U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 5/19/2016 

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 458,700 pieces for 2016 were up 12 percent from the previous week and 36 percent from the prior-4 week average.  Whole cattle hide sales of 458,900 pieces were primarily for China (270,400 pieces), South Korea (107,500 pieces), Taiwan (32,100 pieces), Mexico (30,200 pieces), and Hong Kong (4,500 pieces).  Exports of 359,600 pieces were up 10 percent from the previous week, but down 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 356,300 pieces were primarily to China (228,000 pieces), South Korea (59,900 pieces), Mexico (23,800 pieces), Thailand (19,900 pieces), and Taiwan (14,000 pieces). 

Net sales of 198,700 wet blues for 2016 were up 27 percent from the previous week and 46 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (64,300 unsplit and 14,000 grain splits), Vietnam (40,700 grain splits and 4,600 unsplit), Italy (44,300 unsplit), and South Korea (16,500 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for Taiwan (2,400 grain splits), Thailand (100 unsplit), and Mexico (100 unsplit).  Exports of 188,000 wet blues were up 39 percent from the previous week and 35 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to China (63,200 unsplit and 21,500 grain splits), Italy (35,500 unsplit), Mexico (16,000 grain splits and 5,100 unsplit), and South Korea (10,100 grain splits and 3,300 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 97,800 pounds for 2016 resulted as increases for Hong Kong (367,500 pounds), Mexico (8,000 pounds), and Taiwan (6,700 pounds), were partially offset by reductions for South Korea (192,200 pounds), China (62,000 pounds), and Italy (30,200 pounds).  Exports of 1,198,700 pounds were reported to South Korea (544,900 pounds), China (491,400 pounds), Taiwan (81,700 pounds), and Mexico (80,700 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

3.4

 

-0.1

 

44.3

 

-30.2

JAPAN

3.5

 

-0.1

 

 

0.2

 

TAIWAN

32.1

 

 

 

8.2

-2.4

6.7

CHINA

270.4

 

 

 

64.3

14.0

-62.0

INDIA

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

HG KONG

4.5

 

 

 

1.1

 

367.5

KOR REP

107.5

 

 

 

 

16.5

-192.2

THAILND

 

 

 

 

-0.1

 

 

VIETNAM

3.9

 

 

 

4.6

40.7

 

CANADA

2.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEXICO

30.2

 

 

 

-0.1

7.4

8.0

NET SALES

458.9

0.0

-0.1

0.0

122.3

76.4

97.8

WEEKLY EXPORTS

356.3

0.0

3.2

0.0

125.5

62.4

1,198.7

ACCUM. EXPORTS

7,081.8

6.5

96.2

0.0

1,891.4

938.6

20,853.6

OUTSTANDING SALES

3,021.6

0.0

5.7

0.0

637.8

561.5

8,747.1