U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 5/18/2017  

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 519,600 pieces reported for 2017 were up 20 percent from the previous week and 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 509,600 pieces were primarily for China (291,500 pieces, including decreases of 7,800 pieces), South Korea (130,200 pieces, including decreases of 800 pieces), Mexico (35,500 pieces, including decreases of 1,600 pieces), Thailand (34,800 pieces, including decreases of 6,000 pieces), and Taiwan (10,900 pieces, including decreases of 1,100 pieces).  Exports of 311,200 pieces reported for 2017 were down 23 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average. Whole cattle hides exports of 307,500 pieces were primarily to China (184,300 pieces), South Korea (58,200 pieces), Mexico (28,000 pieces), Taiwan (14,300 pieces), and Thailand (11,600 pieces). 

Net sales of 243,500 wet blues for 2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (170,200 unsplit and 1,100 grain splits), China (48,300 unsplit and 5,900 grain splits), Vietnam (7,800 unsplit), and Mexico (4,400 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for Taiwan (2,300 unsplit) and South Korea (800 grain splits).  Exports of 149,500 wet blues for 2017 were up 15 percent from the previous and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (48,500 unsplit and 14,000 grain splits), China (20,500 unsplit and 11,800 grain splits), Mexico (13,900 grain splits), and Vietnam (9,200 unsplit). Net sales reductions of splits totaling 78,500 pounds for 2017 resulted as increases for South Korea (9,000 pounds), were more than offset by reductions for China (78,500 pounds), Vietnam (7,300 pounds), and Taiwan (1,700 pounds).  Exports of 425,200 pounds were up noticeably from the previous week and 56 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (239,800 pounds), Taiwan (130,400 pounds), China (50,000 pounds), and South Korea (5,000 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

ITALY

2.0

10.0

 

 

170.2

1.1

 

POLAND

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

 

JAPAN

4.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

10.9

 

 

 

-2.3

 

-1.7

CHINA

291.5

 

 

 

48.3

5.9

-78.5

INDIA

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

 

BANGLADH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HG KONG

 

 

 

 

 

1.3

 

KOR REP

130.2

 

 

 

 

-0.8

9.0

THAILND

34.8

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

VIETNAM

-0.1

 

 

 

7.8

 

-7.3

DOM REP

 

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

MEXICO

35.5

 

 

 

 

4.4

 

URUGUAY

 

 

 

 

0.8

 

 

NET SALES

509.6

10.0

0.0

0.0

225.3

18.2

-78.5

WEEKLY EXPORTS

307.5

0.0

3.7

0.0

97.2

52.2

425.2

ACCUM. EXPORTS

7,532.0

42.0

53.8

0.0

2,079.7

624.3

8,546.2

OUTSTANDING SALES

2,937.4

23.0

17.5

0.0

558.7

36.1

2,074.8