U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 8/18/2016  

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 465,600 pieces for 2016 were up 14 percent from the previous week and 26 percent from the prior-4 week average.  Whole cattle hide sales of 466,500 pieces were for China (317,500 pieces), South Korea (87,000 pieces), Mexico (22,100 pieces), Taiwan (17,900 pieces), and Thailand (10,400 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Spain (200 pieces).  Exports of 355,200 pieces were down 26 percent from the previous week and 15 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 345,700 pieces were primarily to China (226,000 pieces), South Korea (70,300 pieces), Mexico (19,600 pieces), Thailand (11,400 pieces), and Taiwan (7,300 pieces).    

Net sales of 39,600 wet blues for 2016 were up 3 percent from the previous week, but down 63 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (16,700 unsplit and 7,000 grain splits), Thailand (6,400 unsplit), Italy (5,300 unsplit), and Hong Kong (2,600 unsplit).  Reductions were reported for Japan (300 grain splits), the Dominican Republic (100 unsplit), Mexico (100 unsplit), and Hong Kong (100 grain splits).  Exports of 85,300 wet blues were down 37 percent from the previous week and 32 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to Italy (20,900 unsplit and 3,600 grain splits), China (14,500 unsplit and 7,000 grain splits), and Mexico (7,200 grain splits and 2,900 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 165,500 pounds for 2016 resulted as increases for China (244,600 pounds) and South Korea (8,400 pounds), were partially offset by reductions for Vietnam (32,100 pounds), Hong Kong (31,700 pounds), and Italy (23,700 pounds).  Exports of 684,700 pounds were reported to Vietnam (249,400 pounds), Hong Kong (242,300 pounds), China (100,000 pounds), and South Korea (92,900 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

5.6

 

-0.9

 

5.3

 

-23.7

SPAIN

-0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

4.8

 

 

 

 

-0.3

 

TAIWAN

17.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA

317.5

 

 

 

16.7

7.0

244.6

INDIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HG KONG

 

 

 

 

2.6

-0.1

-31.7

KOR REP

87.0

 

 

 

0.5

 

8.4

THAILND

10.4

 

 

 

6.4

 

 

VIETNAM

1.3

 

 

 

 

 

-32.1

DOM REP

 

 

 

 

-0.1

 

 

MEXICO

22.1

 

 

 

-0.1

1.7

 

NET SALES

466.5

0.0

-0.9

0.0

31.3

8.3

165.5

WEEKLY EXPORTS

345.7

0.0

9.6

0.0

55.5

29.9

684.7

ACCUM. EXPORTS

12,108.1

6.5

116.9

0.0

3,134.2

1,433.6

32,020.2

OUTSTANDING SALES

2,878.0

2.1

26.7

0.0

370.6

314.7

6,744.9