This week’s sale has highlighted the current market status. There is no particular urgency for anyone to buy wool, yet most sectors are actively buying. Price is the main driver and following a few weeks of slightly improving prices, they have generally settled a little this week. Buyers, traders and topmakers are all buying only what they need for prompt enquiry. This is despite just 25,000 bales being on offer. The very small selection of sub 15.0 micron wool on offer, continues to attract keen competition.

AWEX Eastern Indicator compared with 14/06/24

Eastern Indicator

Close: 1160

Change in % -0.8

Authentico Index Values

15 Micron

Close: 3097

Change in %: +1.5

16 Micron

Close: 2188

Change in %: -1.7

17 Micron

Close: 1875

Change in %: -0.6

18 Micron

Close: 1712

Change in %: -0.6

19 Micron

Close: 1594

Change in %:  -1.3

Authentico Indicator

Close: 1983

Change in %: -0.6


We have just the one sale of the current wool selling season remaining. All eyes during the week might yet be on the volume for sale 1, the first week of July. This sale can often see a spike in volume as growers wait to sell in the new financial year. However, the most recent estimate for sale 1 is similar to that which will be on offer next week (week 52) and around 38,000 bales nationally.

Auction offering – current week

MarketSaleOfferedSoldPassed In
NorthS 51 1125110510 6.6%
SouthM 51 1623914808 8.8%
WestF 51 no sale

Auction offering – next week

Sale days
NorthS 52 T / W 11189
SouthM 52 T / W 20797
WestF 52 T / W 8217

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