U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 2/9/2017   

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 375,000 pieces reported for 2017 were up 79 percent from the previous week, but down 4 percent from the previous 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 361,000 pieces were primarily for China (236,200 pieces, including decreases of 24,700 pieces), South Korea (46,300 pieces, including decreases of 3,900 pieces), Mexico (43,600 pieces, including decreases of 1,200 pieces), Taiwan (15,600 pieces), and Italy (6,900 pieces).  Exports of 387,800 pieces reported for 2017, were down 3 percent from the previous week and 7 percent from the previous 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 382,100 pieces were primarily to China (249,800 pieces), South Korea (60,900 pieces), Mexico (25,200 pieces), Taiwan (20,100 pieces), and Thailand (9,100 pieces). 

Net sales of 76,300 wet blues reported for 2017, were down 35 percent from the previous week and 47 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (19,200 unsplit and 7,500 grain splits), Italy (23,800 unsplit and 2,200 grain splits), Thailand (10,600 unsplit), and Vietnam (6,400 unsplit).  Exports of 132,400 wet blues reported for 2017, were down 8 percent from the previous week and 10 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations China (38,500 unsplit and 14,500 grain splits), Italy (41,100 unsplit and 9,300 grain splits), Mexico (11,100 grain splits and 1,800 unsplit), and Vietnam (8,000 unsplit). Net sales of splits totaling 253,500 pounds for 2017, were down 38 percent from the previous week and 54 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (166,400 pounds), Italy (87,400 pounds), and South Korea (16,000 pounds).  Reductions were reported for Taiwan (16,200 pounds) and Vietnam (1,800 pounds).  Exports of 392,100 pounds, down 35 percent from the previous week and 29 percent from the previous 4-week average, were to Taiwan (251,000 pounds), China (93,000 pounds), Indonesia (40,100 pounds), and South Korea (8,000 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

6.9

 

14.1

 

23.8

2.2

87.4

CROATIA

-0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

6.8

 

 

 

-0.1

 

 

TAIWAN

15.6

 

 

 

 

 

-16.2

CHINA

236.2

 

 

 

19.2

7.5

166.4

HG KONG

2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDNSIA

-0.1

 

 

 

 

 

1.7

KOR REP

46.3

 

 

 

 

1.3

16.0

THAILND

1.2

 

 

 

10.6

 

 

VIETNAM

2.7

 

 

 

6.4

 

-1.8

BRAZIL

 

 

 

 

3.8

 

 

MEXICO

43.6

 

 

 

 

1.6

 

NET SALES

361.0

0.0

14.1

0.0

63.8

12.6

253.5

WEEKLY EXPORTS

382.1

3.0

2.7

0.0

95.4

36.9

392.1

ACCUM. EXPORTS

2,268.4

3.0

7.7

0.0

582.9

175.8

3,162.5

OUTSTANDING SALES

2,911.7

9.5

20.6

0.0

495.9

142.5

2,293.6