EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market continues upward strongly.

COMMENT

All types and descriptions dearer. A very small percentage passed in today.

FLEECE

21.5 micron and finer 3% dearer

SKIRTINGS

4 to 5% dearer

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Nominally 3 to 4% dearer

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market considerably dearer.

COMMENT

Prices opened at the high basis and were maintained through the sale.

FLEECE

18.5 micron and finer 5% dearer

19.0 / 20.5 micron 8% dearer

21.0/21.5 micron 7% dearer

SKIRTINGS

3 to 4% dearer

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Nominally 3 to 4% dearer

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market dearer again. A very positive result.

COMMENT

Some buyers chasing to accumulate volume right to the close of sale. Prices improved through to the end.

FLEECE

15.5 very firm in a limited selection

16.5 micron 1% dearer

17.5 micron 2% dearer

18.5 / 21.5 micron 3% to 4% dearer

SKIRTINGS

3% to 4% dearer for 19.5 micron and finer

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Nominally up to 4% dearer

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Stronger market

COMMENT

Larger offering

FLEECE

15.5 / 18.0 micron 2 to 3% dearer

18.5 / 19.0 micron 2% dearer

19.5 / 21.5 micron 1% dearer

SKIRTINGS

All descriptions generally par to 1% dearer

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Nominally up to 1% dearer

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

 

COMMENT

Market less excited today.

FLEECE

Best style and strength well supported generally unchanged.

All others par to 1% easier.

SKIRTINGS

All descriptions generally firm.

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Small selection firm.

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COMMENT

Smaller offering stirs up the market.

FLEECE

16.5 / 17.0 micron 1-2% dearer.

17.5 / 19.5 micron 2% dearer.

20.0 / 21.5 micron 2 to 3% dearer.

SKIRTINGS

All descriptions generally 2% dearer.

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Small selection 1-2% dearer.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Very limited selection.

COMMENT

Market generally a little easier overall but with some better interest in finer types.

FLEECE

16.5 / 17.5 micron fully firm

18.0 / 20.0 micron 1 to 2% easier

20.5 / 21.5 micron 2 to 3% easier

SKIRTINGS

16.5 / 17.0 micron fully firm. All others 2 to 3 % easier

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Insufficient to quote.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market cheaper

COMMENT

Only a little over 8,500 bales were sold between Sydney and Melbourne.

FLEECE

18.5 micron and finer 3% easier

19.5 / 21.5 micron 4% easier

SKIRTINGS

All good descriptions 3% easier

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Nominally 3% easier

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market closed around similar levels.

COMMENT

A slightly softer opening but improved as the sale progressed, particularly finer micron types.

FLEECE

17.5  micron and finer better specification 1% dearer, others very firm

18.5 micron unchanged

19.5 / 21.5 micron better specification firm, others 1% easier

SKIRTINGS

All good descriptions unchanged

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Nominally unchanged

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market around about. Sydney and Melbourne sale result a little different, influenced by the quality of the selection.

COMMENT

8.5% passed in. More in Sydney than Melbourne.

FLEECE

15.5 / 16.5 micron 1% easier

17.5 / 18.5 micron fully firm

19.5 micron 1% dearer

20.5/21.5 micron 1% easier

SKIRTINGS

All descriptions unchanged

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Nominally unchanged