Export Sales Highlights 

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period September 16-22, 2016. 

Wheat:  Net sales of 570,800 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2016/2017 were up 2 percent from the previous week and 20 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Morocco (145,000 MT), Mexico (112,300 MT), the Philippines (107,800 MT, including 104,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,400 MT), South Korea (53,700 MT, including 51,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 100 MT), Thailand (48,800 MT, including 20,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 600 MT), and Chile (43,600 MT, including 42,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 2,200 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (94,500 MT) and Uruguay (12,000 MT).  Exports of 843,400 MT--a marketing-year high--were up 53 percent from the previous week and 36 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (140,900 MT), the Philippines (108,100 MT), Chile (104,600 MT), Vietnam (72,400 MT), and Japan (60,100 MT).

Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance totals 24,900 MT, all Canada.

Corn:  Net sales of 575,000 metric tons were reported for 2016/2017.  The primary destinations were Mexico (286,200 MT, including 33,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,900 MT), Colombia (230,300 MT, including 87,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 19,500 MT), South Korea (68,200 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), the Dominican Republic (48,400 MT, including 15,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 900 MT), and Peru (46,900 MT, including 34,000 MT switched from unknown destinations, and decreases of 2,900 MT).  Reductions were for unknown destinations (364,900 MT) and the French West Indies (5,600 MT).   Exports of 1,261,500 MT were reported to Mexico (366,500 MT), Japan (283,400 MT), Colombia (139,400 MT), South Korea (127,400 MT), Peru (64,900 MT), Morocco (51,100 MT), and Bangladesh (43,900 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2016/2017, the current outstanding balance totals 341,000 MT is for unknown destinations (276,000 MT), and Taiwan (65,000 MT). 

Barley: Net sales of 700 MT for 2016/2017 were reported for Vietnam (500 MT) and Japan (200 MT).  Exports of 100 MT were reported to Taiwan. 

Sorghum: Net sales of 227,300 MT for 2016/2017 were reported for China (169,300 MT, including 58,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 700 MT), unknown destinations (58,000 MT), and Indonesia (100 MT).  Exports of 119,400 MT were reported to China (119,300 MT), South Korea (100 MT), and Indonesia (100 MT). 

Rice:  Net sales of 46,800 MT for 2016/2017 were up 17 percent from the previous week, but down 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (15,400 MT), unknown destinations (13,000 MT), Honduras (7,200 MT), El Salvador (7,000 MT), Canada (1,300 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Israel (400 MT).  Exports of 9,400 MT--a marketing-year low--were down 91 percent from the previous week and 87 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (2,000 MT), Canada (1,600 MT), Saudi Arabia (1,200 MT), Turkey (1,000 MT), and Taiwan (700 MT).   

Exports for Own Account:  The current outstanding balance is 100 MT, all Canada.

Soybeans:  Net sales of 1,692,800 MT for 2016/2017 were reported for China (833,600 MT, including 258,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 25,200 MT), unknown destinations (528,800 MT), Taiwan (131,000 MT), Japan (84,900 MT, including 9,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,900 MT), and Indonesia (72,300 MT, including 25,400 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 6,400 MT).  Reductions were reported for South Korea (100 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 100 MT were reported for Japan.  Exports of 394,300 MT were reported to China (316,500 MT), Indonesia (40,200 MT), Japan (13,700 MT), Thailand (11,000 MT), and Malaysia (6,700 MT).    

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2016/2017, the current outstanding balance totals 240,000 MT, all China.   

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

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 21,500 MT for 2015/2016 were down 12 percent from the previous week and 40 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Panama (11,600 MT, including 9,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 900 MT), Guatemala (9,400 MT, including 6,900 MT switched from unknown destinations), Canada (5,600 MT), Senegal (5,500 MT, including 5,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Colombia (4,100 MT, switched from unknown destinations).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (27,900 MT), the French West Indies (4,200 MT), and Peru (300 MT).  For 2016/2017, net sales of 67,300 MT were reported primarily for Mexico (40,200 MT), the Dominican Republic (6,900 MT), unknown destinations (5,800 MT), and Canada (5,100 MT).  Exports of 175,400 MT were down 12 percent from the previous week, but up 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were the Philippines (43,800 MT), Mexico (19,600 MT), Israel (16,500 MT), Bangladesh (14,300 MT), and Panama (11,600 MT).

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 3,400 MT for 2015/2016 were down noticeably from the previous week and 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for Mexico (2,900 MT), the Dominican Republic (400 MT), and Trinidad (100 MT).  For 2016/2017, net sales of 13,300 MT were reported primarily for Colombia (10,000 MT), and Mexico (2,500 MT).  Exports of 44,700 MT were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (40,000 MT), Mexico (3,700 MT), Canada (800 MT), and the United Arab Emirates (100 MT).

Cotton:  Net upland sales of 91,600 RB for 2016/2017--a marketing-year low--were down 54 percent from the previous week and 63 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for China (21,600 RB), Indonesia (17,200 RB, including 400 RB switched from Japan), South Korea (14,600 RB), Portugal (11,000 RB), and Pakistan (8,700 RB, including 700 RB switched from Honduras), were partially offset by reductions for Turkey (5,700 RB), Mexico (1,800 RB), and Honduras (700 RB).   For 2017/2018, net sales of 11,600 RB were reported for Portugal (11,000 RB) and Japan (500 RB).  Exports of 153,500 RB were down 3 percent from the previous week and 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Vietnam (23,600 RB), Turkey (20,500 RB), Mexico (19,100 RB), Pakistan (16,000 RB), and India (14,000 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 21,600 RB for 2016/2017 were up 33 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.   Increases were reported for India (17,300 RB), Egypt (1,800 RB), China (1,500 RB), Thailand (700 RB, including 100 RB switched from Japan), and Turkey (300 RB), were partially offset by reductions for Japan (100 RB).  Exports of 7,300 RB were down 8 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were India (4,100 RB), China (2,100 RB), Pakistan (400 RB), and Thailand (400 RB).

Exports for Own Account:  New exports for own account totaling 18,700 RB were reported to Indonesia (6,900 RB), Vietnam (6,600 RB), Taiwan (3,900 RB), India (1,000 RB), and Thailand (400 RB).  Exports to India (1,800 RB) and Indonesia (600 RB) were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current outstanding balance of 28,000 RB is for Indonesia (10,500 RB), Taiwan (6,900 RB), Vietnam (6,000 RB), India (3,500 RB), Pakistan (600 RB), Thailand (400 RB), and China (100 RB).

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 434,700 pieces, all whole cattle hides, reported for delivery in 2016 were down 6 percent from the previous week, but up 20 percent from the prior-4 week average.  Increases reported for China (271,100 pieces), South Korea (116,700 pieces), Mexico (22,800 pieces), Brazil (6,400 pieces), and Italy (6,400 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Indonesia (600 pieces).  Exports of 353,600 pieces were down 8 percent from the previous week and 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 351,100 pieces were primarily to China (221,900 pieces), South Korea (63,900 pieces), Mexico (19,700 pieces), Taiwan (13,100 pieces), and Thailand (10,300 pieces).     

Net sales of 169,800 wet blues for 2016 were up 52 percent from the previous week and 46 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (60,900 unsplit and 7,000 grain splits), Vietnam (42,500 unsplit), Italy (29,400 unsplit and 11,200 grain splits), and Mexico (11,400 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for South Korea (1,300 unsplit), and Mexico (900 unsplit).  Exports of 101,000 wet blues were down 19 percent from the previous week and 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to China (28,500 unsplit and 9,100 grain splits), Italy (20,500 unsplit), and the Dominican Republic (15,100 unsplit).  Net sales reductions of splits totaling 24,400 pounds for 2016 resulted as increases for Italy (12,400 pounds), Hong Kong (11,300 pounds), and China (4,100 pounds).  Reductions were reported for Vietnam (48,000 pounds) and Taiwan (4,200 pounds).  Exports of 627,800 pounds were up 78 percent from the previous week and 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (371,600 pounds), Hong Kong (124,700 pounds), China (86,000 pounds), Taiwan (40,500 pounds), and South Korea (5,000 pounds). 

Beef:  Net sales of 13,400 MT for 2016 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 24 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for South Korea (6,800 MT), Japan (2,800 MT), Mexico (1,200 MT), Canada (1,100 MT), and Hong Kong (800 MT).  For 2017, net sales of 300 MT were primarily reported for Japan (100 MT) and Hong Kong (100 MT).  Exports of 14,000 MT were up 2 percent from the previous week and 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (3,600 MT), South Korea (3,200 MT), Mexico (2,000 MT), Hong Kong (1,900 MT), and Canada (1,200 MT).

Pork:  Net sales of 18,200 MT for 2016 were up 25 percent from the previous week, but down 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Hong Kong (3,400 MT), Japan (3,300 MT), Mexico (3,200 MT), Canada (2,400 MT), and South Korea (1,700 MT).  For 2017, net sales of 900 MT were reported for China (800 MT) and Australia (100 MT).  Exports of 19,100 MT were up 9 percent from the previous week and 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (7,200 MT), Japan (3,900 MT), Hong Kong (1,500 MT), China (1,400 MT)and Canada (1,300 MT).

September 29, 2016                                                                                    1                                      FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA 

 

SUMMARY OF EXPORT TRANSACTIONS

Reported Under the Daily Reporting System

for Period Ending September 22, 2016

 

COMMODITY                                        DESTINATION                                QUANTITY (MT)                        MARKETING

                                                               WHEAT (HRW)                                      MOROCCO                                         145,000 MT 1/                            2016/2017

                                                               SORGHUM                                              UNKNOWN                                        116,000 MT 1/                            2016/2017

                                                               SOYBEANS                                             CHINA                                                350,000 MT 1/                            2016/2017

                                                               SOYBEANS                                             CHINA                                                120,000 MT 2/                            2016/2017

                                                               SOYBEANS                                            TAIWAN                                              118,000 MT 1/                            201/6/2017

                                                               SOYBEANS                                            UNKNOWN                                         517,000 MT 1/                            2016/2017                                        

                                                              

1/ Export sales.  2/ Change from U.S. origin sales for China to optional origin sales for China.  An optional origin contract provides that the origin of the commodity may be the U.S. or one                                                                             or or more other exporting countries.