Fleece 15-20 cents dearer, skirtings and open tops 20 cents dearer.
The fleece market opened in line with the east with prices generally 20-30 cents dearer. 18.5u and finer better spec wools were the most affected. Techwool was the dominant buyer and as other exporters pulled back in the last 30 minutes prices came off 10-15 cents and closed not much higher than last week.
The passed-in rate for fleece was at 14.7%.
18.5u and finer skirtings were 20 cents dearer, while broader microns were unchanged.
Open tops were generally 20 cents dearer.