Demand slowed again this week as the small offering as well as the still drought affected wools are having an impact. With a large percentage of the offering having poor spec and very low yield, exporters are finding these types harder to place orders. These poorest style wools saw the largest loss over the week. Growers were very resistant to the fall in prices with 21.3% of the entire offering passed in. The better spec and yielding wools were less affected, whilst those with best style were barely affected as a real gap has begun to emerge between quality.

AWEX Eastern Indicator compared with 07/06/2019

Eastern Indicator

Close: 1823

Change in % -2.20%

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Schneider Indicators compared with 07/06/2019

↓15 Micron

Close: 2,494

Change in %: -1.84%

↓16 Micron

Close: 2,253

Change in %: -2.35%

↓17 Micron

Close:  2,176

Change in %: -2.48%

↓18 Micron

Close: 2,117

Change in %: -2.36%

↓19 Micron

Close: 2,068

Change in %: -1.06%


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Sales will take a break once again this week in Fremantle seeing the national offering drop back again to just 19,745.

As the drought continues across much of NSW and QLD the generally poor offering will continue for the foreseeable future. There is a generally small national offering forecast for the next couple of weeks leading into the three week recess. Hopefully this can stimulate the market a little as buyers need to complete orders and look to have enough wool to keep the machines running through the recess.

Auction offering – current week

Selling Centres for week

Market          Sale          Offered             Sold       Passed In

North                    S 50                      7923                          6841                  13.7%

South                   M 50                     14256                        11757                 17.5%

West                     F 50                      5961                          3562                  25.0%


Auction offering – next week

Market          Sale          Sale days          Volume

North                      S 50                        W-T                          8327

South                      M 50                       W-T                          11418

West                        No Sale


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