EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Better market tone with improved competition.

COMMENT

Buyers keenly competing on good types, particularly fleece wool 19.5 micron and broader with low VM.

FLEECE

19.0 micron and finer fully firm

19.5 micron and broader 1% dearer with light fault most affected.

SKIRTINGS

Good skirtings very firm

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All descriptions firm

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Better specification, light fault types firm. Others a little cheaper in a large offering.

COMMENT

Good clearance rate despite the larger volumes being offered. High VM wool due to better than average seasonal conditions under some pressure.

FLEECE

Best FNF 18.5 micron Firm.

Good / Ave style par to 1% easier.

All descriptions 19 broader generally buyers favor.

SKIRTINGS

Better descriptions 18.5 micron and finer unchanged. All others, particularly the more faulty types, were up to 1% easier.

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all descriptions par to 1% easier.

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Better specification, light fault types firm. Others a little cheaper in a large offering.

COMMENT

Australian dollar remains strong against the USD. Higher passed in rate overall but the clearance rate for NM declared lots appears better than the average.

FLEECE

All 16.5 micron and finer remain keenly sought after and tending dearer in limited supply.

17.0/21.5 better specification with light fault fully firm, others 0.5% easier.

SKIRTINGS

Better descriptions 18.0 micron and finer unchanged. All others, particularly the more faulty types, were up to 1% easier.

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Unchanged.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market finding it difficult to absorb poor style offering with higher VM content.

COMMENT

Fine and better style wool still keenly sought in limited selection.

FLEECE

15.5 micron remains extreme and very keenly sought after particularly RWS.

16.0 / 19.5 micron better specification were 1% easier, while those more inferior were 1 to 2% easier

20.0 / 21.5 micron par to slightly easier

SKIRTINGS

All descriptions generally 1-2% easier.

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All descriptions 19.5 and finer 1-2% easier

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Fine wool market a little easier while the broader end hold’s firm.

COMMENT

Another large national offering.

FLEECE

15.5 micron remains extreme and very keenly sought after

16.0 / 19.5 micron better specification were 1% easier, while those more inferior were 1 to 2% easier

20.0 / 21.5 micron par to slightly easier

SKIRTINGS

18.5 micron and finer fully firm, particularly the few better light fault lots

19.0 / 19.5 micron 1% easier

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All descriptions 19.5 and finer 1% easier

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market finishes the week in positive territory spurred on by consumer confidence.

COMMENT

Market separation between FNF and B/C Fault as we head deeper into autumn shearing. Light VM types keenly sought in limited demand.

FLEECE

16.0 micron in limited supply remains extreme, plus 2%.

16.5 / 17.5 micron 1-2% dearer, with RWS 3/4% dearer in limited offering.

18.0 / 19.0 micron 1-2% dearer

19.5 / 21.5 micron 1-2% dearer

SKIRTINGS

17.5 micron and finer 1-2% dearer in limited offering.

18.0 / 19.5 micron 1-2% dearer

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All descriptions 1-2% dearer.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market dearer.

COMMENT

Main focus has shifted towards the medium to broader micron merino types with light fault types most affected.

FLEECE

16.0 micron in limited supply remains extreme, plus 2%.

16.5 / 17.5 micron fully firm

18.0 / 19.0 micron 1% dearer

19.5 / 21.5 micron 2% dearer

SKIRTINGS

17.5 micron and finer fully firm

18.0 / 19.5 micron 1% dearer

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Tending 1% dearer.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market continues to trade in positive territory.

COMMENT

Best fine difficult to find in deteriorating broader/burry selection today.

FLEECE

16.5/17.5 micron keenly sought finishing 1% dearer for the day.

18.5 / 19.5 micron fully firm

20.0 / 21.5 micron par to sellers favor throughout the day.

SKIRTINGS

17.5 micron and finer 2% dearer in keen competition and limited supply

18.0 micron and broader 1% dearer in limited supply

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18.5 micron and finer 2% dearer.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Fine wool in strong demand.

COMMENT

Large supply of generally faulty broad merinos failed to gain full support and closed cheaper.

FLEECE

17.5 micron and finer nominally very firm

18.0 / 18.5 micron 0.5% dearer

19.0 micron firm

19.5 micron 1% easier

20.0 / 21.5 micron up to 3% easier

SKIRTINGS

17.5 micron and finer fully firm

18.0 / 19.0 micron tending in sellers favour

19.5 / 20.0 micron 1% easier

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18.5 micron and finer 1% dearer, 19.0 micron and broader were 1% easier.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market dearer with fine wool the most in demand.

COMMENT

All descriptions dearer.

FLEECE

18.5 micron and finer 3% dearer

19.0 / 21.0 micron 2% dearer

SKIRTINGS

17.5 micron and finer 3% dearer

18.5 / 19.5 micron 2% dearer

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Followed the trend of the skirtings in small supply.