Sales have reopened after the three week recess on a cautious tone. The market expectation was for a cheaper market. Prices opened lower but were well maintained in large volume around those adjusted levels.
Best fine certified NM lines remain keenly sought after with 18.5 and finer fully firm. Italian interests dominating.
Good ‘Chinese’ types 16.5 and 17.5 were 3% easier.
18.5 micron 1% easier
19.0/20.0 micron 2% easier
20.5/21.5 micron 3% easier.
Inferior and very tender wool were in small supply and only a little easier, 1%.
Best light fault types 1 to 2% easier, others more irregular.
Generally 1 to 2% easier in a very limited selection.