The market opened opened cautiously, a little flat in the tone of bidding. However, the buyer interest certainly improved in the second half of the auction to remain well supported to the close.
The passed in rate was 3.6% and 7.4% in Sydney and Melbourne respectively.
16.5 micron and finer 1% dearer in a good quality selection. Italian interests.
17.5 / 20.5 micron 0.5% easier
21.0 / 22.0 micron unchanged
Good skirtings unchanged
18.5 micron and finer unchanged
19.5 / 20.5 micron 1 to 2% easier