There was fair demand for the 115,065 packages (7,401,593
kilos) on offer at irregular levels.13.51% did not receive
interest and were unsold.
Best BP1s available saw improved interest gaining upto
USC16 while brighter categories were irregular varying between
firm to USC8 dearer to easier by upto USC12 with mediums a weak
feature and eased by USC2 to USC12 but a few lines were upto
Lower mediums met better absorption at USC2 to USC10 above
last prices with plainer descriptions ranging between firm to
USC10 easier but a few invoices appreciated with quality.
The best PF1s on offer gained upto USC22 with brighter
varieties appreciating by USC6 to USC12 while mediums varied
between USC2 to USC14 dearer to easier by upto USC18 and some
lines remained without bids.
Lower mediums were generally firm on last rates while plainer
sorts were barely steady to USC26 and more below last prices
The best PDUSTs in the market were discounted by upto
USC15 with brighter categories easing by USC2 to USC12 while
mediums were irregular varying between USC12 dearer to easier by
Lower medium PDUSTs held value with plainer varieties
irregular and ranged between USC2 to USC6 dearer to easier by
Best DUST1s on offer met good absorption and gained
upto USC8 while brighter categories varied between firm to USC14
above last rates to easier by upto USC6 with mediums firm to
USC14 dearer but a few teas shed upto USC4.
Lower mediums were steady to USC8 dearer with plainer
descriptions varying between firm to USC6 dearer to easier by
In the Secondary Catalogues BPs appreciated while PFs were
irregular. Clean well sorted coloury Fannings and similar DUSTs
appreciated. Other Fannings and DUSTS were firm. BMFs were well
absorbed at dearer levels.
Yemen and other Middle Eastern countries lent strong support
while Pakistan Packers, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, other CIS
states and Iran showed more activity with Sudan slightly more
Egyptian Packers maintained interest but there was less
enquiry from UK and Bazaar.
Somalia was more active.