U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 9/15/2016  

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 461,400 pieces for 2016 were up 86 percent from the previous week and 27 percent from the prior-4 week average.  Whole cattle hide sales of 439,900 pieces were for China (306,800 pieces), South Korea (84,500 pieces), Mexico (15,400 pieces), Taiwan (12,900 pieces), and Indonesia (7,200 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Thailand (500 pieces).  Exports of 384,300 pieces were up 5 percent from the previous week and 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 372,800 pieces were primarily to China (234,400 pieces), South Korea (56,400 pieces), Taiwan (27,000 pieces), Mexico (22,900 pieces), and Thailand (12,100 pieces). 

Net sales of 111,600 wet blues for 2016 were down 40 percent from the previous week, but up 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (38,100 unsplit), Vietnam (33,600 unsplit), and China (15,300 unsplit and 7,100 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for South Korea (500 grain splits and 100 unsplit).  Exports of 124,200 wet blues were up 36 percent from the previous week and 33 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to China (22,600 unsplit and 17,600 grain splits), Italy (23,600 unsplit and 1,700 grain splits), and Mexico (11,500 unsplit and 11,100 grain splits).  Net sales of splits totaling 199,100 pounds for 2016 were reported for Vietnam (64,300 pounds), Hong Kong (48,800 pounds), Taiwan (44,700 pounds), and Italy (21,900 pounds).  Exports of 353,500 pounds were down 42 percent from the previous week and 37 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (248,500 pounds), China (100,000 pounds), and South Korea (5,000 pounds). 

WEEKLY NET

SALES ACTIVITY 

COUNTRY

WHOLE

WET BLUES

 

CATTLE
HIDES
1601

 

CALF
SKINS
1602

 

KIP
SKINS
1603

 

CROUPONS
1604

 

UNSPLIT
1606

 

GRAIN
SPLIT
1607

 

DROP
SPLITS
1608

THOUSAND UNITS

ITALY

1.6

0.1

17.3

 

38.1

 

21.9

NETHLDS

 

 

4.1

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

5.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

12.9

 

 

 

 

 

44.7

CHINA

306.8

 

 

 

15.3

7.1

7.3

HG KONG

 

 

 

 

2.9

 

48.8

INDNSIA

7.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

84.5

 

 

 

-0.1

-0.5

12.0

THAILND

-0.5

 

 

 

12.1

 

 

VIETNAM

4.8

 

 

 

33.6

 

64.3

ARGENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAZIL

1.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEXICO

15.4

 

 

 

1.3

1.8

 

NET SALES

439.9

0.1

21.4

0.0

103.2

8.4

199.1

WEEKLY EXPORTS

372.8

1.5

10.0

0.0

88.8

35.4

353.5

ACCUM. EXPORTS

13,590.9

10.0

133.2

0.0

3,421.9

1,557.9

33,943.5

OUTSTANDING SALES

2,825.7

0.0

31.0

0.0

500.3

237.3

5,758.0