Australian wool markets again proved hard to predict and this week moved in a vastly different direction compared to the close of the last sales. With all three selling centres in operation, all types and descriptions reversed the downward movement and prices in all sectors were forced substantially higher. The EMI (Eastern Market Indicator) almost fully regained the reductions recorded last week to close this week at 1258ac/clean kg. This represents a gain of almost 3% or 36ac/clean kg for the week. This time last year the EMI was at 1025ac/clean kg, 23% lower than now.