EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

The market was around 1% dearer on average.

COMMENT

Fine wool keenly sought after in a smaller offering.

FLEECE

All descriptions 1% dearer with 16.5 micron and finer most affected.

SKIRTINGS

1.5% dearer with 16.5 micron and finer most affected, following the same pattern as the fleece.

OPEN TOP

Nominally 1 to 2% dearer.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Around 1% dearer in a more positive market tone.

COMMENT

Very firm start but the market was dearer as the sale progressed.

FLEECE

15.0 / 16.0 micron 1% dearer

16.5 / 17.0 micron fully firm

17.5 / 21.5 micron 1% dearer

SKIRTINGS

Sellers favour

OPEN TOP

Slightly dearer

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Stylish superfine well supported, others easier.

COMMENT

Most descriptions were up to 2% easier today.

FLEECE

15.0 / 15.5 micron 1% dearer in a suitable selection. NM most affected.

16.0 micron 1% easier.

16.5 / 21.5 micron 2% easier.

SKIRTINGS

1 to 2% easier.

OPEN TOP

1 to 2% easier.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market trending a little dearer again.

COMMENT

Another very good sale. Prices marginally dearer across the board.

FLEECE

Best style, length and strength 19.0 micron and finer fully firm.

Good specification 20.0 micron and finer 1% dearer, 20.5 / 21.5 micron 1.5% dearer.

Inferior / tender wool 1% dearer.

SKIRTINGS

Better skirtings up to 1% dearer.

OPEN TOP

1% dearer.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market dearer but in a much more sensible and orderly fashion.

COMMENT

Chinese inferior qualities most affected.

FLEECE

Best 16.5 micron and finer 1% dearer.

Best 17.0 / 19.5 micron fully firm.

Good / average specification-

18.5 micron and finer up to 1% dearer, finest most affected.

19.0 / 21.5 micron 1.5% dearer.

Inferior / tender types –

16.5 / 18.5 micron 3 to 4% dearer.

19.0 / 20.5 micron 1% dearer.

SKIRTINGS

18.0 micron and finer 0.5% dearer.

18.5 / 19.5 micron 1% dearer.

OPEN TOP

1% dearer.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market cheaper. Chinese activity very quiet resulting in 55% of the fleece wool being passed in and just 3300 bales of fleece sold between the Sydney and Melbourne market.

COMMENT

Better fine wool much less affected. It was the typical Chinese types that were neglected today.

FLEECE

Italian types in a good offering 15.5 to 18.5 micron fully firm.

Good specification –

16.5 micron and finer unchanged

17.0 / 19.0 micron 2% easier

19.5 / 21.0 micron 3% easier

Inferior and tender wool 16.5 / 18.0 micron 3 to 4% easier.

 

SKIRTINGS

2% easier.

OPEN TOP

2% easier.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market around 1% below the level of Fremantle 26th September.

COMMENT

Good competition but some grower resistance to sell in a softer market. Prices settled a little lower than the last Fremantle sale.

FLEECE

Compared to Sydney and Melbourne – better specification lot’s and NM clips least affected.

18.5 micron and finer 3 to 5% easier.

19.0 / 21.0 micron 3% easier

SKIRTINGS

3% easier compared to Sydney and Melbourne quotes.

OPEN TOP

2 to 3% easier.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

 

COMMENT

Market settles today with solid support from China.

FLEECE

Best Style 18 micron and finer firm .

18.5 micron and broader 1-2% dearer.

Ave/Inferior style 1-2% easier.

 

SKIRTINGS

18.5 micron and finer 1-2% dearer.

19.0 micron and broader 1-2% dearer.

OPEN TOP

1% dearer in limited offering.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market dearer.

COMMENT

Market moves into positive territory after Nanjing Wool Conference.

FLEECE

18 micron and finer 2-3% dearer.

18.5 micron and broader 4-5% dearer.

 

SKIRTINGS

18.5 micron and finer 4-5% dearer.

19.0 micron and broader 2-3% dearer.

OPEN TOP

2-3% dearer.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market dearer.

COMMENT

All descriptions closed on average around 1% dearer.

FLEECE

15.0 to 16.0 micron came under strong pressure, especially better non mulesed lots and closed 2% dearer.

16.5 / 17.5 micron 1 to 2% dearer.

18.0 / 19.5 micron up to 1% dearer.

20.0 / 21.5 micron 1 to 2% dearer.

SKIRTINGS

17.5 micron and finer 1 to 2% dearer.

18.0 / 19.0 micron 1% dearer.

OPEN TOP

Nominally 1% dearer.