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.

OPEN TOP

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

OPEN TOP

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

OPEN TOP

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

OPEN TOP

Keenly sought – 1 to 2% dearer.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

Market generally firm compared to Sydney and Melbourne

COMMENT

In a bit of an anomaly, the market has ignored the cheaper close in Fremantle last week to remain generally firm .

FLEECE

All generally firm. Better competition on the best specification lots.

SKIRTINGS

17.5 micron and finer tending a little dearer, 18.0 and broader a little cheaper.

OPEN TOP

Very firm.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

COMMENT

Market settles around yesterday’s basis. Best fine wool still keenly sought.

FLEECE

18.5 micron and finer best specification par to 1% dearer

18.5 micron and finer good to average specification unchanged

19.0 / 19.5 micron unchanged

20.0 / 21.0 micron 1% easier

21.5/22.0 micron unchanged

SKIRTINGS

Best lots all 1% dearer

Others unchanged

OPEN TOP

Nominally 1% easier.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

COMMENT

Strong market sentiment today with Chinese indents leading the charge and the A$ on the improve.

FLEECE

16.5 micron and finer 4% dearer

17.0 to 21.5 micron 4% dearer

SKIRTINGS

17.5 micron and finer 4% dearer

18.0 to 21.5 micron 3% dearer

OPEN TOP

Nominally 3-4% dearer.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

COMMENT

Market dearer despite the strength of the A$ and the larger volume offered this week.

FLEECE

16.5 micron and finer 3% dearer

17.0 to 18.5 micron up to 2% dearer

19.0 / 22.0 micron 1-2% dearer

SKIRTINGS

17.5 micron and finer 2-3% dearer

18.0 to 19.0 micron 2% dearer

OPEN TOP

Nominally 2% dearer.

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

COMMENT

Market dearer as buyers scramble to accumulate wool with a particular focus on finer microns.

FLEECE

18.0 micron and finer 2% dearer

18.5 to 19.5 micron up to 1% dearer

20.0 / 22.0 micron buyers favour

SKIRTINGS

17.5 micron and finer 2% dearer

18.0 to 19.0 micron 1% dearer

OPEN TOP

Nominally 1% dearer. The selection is generally on the short side

 

EASTERN AUSTRALIAN MARKET REPORT

COMMENT

Market generally firm with some variability

FLEECE

16.5 micron and finer 2 to 3% dearer in very limited supply

17.0 / 20.0 micron unchanged

20.5 / 22.0 micron up to 1% easier

SKIRTINGS

Better light fault skirtings very firm. Faulty and inferior types up to 1% easier

OPEN TOP

17.5 micron and finer 1% dearer, 18.5/19.5 micron 1% easier.