There was more widespread competition at this week’s auction. The total volume on offer was just 26,000 bales nationally and this included some older bales coming out from the grower held stocks. Selected best style and specification lines, suitable for the Italian market, were keenly sought after. They were around 2% dearer. We’re also seeing some better market premiums for good quality ‘certified’ wools. That is, those that are NM and certified with a QA program. Other than that, it was a generally positive market all round this week. Buyers and traders were all a little more active.

AWEX Eastern Indicator compared with 31/05/24

Eastern Indicator

Close: 1152

Change in % +1.3

Authentico Index Values

15 Micron

Close: 2967

Change in %: -3.0

16 Micron

Close: 2167

Change in %: +1.6

17 Micron

Close: 1861

Change in %: unchanged

18 Micron

Close: 1705

Change in %: +1.1

19 Micron

Close: 1595

Change in %:  +1.9

Authentico Indicator

Close: 1959

Change in %: +0.3


Sales will be held on Wednesday and Thursday next week. The market is expected to remain positive, around these levels.

Auction offering – current week

MarketSaleOfferedSoldPassed In
NorthS 49 1132210969 3.1%
SouthM 49 1557514585 6.4%
WestF 49 no sale

Auction offering – next week

Sale days
NorthS 50 W / T 10636
SouthM 50 W / T 15917
West F 50 W / T 7261

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