WASHINGTON, August 15, 2008 -- Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 689,310 metric tons of hard red winter wheat for delivery to Iran during the 2008/2009 marketing year. Included in these sales are 199,310 tons which were previously reported as unknown destinations.
The marketing year for wheat begins June 1.
USDA issues both daily and weekly export sales reports to the public. Exporters are required to report to USDA any export sales activity of 100,000 metric tons or more of one commodity, made in one day to one destination, by 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on the next business day following the sale. Export sales of less than these quantities must be reported to USDA on a weekly basis.
For further information, contact the Export Sales Reporting Staff at (202) 720-9209.