Export Sales Highlights  

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period May 13-19, 2016. 

Wheat:  Net sales reductions of 9,900 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2015/2016 were down noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for Japan (34,900 MT, including 33,900 MT switched from unknown destinations), Guatemala (20,500 MT, including 19,200 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 200 MT), Mexico (18,000 MT), Venezuela (15,000 MT, switched from unknown destinations), and El Salvador (8,300 MT, including 7,300 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 100 MT), were more than offset by reductions for unknown destinations (122,800 MT) and Peru (500 MT).  For 2016/2017, net sales of 354,500 MT were reported primarily for unknown destinations (136,700 MT), the Philippines (75,000 MT), Japan (39,800 MT), Peru (35,000 MT), and Mexico (18,700 MT).  Exports of 285,100 MT were down 25 percent from the previous week and 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Indonesia (71,700 MT), Mexico (56,900 MT), Japan (34,900 MT), Guatemala (33,500 MT), Chile (19,400 MT), and Venezuela (15,000 MT). 

Corn:  Net sales of 1,381,100 MT for 2015/2016 were down 6 percent from the previous week, but unchanged from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (299,700 MT, including 94,700 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 62,400 MT), South Korea (193,000 MT), Colombia (171,600 MT, including 37,500 MT switched from unknown destinations), Saudi Arabia (138,800 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Egypt (135,300 MT, including 23,400 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Morocco (129,400 MT, including 51,600 MT switched from unknown destination and 16,500 MT switched from Canada).  Reductions were reported for Canada (15,900 MT), Guatemala (10,100 MT), and Costa Rica (1,400 MT).  For 2016/2017, net sales of 246,200 MT were reported for Mexico (136,600 MT), unknown destinations (64,600 MT), Colombia (36,500 MT), and Honduras (8,500 MT).  Exports of 1,125,000 MT were down 4 percent from the previous week and 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (316,200 MT), Japan (213,800 MT), Colombia (86,600 MT), Taiwan (78,600 MT), Morocco (71,900 MT), Saudi Arabia (68,800 MT), Peru (65,800 MT), and Guatemala (40,400 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2015/2016, the current optional origin outstanding sales balance totals 392,000 MT, all unknown destinations.

Barley:  There were no sales reported during the week.  Exports of 100 MT were reported to Taiwan.

Sorghum:  Net sales of 113,000 MT for 2015/2016 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for China (102,300 MT, including 51,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 2,200 MT), Japan (10,200 MT), and Mexico (500 MT).  Exports of 66,200 MT were down 14 percent from the previous week and 44 percent from prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (49,300 MT) and Mexico (16,800 MT).

Rice:  Net sales of 78,600 MT for 2015/2016 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for Mexico (20,100 MT), Libya (14,000 MT), Japan (11,200 MT), Haiti (9,000 MT), and El Salvador (6,000 MT).  For 2016/2017, net sales of 1,700 MT were reported for Saudi Arabia (1,000 MT) and Switzerland (700 MT).  Exports of 36,800 MT, down 42 percent from the previous week and 39 percent from the prior 4-week average, were reported to Haiti (14,000 MT), South Korea (12,000 MT), Mexico (3,300 MT), Canada (2,300 MT), and Jordan (1,200 MT).

Exports for Own Account: Exports for own account totaling 100 MT to Canada were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account outstanding balance totals 400 MT, all Canada.

Soybeans:  Net sales of 456,800 MT for 2015/2016 were down 18 percent from the previous week and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destinations (237,700 MT), China (138,000 MT), Indonesia (17,300 MT), Mexico (14,700 MT), Colombia (14,300 MT, including 7,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 900 MT), and Malaysia (13,400 MT).  For 2016/2017, net sales of 150,000 MT were reported primarily for China (60,000 MT), unknown destinations (60,000 MT), Taiwan (15,000 MT), and Mexico (10,000 MT).  Exports of 120,100 MT were down 47 percent from the previous week and 53 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (36,900 MT), Mexico (18,600 MT), Indonesia (17,500 MT), Costa Rica (15,400 MT), Taiwan (8,400 MT), and Colombia (6,600 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2016/2017, new optional origin sales totaling 63,000 MT were reported for China.  The current outstanding balance totals 593,000 MT is for China (540,000 MT) and Pakistan (53,000 MT).

Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance totals 500 MT, all Canada. 

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 169,500 MT for 2015/2016 were up noticeably from the previous week and 23 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Thailand (45,000 MT, switched from unknown destinations), the Philippines (42,600 MT), Ecuador (31,400 MT, including 30,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Honduras (9,300 MT, including 8,000 MT switched from Nicaragua), Guatemala (8,500 MT, including 8,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Jamaica (8,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for Nicaragua (5,000 MT), Peru (3,000 MT), and the Dominican Republic (1,400 MT).   For 2016/2017, net sales of 17,600 MT were reported for Peru (15,000 MT) and Colombia (2,600 MT).  Exports of 237,400 MT were down 33 percent from the previous week and 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were the Philippines (88,200 MT), Mexico (58,200 MT), Bangladesh (42,500 MT), Canada (11,000 MT), Egypt (10,500 MT), Guatemala (8,500 MT), and Morocco (5,400 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2015/2016, the current optional origin outstanding sales balance totals 99,000 MT, all unknown destinations.

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 32,900 MT for 2015/2016 were down 63 percent from the previous week, but up 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Dominican Republic (19,900 MT), Colombia (5,000 MT), Jamaica (4,500 MT), and Mexico (3,300 MT).  Reductions of 100 MT were reported for Canada.  For 2016/2017, net sales of 1,600 MT were reported for Canada.  Exports of 14,500 MT were up 8 percent from the previous week and 60 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Venezuela (10,000 MT), Mexico (4,200 MT), and Canada (200 MT).

Cotton:   Net upland sales totaling 128,500 RB for 2015/2016 were down 32 percent from the previous week, but up 28 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Vietnam (30,600 RB, including 300 RB switched from Japan), China (24,200 RB), Turkey (20,500 RB), Thailand (13,000 RB), Indonesia (12,000 RB, including 300 RB switched from Japan), and South Korea (7,800 RB, including 700 RB switched from China).  Reductions of 400 RB were reported for El Salvador.   For 2016/2017, net sales of 119,200 RB were reported primarily for Mexico (25,900 RB), South Korea (21,100 RB), Turkey (17,600 RB), and Pakistan (13,200 RB).   Exports of 236,500 RB were up 2 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Vietnam (53,600 RB), Turkey (43,600 RB), China (26,700 RB), Mexico (17,200 RB), Brazil (16,700 RB), Pakistan (12,800 RB), and Thailand (10,500 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 16,700 RB for 2015/2016 were up 43 percent from the previous week and 23 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (9,400 RB, including 200 RB switched from Indonesia), Japan (2,000 RB), Indonesia (1,800 RB), Peru (1,400 RB), and Egypt (700 RB).  Reductions of 300 RB were reported for Germany.  For 2016/2017, net sales of 2,400 RB were reported for primarily for Switzerland (1,800 RB) and India (600 RB).  Exports of 18,200 RB were up 50 percent from the previous week and 48 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (8,800 RB), India (1,800 RB), Bangladesh (1,600 RB), Germany (1,200 RB), and Peru (1,000 RB).

Exports for Own Account:  New exports for own account totaling 1,600 RB were reported for China (900 RB) and Singapore (700 RB).  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 41,600 RB is for China (34,200 RB), Vietnam (5,600 RB), and Singapore (1,800 MT).

Export Adjustments:  Accumulated exports to unknown destinations were adjusted down 1,760 RB for week ending April 28, 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). 

Beef:  Net sales of 10,000 MT for 2016 were down 49 percent from the previous week and 34 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (3,400 MT), South Korea (2,100 MT), Hong Kong (1,000 MT), Canada (1,000 MT), and Mexico (1,000 MT).  Exports of 13,000 MT were down 3 percent from the previous week, but up 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (4,800 MT), South Korea (3,000 MT), Mexico (1,600 MT), Hong Kong (1,200 MT), and Canada (1,200 MT).

Pork:  Net sales of 13,900 MT for 2016 were up 73 percent from the previous week, but down 53 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (4,000 MT), South Korea (3,000 MT), Japan (2,700 MT), Canada (1,400 MT), and Hong Kong (700 MT).  Reductions were reported for Costa Rica (200 MT).  Exports of 20,600 MT were down 5 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (6,500 MT), China (3,900 MT), Japan (3,800 MT), South Korea (1,800 MT), and Canada (1,100 MT).

May 26, 2016                                                                          1                                      FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA 

                 SUMMARY OF EXPORT TRANSACTIONS
                                     May 19, 2016   

COMMODITY                                     DESTINATIONS                                        QUANTITY (MT)                         MARKETING YEAR 

 

CORN                                                    COLOMBIA                                                   125,000 MT 1/                               2015/2016

CORN                                                    SOUTH KOREA                                            128,000 MT 1/                               2015/2016

SOYBEANS                                          CHINA                                                           129,000 MT 1/                               2015/2016 

 

1/ Export sales.