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This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period November 7-13, 2014.

Wheat:   Net sales of 361,700 metric tons for delivery in the 2014/2015 marketing year were down 13 percent from the previous week, but up 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destinations (130,500 MT), the Philippines (52,300 MT, including 50,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Japan (52,100 MT), South Korea (43,000 MT), and Jamaica (42,000 MT).  Decreases were reported for Mexico (3,800 MT).  Exports of 178,400 MT were down 43 percent from the previous week and 39 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were the Philippines (54,400 MT), Israel (31,100 MT), Ecuador (30,000 MT), Mexico (22,500 MT), the Dominican Republic (21,000 MT), and Nigeria (10,100 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2014/2015, outstanding optional origin sales total 20,000 MT, all Algeria. 

Exports for Own Account:  Exports for own account totaling 400 MT to Algeria were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account balance is 37,500 MT, all Italy. 

Export Adjustments:  Accumulated exports of white wheat (104) to the Philippines were adjusted down 1,013 MT for week ending November 6th.  This export was reported in error. 

Corn:  Net sales of 908,700 MT for 2014/2015 were up 80 percent from the previous week and 45 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Increases were reported for Japan (447,500 MT, including 40,800 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,900 MT), Mexico (159,600 MT), Peru (149,400 MT, including 35,000 MT switched from Colombia), Taiwan (149,100 MT), and Canada (28,800 MT).  Decreases were reported for unknown destinations (58,600 MT), Colombia (21,400 MT), and Vietnam (4,700 MT).  Exports of 386,900 MT--a marketing-year low--were primarily to Japan (139,800 MT), Mexico (94,900 MT), Colombia (56,600 MT), Peru (34,800 MT), Guatemala (22,600 MT), and Honduras (14,800 MT).

Barley:  Net sales of 4,300 MT for 2014/2015 were reported for Japan (4,000 MT) and Taiwan (300 MT).  There were no exports reported during the week. 

Sorghum: Net sales of 283,400 MT resulted as increases for China (341,400 MT, including 58,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 6,300 MT), were partially offset by decreases for unknown destinations (58,000 MT).  Exports of 179,100 MT were reported to China.   

Rice:  Net sales of 25,100 MT for 2014/2015 were down 62 percent from the previous week and 67 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Costa Rica (10,000 MT), Mexico (7,100 MT), Venezuela (2,800 MT), Saudi Arabia (2,200 MT), and Canada (1,900 MT).  Decreases were reported for unknown destinations (3,600 MT).  Exports of 70,000 MT were down 33 percent from the previous week, but up 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Venezuela (32,800 MT), Japan (12,000 MT), the United Kingdom (9,100 MT), Mexico (5,800 MT), and South Korea (2,900 MT).

Soybeans:  Net sales of 483,000 MT for 2014/2015 --a marketing-year low--were down 55 percent from the previous week and 68 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for China (532,900 MT, including 471,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 182,300 MT), Spain (131,500 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and 60,000 MT switched from China), Mexico (109,100 MT), Japan (78,200 MT, including 57,300 MT switched from unknown destinations), Taiwan (64,600 MT), South Korea (60,300 MT, including 67,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 7,200 MT), and Bangladesh (52,300 MT, switched from unknown destinations).  Decreases were reported for unknown destinations (657,600 MT).   Net sales of 4,500 MT for 2015/2016 were reported for Japan.  Exports of 3,077,000 MT--a marketing-year high--were up 36 percent from the previous week and 39 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (2,417,700 MT), Spain (131,500 MT), Mexico (84,600 MT), Japan (64,000 MT), South Korea (62,500 MT), Vietnam (62,200 MT), Bangladesh (53,200 MT), and the Netherlands (38,800 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2014/2015, outstanding optional origin sales total 1,010,000 MT, and are for China (829,000 MT), Egypt (121,000 MT), and unknown destinations (60,000 MT). 

Exports for Own Account:  Exports for own account totaling 28,900 MT were reported to Canada.  Exports for own account totaling 24,900 MT to Canada were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account balance is 30,700 MT, all Canada. 

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 265,700 MT for 2014/2015 were up noticeable from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.   Increases were reported for Cuba (66,000 MT), unknown destinations (41,100 MT), Venezuela (30,000 MT), Ecuador (29,600 MT, including 3,200 MT switched from unknown destinations), Canada (27,200 MT), and Poland (25,000 MT).   Decreases were reported for Indonesia (9,800 MT).  Exports of 216,900 MT were up 42 percent from the previous week and 15 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were the Philippines (88,400 MT), Ecuador (37,400 MT), Poland (25,000 MT), Canada (15,300 MT), and Honduras (11,300 MT).    

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 19,600 MT for 2014/2015 were up 26 percent from the previous week and 40 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Increases were reported for Mexico (5,600 MT), Nicaragua (3,800 MT), Colombia (3,500 MT), the Dominican Republic (2,900 MT), and Canada, (2,500 MT).  Exports of 10,600 MT were reported to Mexico (6,500 MT), Canada (3,600 MT), Trinidad (200 MT), and Panama (100 MT). 

Cotton:  Net Upland sales of 172,000 RB for 2014/2015 were up 9 percent from the previous week and 41 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (67,900 RB), Turkey (21,400 RB), Indonesia (19,600 RB), Thailand (15,900 RB), and Vietnam (7,900 RB).   Decreases were reported for South Korea (700 RB).  Net sales of 5,900 RB for 2015/2016 were primarily for Indonesia (2,200 RB), El Salvador (1,800 RB), and Japan (1,100 RB).  Exports of 62,600 RB--a marketing-year low were--down 29 percent from the previous week and 22 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (17,900 RB), Turkey (9,200 RB), China (7,600 RB), Thailand (5,500 RB), and Morocco (4,000 RB).  Net American Pima sales of 10,800 RB for 2014/2015 were down 16 percent from the previous week, but up 49 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Increases reported for China (9,100 RB), Thailand (1,000 RB), India (400 RB), and Bangladesh (400 RB), were partially offset by decreases for Pakistan (400 RB).  Exports of 4,000 RB were primarily to China (1,300 RB), India (1,000 RB), and Egypt (800 RB). 

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2013/2014, outstanding optional origin sales total 16,200 RB, and are for Thailand (11,300 RB), South Korea (4,600 RB), and Vietnam (300 RB).  

Exports for Own Account:  Exports for own account to China (600 RB) were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account balance is 54,300 RB, all China.

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 324,300 pieces were down 35 percent from the previous week and 22 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales of 317,000 pieces were primarily for China (198,200 pieces), South Korea (83,600 pieces), Canada (10,800 pieces), Taiwan (7,100 pieces), and Germany (4,000 pieces).  Exports of 397,500 pieces were down 2 percent from the previous week, but up15 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 394,700 pieces were primarily to China (255,200 pieces), South Korea (89,900 pieces), Taiwan (17,300 pieces), Mexico (9,600 pieces), Japan (7,900 pieces), and Thailand (5,200 pieces).

Net sales of 67,000 wet blues for 2014 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 17 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for Italy (40,000 unsplit), China (22,200 unsplit and 8,500 grain splits), the Dominican Republic (4,600 grain splits and 2,400 unsplit), and Vietnam (6,200 unsplit), were partially offset by decreases for Mexico (18,200 grain splits) and South Korea (600 unsplit).  Net sales reductions of 43,900 wet blues for 2015 resulted as increases for Mexico (28,000 grain splits) and South Korea (600 unsplit), were more than offset by decreases for China (72,500 unsplit).  Exports of 119,900 wet blues were primarily to China (45,700 unsplit and 10,900 grain splits)Mexico (17,200 grain splits and 4,300 unsplit), Italy (15,300 unsplit), and Vietnam (9,500 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 47,500 pounds for 2014 were for Taiwan (50,000 pounds) and Hong Kong (45,900 pounds).  Decreases were reported for South Korea (48,400 pounds).  Net sales reductions of splits totaling 69,300 pounds for 2015 were for South Korea.  Exports of 1,201,100 pounds--a marketing-year high--were reported to Hong Kong (603,100 pounds), South Korea (548,000 pounds), and Taiwan (50,000 pounds).

Beef:  Net sales of 13,500 MT for 2014 were up 69 percent from the previous week and 26 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Hong Kong (7,400 MT), Japan (2,000 MT), Canada (1,300 MT), South Korea (1,200 MT), and Mexico (1,100 MT).  Net sales of 3,700 MT for 2015 were reported for Hong Kong (3,000 MT), South Korea (300 MT), and Japan (300 MT).  Exports of 12,900 MT were up 3 percent from the previous week, but down 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (3,700 MT), Hong Kong (2,600 MT), South Korea (2,200 MT), Mexico (1,600 MT), and Canada (1,100 MT). 

Pork:  Net sales of 14,200 MT for 2014 were down 2 percent from the previous week and 24 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (5,600 MT), Japan (4,000 MT), South Korea (1,300 MT), Canada (1,200 MT), and Hong Kong (600 MT).  Net sales of 1,300 MT for 2015 were reported for South Korea (700 MT) and Australia (400 MT).  Exports of 15,600 MT were primary to Mexico (4,800 MT), Japan (3,200 MT), South Korea (3,000 MT), Canada (1,500 MT), and Hong Kong (900 MT).  

 November 20, 2014                                                                                                                                            1                                                                                                                   FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA


                                                                                                                                For Period Ending November 13, 2014

COMMODITY                                                                                DESTINATIONS                                        QUANTITY (MT)                         MARKETING YEAR 

 

CORN                                                                                                        MEXICO                                                 130,000 MT 1/                                    2014/2015 

 

SOYBEANS                                                                                                CHINA                                                   291,095 MT 1/                                    2014/2015                

 

 

1/ Export sales.