AUSTRALIAN WEEKLY MARKET REPORT
The market improved this week particularly in the 18.5 micron and finer categories where we saw most competition across a wide range of types. Local Chinese processing interest created healthy activity in 165/175/185 micron fleece, pieces and belly types. Merino cardings for scouring, carbonizing and knitting types were all well supported with healthy gains over the week. We are starting to see small optimistic movement from Europe and India for the second half of this year, but for the short term main interest is coming from China as outlined above. The A$ trading in a tight range seems to be helping exporters, however we are still faced with containerization and shipping delays which up to this point have not dampened the enthusiasm to buy.
AWEX Eastern Indicator compared with 01/04/2021
Change in % +1.62
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Authentico Index Values
Change in %: +2.5
Change in %: +0.61
Change in %: +1.16
Change in %: +1.19
Change in %: +0.17
Change in %: +1.13
The early seasonal cold and wet conditions are taking its toll in certain wool growing areas slowing shearing rates and warehouses already quite full from passed and held grower stockpiles could slightly influence the market with smaller volumes in the coming weeks. Add to this the deterioration of the selection as autumn shorn wools are carrying higher vm levels leaving exporters scrambling to find low vm through this period to satisfy demand. Demand seems healthy particularly out of China at present which should be enough to keep the market ticking along a positive path.
Auction offering – current week
Market Sale Offered Sold Passed In
North S 43 9692 9155 5.5%
South M 43 21013 18297 12.9%
West F 43 9697 8642 10.9%
Auction offering – next week
Market Sale Sale days Volume
North S 44 T-W 12,493
South M 44 T-W-T 27,286
West F 44 T-W 11,042
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