There was not a lot to celebrate with the market this week. Prices, on average, moved sideways. A few selected choice clips sold very well to Italian interests and with good market premiums. The emphasis was on quality. This was the last opportunity for any volume of best fine wool and the buyers were selective. If the wool was not in this very best range, the prices tended to slide towards the base Chinese levels which didn’t move much over the week.

AWEX Eastern Indicator compared with 23/02/24

Eastern Indicator

Close: 1158

Change in % +0.1

Authentico Index Values

15 Micron

Close: 3346

Change in %: +2.0

16 Micron

Close: 2220

Change in %: -2.4

17 Micron

Close: 1884

Change in %: -2.6

18 Micron

Close: 1736

Change in %: -2.2

19 Micron

Close: 1551

Change in %:  -1.5

Authentico Indicator

Close: 2019

Change in %: -1.6


Most trading companies are indicating a lack of demand across all types and descriptions. The generally flat market is probably not helping greatly with many sitting on the fence, waiting for the market to move in either direction. A small improvement in the market is typically followed by a leveling out the next day. This is what happened this week.

Auction offering – current week

MarketSaleOfferedSoldPassed In
NorthS 35 100289761 2.7%
SouthM 35 2035718876 7.3%
West F 35 7752 7032 9.3%

Auction offering – next week

Sale days
NorthS 36 T / W 9795
SouthM 36 T / W 22819
WestF 36 T / W 8540

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