The most obvious competition was centered around the better specification fine wool, those most suitable for the Italian market. Despite another 50,000 odd bales being offered, there was only minor movements, generally a little lower, for the remainder of the market. The Australian dollar was weaker against the USD resulting in a little more volatility in US terms. With such a wide variety of types available on the market, it’s helping to maintain some stability. The premiums and discounts for the variety of quality on offer is allowing value for the buyers.

AWEX Eastern Indicator compared with 03/03/2022

Eastern Indicator

Close: 1358

Change in % -0.7

Authentico Index Values

15 Micron

Close: 3851

Change in %: +2.5

16 Micron

Close: 2963

Change in %: -2.3

17 Micron

Close: 2663

Change in %: +0.5

18 Micron

Close: 2244

Change in %: +3.8

19 Micron

Close: 1877

Change in %:  +1.2

Authentico Indicator

Close: 2638

Change in %: +1.0


Next week’s sale will be held on Wednesday and Thursday only. Wools 19.0 and broader are in greater supply than 18.5 micron and finer types, and this is encouraging healthy market premiums for micron. We have been witnessing a slightly softer tone in the market for 19.0 micron and broader but with every opportunity, there is a buyer ready when they recognise some value. This trend is aiding the relative stability in the market.

Delays in the ability to containerise shipments, predominantly ex Melbourne, would be impacting on the market as well. If we can’t ship the wool, there is less urgency to buy.

Auction offering – current week

MarketSaleOfferedSoldPassed In
NorthS 36 1269911379 10.4%
SouthM 36 2473421972 11.2%
WestF 36 10482 8332 20.5%

Auction offering – next week

Sale days
NorthS 37 W / T12421
SouthM 37 W / T25856
WestF 37 W / T10851

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