EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market easier, better lots least affected.

COMMENT

The market tightened a little towards the end of sale as the high passed in rate limited the volume available for sale.

FLEECE

Fine wool most affected. All best descriptions 1% easier, average and inferior wools were 1 to 2% easier.

SKIRTINGS

Up to 1% easier.

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Slightly easier in a limited selection.

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COMMENT

Better specification sought after in a deteriorating selection.

FLEECE

Best style fully firm in limited selection.

Good/Ave style par to 1% easier.

SKIRTINGS

Best skirtings FNF firm

B/C Fault par to 1% easier

 

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Slightly easier in a limited selection.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market currency adjusted as A$ improves.

COMMENT

Better specification keenly sought after in a deteriorating selection.

FLEECE

Best style 17/18.5 micron fully firm in limited selection.

19.0 / 21.5 micron 1% easier

Good/Ave style 1-2% easier.

SKIRTINGS

18.5 micron and finer 1% easier

 

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Unchanged in a limited selection.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market firm but trending up for better specification.

COMMENT

Better specification keenly sought after in a deteriorating selection.

FLEECE

18.5 micron and finer fully firm

19.0 / 21.5 micron better specification up to 2% dearer in limited supply

19.0 / 21.5 micron 1% dearer

SKIRTINGS

18.5 micron and finer slightly easier

19.0 /19.5 micron fully firm

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Unchanged in a limited selection.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Medium micron merinos advance strongly.

COMMENT

18.0 micron and broader all dearer today.

FLEECE

17.5 micron and finer generally unchanged but some irregularity in a much more inferior offering

18.0 micron and broader 2 to 3% dearer. Chinese specification most affected.

SKIRTINGS

15.5 / 16.5 micron 1% dearer

17.0 / 18.0 micron firm

18.5 / 19.5 micron 1% dearer

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1% easier

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market trend continuing stronger.

COMMENT

In a mainly broader offering today, the market continues upward.

FLEECE

Generally 1 to 2% dearer with 19.5 micron and broader most affected.

SKIRTINGS

Very firm

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Unchanged

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

NM, Authentico & RWS wool keenly sought today in limited offering.

COMMENT

The market finished the week on a positive tone with Melbourne the only market selling today.

Best style fine wool continues to be the main focus from all sectors.

FLEECE

16.5 micron and finer 1-2% easier today in a less stylish offering.

17.5 micron 2% dearer in keen competition for NM / RWS

18/21 micron par to 1% dearer.

 

SKIRTINGS

Best style PCS/BLS keenly sought up to 2% dearer.

All others generally unchanged.

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1% easier.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

The sale was dominated by the feature Tasmanian offering.

COMMENT

All best fine wool keenly sought after.

FLEECE

Best non mulesed and RWS certified Tasmanian grown wool keenly sought after and up to 1% dearer

All other descriptions very firm

SKIRTINGS

Similar trend to the fleece wool. The best Tasmanian skirtings were 1% dearer. All other good skirtings were generally unchanged.

Burry types 1 to 2% easier

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1% easier.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Fine wool market very firm, broader slightly off.

COMMENT

19.5 micron and finer closed around similar levels

FLEECE

17.5 micron and finer fully firm

18.0/19.5 generally unchanged to slightly easier with some irregularity

20.0 / 22.0 micron 1 to 2% easier

SKIRTINGS

All good skirtings 18.5 micron and finer generally unchanged. Long staple length and higher VM 1% easier

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Up to 1% easier.

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market around about the same level.

COMMENT

There was more interest in the medium micron merinos with finer types fully firm.

FLEECE

17.5 micron and finer best lots 1% dearer, others fully firm.

18.5 / 20.5 micron par to 1% dearer

SKIRTINGS

Best lots generally unchanged, average lots 1% easier

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Keenly sought – 1 to 2% dearer.