Australian Weekly Market Report

Published April 12, 2019 by Mark Symes


Demand continued to ease this week in a slightly larger, poor quality offering. The offering consisting of mainly low yielding and tender wools caused the market to fall as demand for these types lessens. The better style and specification wools are still well supported with the select better types being highly sought after. For the third consecutive week the crossbred market has closed dearer as buyers look to buy the cheaper wool and limit any risk in the falling market. This increase meant that the EMI fell by only 0.2% for the week.

AWEX Eastern Indicator compared with 29/03/2019

Eastern Indicator

Close: 1936

Change in % -0.21%

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Schneider Indicators compared with 29/03/2019

15 Micron (*)

Close: 2,707

Change in %: -6.58

16 Micron

Close: 2,477

Change in %: 0.00

17 Micron

Close:  2,351

Change in %: -1.32

18 Micron

Close: 2,281

Change in %: -0.44

19 Micron

Close: 2,196

Change in %: -0.23

Each indicator is expressed by a number representing a market quotation for a selected range of types and is not a price expression and it’s not influenced by currency fluctuations.

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It is expected that in the coming weeks due to the ongoing drought conditions we will continue to see the poor style offering. There is a slightly larger offering next week which could see the demand for the poor style wools struggle to maintain.  With the A$ hovering around the .7100 level not much change is expected in the market. Volumes may test the market with a short recess on the horizon.

Auction offering – current week

Selling Centres for week 40

Market          Sale          Offered             Sold          Passed In

North                    S 41                  6747                      6426                   4.8%

South                   M 41                19807                     18252                  7.9%

West                     F 41                 10973                      9115                   16.9%

Auction offering – next week

Market          Sale          Sale days          Volume

North                   S 42                 T-W                            9992

South                   M 42                T-W                           21844

West                     F 42                 T-W                           10651

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