EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Improved market sentiment.

COMMENT

Slightly dearer trend on average and less than 10% were passed in. Non Mulesed (NM) wool less affected by this week’s easing trend.

FLEECE

Better lots with good yields very firm. Keenest demand is on 17.0/18.5 micron from Italian interests. These are dearer than equivalent lots 16.0/16.5 micron.

Good to average specification –

16.5 micron 1% easier

17.0 / 18.5 micron unchanged

19.0 / 21.5 micron par to 1% dearer

SKIRTINGS

Generally firm, tending slightly dearer for the better lots.

OPEN TOP

Unchanged in a small selection.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market easier. Yield having a strong influence in a poor quality offering.

COMMENT

Around 18% passed in.

FLEECE

Better lots with good yields 1 to 2% easier

Good specification 2% easier

Yield related inferior types, tender, dusty fleece 2 to 3% easier.

SKIRTINGS

Up to 2% easier and irregular

OPEN TOP

Nominally 2% easier

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Better tone. Market slightly easier.

COMMENT

All types and descriptions were about 1% easier. 25% of the wool offered for sale was passed in.

FLEECE

Better lots with good yields 1% easier

Good specification 1-2% easier

Inferior types  1-2% easier

SKIRTINGS

The few better lots were still keenly sought after. Others 1% easier.

OPEN TOP

1 to 2% easier.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market easier.

COMMENT

All types and descriptions were about 1-2% easier. 15.5% of the wool offered for sale was passed in.

FLEECE

Better lots with good yields 1-2% easier

Good specification 2-3% easier

Inferior types  2-3% easier

SKIRTINGS

The few better lots were still keenly sought after. Others 1-2% easier.

OPEN TOP

1 to 2% easier.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market easier.

COMMENT

All types and descriptions were about 1% easier. 20% of the wool offered for sale was passed in.

FLEECE

Better lots with good yields par / 1% easier

Good specification 1% easier

Inferior types 1 tot 2% easier

SKIRTINGS

The few better lots were still keenly sought after. Others 1% easier.

OPEN TOP

1 to 2% easier.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Not a lot of change for better length and performing types but a little easier overall.

COMMENT

Buyers concentrated on the better length and performing types today with less interest in the tender wools.

FLEECE

Better lots generally firm.

Chinese specification fleece 18.5 micron and finer not much change. 19.0 / 21.0 micron 1% easier

Most inferior/tender types 1 to 2% easier.

SKIRTINGS

The few better lots were still keenly sought after. Others 1 to 2% easier.

OPEN TOP

1% easier.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

More positive tone continues.

COMMENT

Market up to 1% dearer.

FLEECE

All par to 1% dearer with the better specification and the most inferior lots most affected.

SKIRTINGS

1% dearer for all descriptions

OPEN TOP

Nominally very firm.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Following from the better tone last Thursday, all types and descriptions were dearer.

COMMENT

The upbeat ‘trade talk’ prior to the sale eventuated with more positive comment flowing from recent Chinese activity.

FLEECE

Few very best lots 19.0 micron and finer par to 1% dearer

Good to average specification 16.5 / 20.5 micron all 1 to 2% dearer

Inferior and tender types 17.0 / 20.5 micron were very keenly sought by Chinese interests and closed 3% dearer.

 

SKIRTINGS

1% dearer for all descriptions

OPEN TOP

Nominally 1% dearer.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

A much better market tone.

COMMENT

Inferior types were more keenly sought after and closed a little dearer.

FLEECE

Very best lots were tending harder to buy in a small offering.

Good to average lots from 17.5 / 21.5 micron fully firm.

Inferior lots, tender, low yielding fleece were par to 1% dearer.

 

SKIRTINGS

Very firm, tending dearer for better lots. Others unchanged.

OPEN TOP

Nominally unchanged but irregular.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market uncertainty continues.

COMMENT

A large variation in price relative to the specification on offer. Yield, length and strength all major contributors to the sale result of individual lots.

FLEECE

It’s difficult to quote good weaving types due to a small selection.

Best lots nominally 1% easier from 17.0 / 21.5 micron.

All others 18.5 micron and finer 2 to 3% easier and 19.0 / 21.5 micron up to 2% easier.

 

SKIRTINGS

Good lots in limited supply up to 3% easier.

OPEN TOP

Nominally 2 to 3% easier.