A most extraordinary week at Australian wool auctions with wildly differing results being achieved on a day to day basis. In a nutshell, the market fell 50ac immediately upon opening, then firmed to remain relatively unchanged on the middle day and then rose 20ac on the final day. The adverse market movements were on the Merino fleece, carding and skirting sectors. The crossbred types experienced much better results and this segment saw levels improve by as much as 25ac clean/kg. The Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) fell 29ac clean/kg from the seasonal high level and concluded the week at 1349ac clean/kg.