EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Better lots firm, others cheaper.

COMMENT

Growers are now more inclined to pass their wool in as the market continues to ease in a variable but generally poor selection.

FLEECE

Best 17.0 micron and finer fully firm.

Others with good specification, high yield and sound, are still well sort after. Only those around 17.5 / 19.0 micron were a little cheaper.

Inferior types all at least 1% easier and irregular.

SKIRTINGS

Better lots unchanged, others 1% easier.

OPEN TOP

Generally 1% easier.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Better specification firm, others cheaper.

COMMENT

A deteriorating supply in terms of quality.

FLEECE

16.0 micron and finer fully firm for all descriptions

16.5 / 21.5  micron all better specification unchanged, regardless of style

16.5 / 19.5 micron general Chinese specification 1% easier, inferior lots up to 2% easier.

All 20.0 / 21.5 micron generally firm

SKIRTINGS

Skirtings 1% easier

OPEN TOP

Generally unchanged.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Best Fine wool firm and well supported, others easier.

COMMENT

Best style/strength well supported, with lower styles struggling to maintain.

FLEECE

16.5 micron and finer fully firm

17.0 / 17.5 micron best unchanged, inferior 1% easier

18.0 / 18.5 micron best to good types in buyers favour, inferior 1% easier

19.0 / 21.5 micron up to 1% easier with better length and strength least affected.

SKIRTINGS

Best style skirtings firm

Others par to 1% easier.

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Slightly dearer in better selection.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Fine wool firm and well supported, others easier.

COMMENT

Less activity from the Chinese sector on the broader merino types while good fine wool held it’s ground.

FLEECE

16.5 micron and finer fully firm

17.0 / 17.5 micron best unchanged, inferior 1% easier

18.0 / 18.5 micron best to good types in buyers favour, inferior 1% easier

19.0 / 21.5 micron up to 2% easier with better length and strength least affected.

SKIRTINGS

17.0 micron and finer fully firm

17.5 / 19.0 micron 1 to 2% easier

OPEN TOP

Nominally 1% easier.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market dearer.

COMMENT

Roller coaster continues. Much improved competition today.

FLEECE

Tending stronger as the sale progressed.

19.0 micron and finer fully firm on average but Chinese specification were tending a little dearer.

19.5 / 21.5 micron up to 1% dearer with particular focus on 21.0.

SKIRTINGS

Par to 1% dearer, best most affected.

OPEN TOP

Nominally par to 1% dearer.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market easier.

COMMENT

Sydney and Melbourne prices align with the market in Sydney more affected than Melbourne. Melbourne finished on a more positive market tone.

FLEECE

Generally 2% easier.

SKIRTINGS

17.5 micron and finer 1% easier, best least affected. 18.0 / 19.0 micron generally firm in a limited selection.

OPEN TOP

Generally firm.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Superfine wool keenly sought.

COMMENT

Medium and broader microns have settled a little today. Less extreme.

FLEECE

Best 17.0 micron and finer up to 1% dearer with 15.5/16.0 micron most affected.

Best 17.5 / 18.0 micron fully firm.

Good / average 17.0 micron and finer firm unchanged

Good / average 17.5 / 21.5 micron up to 1% easier

SKIRTINGS

Irregular but tending firm unchanged for good types.

OPEN TOP

Fully firm.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market dearer, Chinese dominant.

COMMENT

All descriptions harder to buy in a largely miscellaneous offering.

FLEECE

All types, irrelevant of quality –

17.5 micron and finer 2% dearer

18.0 / 19.5 micron 3% dearer

20.0 / 21.5 micron 2.5% dearer

SKIRTINGS

17.0 micron and finer 3% dearer

17.5 / 19.5 micron 2% dearer

OPEN TOP

2% dearer

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Better type and specification well supported and firm.

COMMENT

Broader and lower specification easier.

FLEECE

Best length and strength 18.0 micron and finer fully firm, tending dearer.

Others-

15.5 micron fully firm

16.0 to 18.5 micron 1% easier

19.0 / 21.5 micron 1 to 2% easier.

SKIRTINGS

Generally par to 1% easier.

OPEN TOP

Nominally unchanged.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Better type and specification well supported and firm.

COMMENT

Broader and lower specification easier.

FLEECE

Best length and strength 18.5 micron and finer fully firm, tending dearer.

Others-

15.5 micron fully firm

16.0 to 18.5 micron 1% easier

19.0 / 21.5 micron 1 to 2% easier.

SKIRTINGS

Generally par to 1% easier.

OPEN TOP

Nominally unchanged.