U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 10/12/2017  

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 463,000 pieces reported for 2017 were up 18 percent from the previous week, but down 16 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 454,700 pieces were primarily for China (319,600 pieces), South Korea (40,900 pieces), Mexico (40,200 pieces), Taiwan (36,400 pieces), and Thailand (6,800 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Slovenia (100 pieces) and India (100 pieces).  Exports of 332,100 pieces reported for 2017 were down 23 percent from the previous week and 30 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hides exports of 320,300 pieces were primarily to China (199,100 pieces), Mexico (41,100 pieces), South Korea (38,500 pieces), Taiwan (17,100 pieces), and Thailand (15,900 pieces). 

Net sales of 126,700 wet blues for 2017 were down 25 percent from the previous week and 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (49,900 unsplit and 9,900 grain splits), Italy (45,800 unsplit and 2,100 grain splits), Vietnam (9,000 unsplit and 4,400 grain splits), and Brazil (4,800 unsplit).   Reductions were reported for Japan (300 unsplit).  For 2018, net sales of 29,400 wet blues were reported for China (21,600 grain splits) and Italy (7,800 unsplit).  Exports of 126,900 wet blues for 2017 were down 15 percent from the previous week and 20 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (32,700 unsplit and 3,200 grain splits), Vietnam (28,000 unsplit and 10,100 grain splits), China (28,800 unsplit), and Thailand (10,200 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 94,000 pounds for 2017 resulted as increases for China (100,000 pounds) and South Korea (6,000 pounds), were partially offset by reductions for Vietnam (12,000 pounds).  Exports of 837,200 pounds for 2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (822,200 pounds) and South Korea (15,000 pounds).

WEEKLY NET

SALES ACTIVITY 

COUNTRY

WHOLE

WET BLUES


CATTLE
HIDES
1601


CALF
SKINS
1602


KIP
SKINS
1603

 

CROUPONS
1604

 

UNSPLIT
1606


GRAIN
SPLIT
1607


DROP
SPLITS
1608

THOUSAND UNITS

GERMANY

5.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITALY

 

8.5

 

 

45.8

2.1

 

NETHLDS

 

 

-0.2

 

 

 

 

SLOVENIA

-0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

1.2

 

 

 

-0.3

 

 

TAIWAN

36.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA

319.6

 

 

 

49.9

9.9

100.0

INDIA

-0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

HG KONG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDNSIA

1.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

40.9

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

THAILND

6.8

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

VIETNAM

3.2

 

 

 

9.0

4.4

-12.0

BRAZIL

 

 

 

 

4.8

 

 

MEXICO

40.2

 

 

 

0.9

 

 

NET SALES

454.7

8.5

-0.2

0.0

110.3

16.4

94.0

WEEKLY EXPORTS

320.3

5.2

6.5

0.0

111.5

15.4

837.2

ACCUM. EXPORTS

15,982.2

73.2

87.2

0.0

4,645.9

1,062.6

12,995.0

OUTSTANDING SALES

3,911.5

33.6

23.4

0.0

630.5

142.1

2,134.2