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 This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period October 10-16, 2014.

Wheat:   Net sales of 299,400 metric tons for delivery in the 2014/2015 marketing year were down 34 percent from the previous week and 39 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (92,300 MT), the Philippines (68,700 MT, including 59,500 MT switched from unknown destinations), South Korea (52,000 MT), the Dominican Republic (35,100 MT), Nigeria (27,500 MT), Ecuador (17,000 MT, including 18,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,000 MT), and Costa Rica (8,200 MT, including 8,000 MT switched from Guatemala and decreases of 200 MT).  Decreases were reported for unknown destinations (8,200 MT), the French West Indies (8,000 MT), and Guatemala (8,000 MT).  Exports of 431,700 MT were down 11 percent from the previous week and 21 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were the Philippines (128,200 MT), Japan (108,000 MT), Taiwan (39,400 MT), Mexico (39,300 MT), Brazil (38,800 MT), Venezuela (20,000 MT), and Ecudaor (17,000 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2014/2015, outstanding optional origin sales total 40,000 MT, all Algeria.

Exports for Own Account:  Exports for own account to Italy (3,800 MT) were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account balance is 24,700 MT, all Italy.

Corn:  Net sales of 1,031,200 MT for 2014/2015 were down 46 percent from the previous week and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Increases were reported for unknown destinations (576,200 MT), Japan (167,300 MT, including 63,700 MT switched from unknown destinations), Jamaica (86,400 MT), Peru (43,100 MT, including 30,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Colombia (42,400 MT, including 12,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and the Dominican Republic (23,000 MT).  Decreases were reported for Vietnam (3,900 MT) and Guatemala (3,600 MT).  Exports of 676,700 MT were primarily to Mexico (194,400 MT), Colombia (111,100 MT), Japan (106,900 MT), Venezuela (64,000 MT), and Peru (50,500 MT).

Barley:  Net sales of 300 MT for 2014/2015 were reported for Taiwan.  Exports of 100 MT were reported to Taiwan. 

Sorghum: Net sales of 234,600 MT were for China (179,700 MT), unknown destinations (52,000 MT), and Japan (2,900 MT, including 3,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 100 MT).  Exports of 251,900 MT--a marketing-year high--were reported to China (239,800 MT) and Japan (12,100 MT).   

Rice:  Net sales of 79,100 MT for 2014/2015 were up noticeably from the previous week and 27 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (36,000 MT), Mexico (19,400 MT), unknown destinations (6,800 MT), the United Kingdom (6,000 MT), and Venezuela (2,700 MT).  Exports of 57,400 MT were up 88 percent from the previous week and 33 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Venezuela (32,700 MT), Haiti (9,400 MT), Mexico (3,900 MT), South Korea (3,100 MT), and Canada (2,900 MT).

Soybeans:  Net sales of 2,166,800 MT for 2014/2015 were reported primarily for China (1,701,400 MT, including 177,300 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 7,700 MT), Spain (138,000 MT, including 62,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,000 MT), Taiwan (86,000 MT, including 59,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Turkey (64,900 MT, including 30,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 4,100 MT), and the United Kingdom (64,000 MT, including 60,000 MT switched from China).  Decreases were reported for unknown destinations (175,100 MT) and Thailand (2,600 MT).  Net sales of 3,300 MT for 2015/2016 were reported for Japan.  Exports of 1,880,100 MT were primarily to China (1,313,200 MT), Taiwan (73,400 MT), Spain (73,000 MT), Mexico (72,600 MT), and Turkey (70,900 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2014/2015, new optional origin sales totaling 60,000 MT were reported for unknown destinations.  Options were exercised to export 404,000 MT to China from the United States.  Decreases in optional origin sales totaling 55,000 MT were reported for China.  Outstanding optional origin sales total 1,170,500 MT, and are for China (884,500 MT), Egypt (181,000 MT), unknown destinations (60,000 MT), and Mexico (45,000 MT). 

Exports for Own Account:  Exports for own account totaling 25,100 MT were reported to Canada.  The current exports for own account balance is 25,100 MT, all Canada. 

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 23,000 MT for 2014/2015 resulted as increases for Panama (34,300 MT, including 9,300 MT switched from unknown destinations), the Dominican Republic (32,500 MT), Venezuela (27,500 MT, including 26,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Canada (15,300 MT), and Colombia (9,100 MT), were partially offset by decreases for unknown destinations (77,700 MT) and Mexico (61,000 MT).   Exports of 142,600 MT were reported to Venezuela (48,000 MT), the Dominican Republic (21,200 MT), Guatemala (18,400 MT), Canada (16,600 MT), and Panama (9,300 MT).    

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 10,600 MT for 2014/2015 resulted as increases for South Korea (11,000 MT, switched form unknown destinations), Peru (6,000 MT), Mexico (5,300 MT), the Dominican Republic (2,200 MT), and Colombia (1,000 MT), were partially offset by decreases for unknown destinations (17,000 MT).  Exports of 24,400 MT were reported to South Korea (11,000 MT), Guatemala (7,000 MT), Jamaica (4,000 MT), and Mexico (1,300 MT). 

Cotton:  Net Upland sales of 78,800 RB for 2014/2015 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Indonesia (35,600 RB), China (21,100 RB, including 1,600 RB switched from South Korea), Vietnam (7,900 RB, including 1,300 RB switched from China), Taiwan (6,200 RB), and Thailand (5,600 RB).  Decreases were reported for Mexico (14,800 RB) and South Korea (1,600 RB).  Net sales of 2,500 RB for 2015/2016 were reported primarily for Mexico (1,900 RB).  Exports of 98,100 RB were primarily to Indonesia (13,200 RB), China (12,900 RB), South Korea (10,400 RB), Mexico (9,600 RB), and Turkey (6,900 RB).  Net American Pima sales of 4,700 RB for 2014/2015 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.   Increases were for China (3,600 RB), Pakistan (400 RB), Thailand (300 RB), and Japan (300 RB).   Exports of 1,000 RB were primarily to Egypt (400 RB), Indonesia (300 RB), and Pakistan (200 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  totaling 1,300 RB were reported to China.  Exports for own account to China (400 RB) were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account balance is 55,100 RB, all China.

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 398,700 pieces were up 26 percent from the previous week and 19 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales of 396,900 pieces were primarily for China (293,900 pieces), South Korea (67,700 pieces), Thailand (9,500 pieces), Mexico (6,400 pieces), and Germany (4,600 pieces).  Exports of 303,900 pieces were down 14 percent from the previous week and 18 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 299,800 pieces were primarily to China (197,800 pieces), South Korea (50,100 pieces), Mexico (16,000 pieces), Thailand (10,200 pieces), and Taiwan (8,600 pieces).

Net sales of 47,700 wet blues for 2014 were down 24 percent from the previous week and 76 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (18,500 grain splits and 8,400 unsplit), Italy (8,600 unsplit and 100 grain splits), Hong Kong (6,000 grain splits), and Vietnam (3,100 unsplit).  Decreases were reported for the Dominican Republic (1,200 unsplit), Taiwan (1,000 unsplit), and South Korea (200 unsplit and 100 grain splits).  Net sales of 13,500 wet blues for 2015 were reported for China.  Exports of 118,100 wet blues were primarily to China (30,900 unsplit and 5,300 grain splits), Italy (24,000 unsplit and 5,700 grain splits), Mexico (18,600 grain splits and 2,100 unsplit), and Taiwan (13,200 unsplit).  Net sales splits totaling of 615,700 pounds for 2014 were for South Korea (360,900 pounds), Hong Kong (121,300 pounds), Italy (80,800 pounds), and Taiwan (50,000 pounds).  Exports of 798,800 pounds were reported to South Korea (668,000 pounds), Italy (80,800 pounds), and Hong Kong (50,000 pounds).

Beef:  Net sales of 7,600 MT for 2014 were down 5 percent from the previous week and 34 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for South Korea (3,200 MT), Hong Kong (1,300 MT), Canada (1,100 MT), Mexico (600 MT), and Taiwan (400 MT).  Exports of 14,600 MT were up 2 percent from the previous week and 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (4,300 MT), Hong Kong (3,500 MT), South Korea (2,600 MT), Mexico (1,600 MT), and Canada (1,100 MT). 

Pork:  Net sales of 19,600 MT for 2014 were up 6 percent from the previous week, but down 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for South Korea (6,700 MT), Japan (4,900 MT), Canada (3,000 MT), Mexico (2,200 MT), and Hong Kong (900 MT).  Net sales of 500 MT for 2015 were reported for Japan.  Exports of 18,400 MT were primary to Mexico (5,800 MT), South Korea (3,300 MT), Japan (3,300 MT), Canada (1,700 MT), and Hong Kong (1,100 MT). 

October 23, 2014                                                                                                                                    1                                                                                                                 FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA

                                                                                                                        Reported Under the Daily Reporting System
                                                                                                                                For Period Ending October 16, 2014

COMMODITY                                                                                DESTINATIONS                                        QUANTITY (MT)                         MARKETING YEAR 

 

CORN                                                                                                  UNKNOWN                                                 246,000 MT 1/                                2014/2015

                          

 

 1/  Export sales.