Currency markets are fluctuating a little and this is impacting on market confidence. The AWEX EMI was down just 7 USC (0.5%) for the week but 1.2% lower in local currency. The smaller volume offering, just 21,000 bales nationally, wouldn’t have helped. And furthermore, 15% of those were passed in, resulting in just 18,000 bales being sold to the trade for the week. Topmakers seem to be taking the most advantage of the more subdued tone in the auction room. The small offering of better yielding and performing types were largely unchanged but all other descriptions were irregular.

AWEX Eastern Indicator compared with 31/05/2019

Eastern Indicator

Close: 1864

Change in % -1.22%

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Schneider Indicators compared with 31/05/2019

↑15 Micron

Close: 2,540

Change in %: +0.24%

↓16 Micron

Close: 2,306

Change in %: -1.86%

↓17 Micron

Close:  2,230

Change in %: -1.75%

↓18 Micron

Close: 2,167

Change in %: -0.32%

↓19 Micron

Close: 2,090

Change in %: -2.01%


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.

Wool indicators are anyway based on Australian Dollar.

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Sales in Fremantle will be on again next week after a one-week break. It’s a very quiet time of the year in Western Australia and each year there are a few weeks during this period without sales.

The drought continues in parts of NSW. Lambing numbers were significantly affected last year and young weaner weathers are being sold as we move into winter without sufficient grass cover. This will impact further on wool production this year, particularly in the New England region where the Italian market often relies on heavily for volume of quality types.

Auction offering – current week

Selling Centres for week 49

Market          Sale          Offered             Sold       Passed In

North                    S 49                      9495                          8162                  14.0%

South                   M 49                     12249                        10218                 16.6%

West                     F 49                      no sale


Auction offering – next week

Market          Sale          Sale days          Volume

North                      S 50                        W-T                          8242

South                     M 50                       W-T                          15136

West                       F 50                        W-T                            6611


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