NM / RWS

18/21 micron par to 1% dearer.

 

SKIRTINGS

Best style PCS/BLS keenly sought up to 2% dearer.

All others generally unchanged.

OPEN TOP

1% easier.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market dearer.

Comment

South Island only offering 6,900 bales.  The selection consisted of 70% good/average colour crossbred fleece, 10% lambs good colour new season clip, 5% crossbred shears, good/average colour bulk 75mm, 13% crossbred oddments and 2% miscellaneous types.  A much more animated tone in the auction today with some spirited bidding on the more favourable better colour types pushing prices up across all types finishing on a strong note.  All sectors operating today.

Fleece

All descriptions 5% dearer.

Shears

Crossbred second shear 6% dearer.

Lambs

New season lambs 6% dearer.

Oddments

Crossbred oddments including lamb oddments 4% dearer.

Passings

8% Passed In.

Next Auction

South Island offering 4,900 bales and North Island offering 10,500 bales on 18th February.

FREMANTLE MARKET REPORT

COMMENT

Fleece firm to slightly dearer, and skirtings 10-20c dearer, and open tops 10-20 cents cheaper.

FLEECE

The fleece market was very similar to yesterday with prices generally firm to 10 cents dearer. Better tested wools were the most affected with some lots 15-20 cents dearer.

The passed-in rate for fleece was 9.3%.

SKIRTINGS

Skirtings finished the day around 10-20 cents dearer.

OPEN TOP

Open tops were generally 20-40 cents cheaper today.

 

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

The sale was dominated by the feature Tasmanian offering.

COMMENT

All best fine wool keenly sought after.

FLEECE

Best non mulesed and RWS certified Tasmanian grown wool keenly sought after and up to 1% dearer

All other descriptions very firm

SKIRTINGS

Similar trend to the fleece wool. The best Tasmanian skirtings were 1% dearer. All other good skirtings were generally unchanged.

Burry types 1 to 2% easier

OPEN TOP

1% easier.

FREMANTLE MARKET REPORT

COMMENT

Fleece firm to slightly dearer, and skirtings 20-30c cheaper, and open tops 30-40 cents cheaper.

FLEECE

Fleece prices were generally firm today, with better spec wools 19.5u and finer 5-10 cents dearer. There was good, even competition from most exporters today, although the market eased back marginally in the last 15 minutes.

The passed-in rate for fleece was 7.7%.

SKIRTINGS

Skirtings finished the day around 20-30 cents cheaper with finer microns the most affected.

OPEN TOP

Open tops were generally 20-40 cents cheaper today.

 

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Fine wool market very firm, broader slightly off.

COMMENT

19.5 micron and finer closed around similar levels

FLEECE

17.5 micron and finer fully firm

18.0/19.5 generally unchanged to slightly easier with some irregularity

20.0 / 22.0 micron 1 to 2% easier

SKIRTINGS

All good skirtings 18.5 micron and finer generally unchanged. Long staple length and higher VM 1% easier

OPEN TOP

Up to 1% easier.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market continues to be firm.

Comment

North Island only offering 7,400 bales.  The selection consisted of 30% average colour crossbred fleece, 25% lambs good colour new season clip, 28% crossbred shears, good/average colour bulk 75mm, 15% oddments and 2% miscellaneous types.  Good competition with a generally positive sentiment and most sectors operating.

Fleece

Good colour fleeces sellers favour.

Poorer style fleece firm.

Shears

Crossbred second shear firm.

Lambs

New season lambs very firm.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

7% Passed In.

Next Auction

South Island only offering 6,700 bales on 11th February.