Recent reports have indicated that the number of auctions taking place across Australia dropped in late June 2014. However in some places auction numbers were still high. Dubbo, a regional town in New South Wales, had a greater number of auctions scheduled in the fourth week of June compared to any other Australian suburb or town. There were 23 auctions scheduled during that period. To put the numbers in context of the bigger picture, about 2216 auctions were planned to be held all over Australia, with about 1787 of them in major metropolises.

 Auctions Lower than Previous Year

According to Robert Larocca of RP Data, volumes are lower in all important auction markets right now, but when compared to the same period in 2013, volumes are up by about eight percent. Approximately 834 auctions were planned to happen in Melbourne compared to 1016 a week earlier. The rate of clearance in Melbourne was the robust the city has seen in recent months. Sydney saw 688 auctions compared to 798 during the previous week.

Brisbane had about 123 auctions, compared to the 132 auctions that were held the previous week. Adelaide has hosted 65 auctions compared to 74 only few days ago. There were 33 scheduled auctions in Canberra. Perth and Tasmania have 36 and 13 auctions respectively.

The lesser incidence of auctions mean that Melbourne could enjoy a quiet time. To put it in perspective, there were approximately 1,000 auctions last year in any given week in Melbourne. Mr. Larocca has expressed the opinion that the auction number for the Melbourne markets will be cool in tandem with the prevailing winter sales period.


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