U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 11/9/2017  

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 604,000 pieces reported for 2017 were down 10 percent from the previous week, but up 24 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 603,000 pieces were primarily for China (465,600 pieces, including decreases of 32,700 pieces), South Korea (121,500 pieces, including decreases of 7,800 pieces), Mexico (13,200 pieces, including decreases of 1,000 pieces), Thailand (7,900 pieces, including decreases of 200 pieces), and Brazil (3,200 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Hong Kong (8,200 pieces), Vietnam (1,900 pieces), and Taiwan (300 pieces).  Exports of 492,300 pieces reported for 2017 were down 4 percent from the previous week, but up 11 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hides exports of 483,500 pieces were primarily to China (310,900 pieces), South Korea (105,200 pieces), Mexico (25,500 pieces), Taiwan (14,100 pieces), and Thailand (10,800 pieces). 

Net sales of 62,500 wet blues for 2017 were down 58 percent from the previous week and 52 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (14,300 unsplit and 7,600 grain splits), Italy (20,600 unsplit), Mexico (7,600 grain splits and 900 unsplit), and Taiwan (5,600 unsplit).  For 2018, net sales of 41,400 wet blues were reported for China (25,600 unsplit), Vietnam (9,600 grain splits), and Italy (7,800 unsplit).  Reductions were reported for Taiwan (1,600 unsplit).  Exports of 80,600 wet blues for 2017 were down 25 percent from the previous week and 39 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (20,500 unsplit), China (11,400 unsplit and 7,600 grain splits), Mexico (7,300 grain splits and 3,700 unsplit), and Vietnam (8,200 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 199,600 pounds for 2017 were reported for Vietnam (198,600 pounds) and Mexico (1,000 pounds).  Exports of 57,000 pounds for 2017 were down 76 percent from the previous week and 91 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (50,000 pounds), South Korea (6,000 pounds), and Mexico (1,000 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

 

 

1.0

 

20.6

 

 

TURKEY

0.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

0.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

-0.3

 

 

 

5.6

 

 

CHINA

465.6

 

 

 

14.3

7.6

 

INDIA

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

HG KONG

-8.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

121.5

 

 

 

 

1.3

 

THAILND

7.9

 

 

 

-0.2

 

 

VIETNAM

-1.9

 

 

 

4.8

 

198.6

BRAZIL

3.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEXICO

13.2

 

 

 

0.9

7.6

1.0

NET SALES

603.0

0.0

1.0

0.0

46.1

16.5

199.6

WEEKLY EXPORTS

483.5

8.8

0.0

0.0

65.7

14.9

57.0

ACCUM. EXPORTS

17,884.5

88.2

101.4

0.0

5,035.2

1,159.7

14,632.7

OUTSTANDING SALES

4,072.8

26.2

22.0

0.0

589.2

151.4

1,343.4