U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 2/8/201 

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 284,100 pieces reported for 2018 were up 44 percent from the previous week, but down 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 274,300 pieces were primarily for China (142,500 pieces, including decreases of 13,700 pieces), South Korea (49,600 pieces, including decreases of 4,300 pieces), Mexico (36,000 pieces, including decreases of 1,500 pieces), Thailand (33,300 pieces, including decreases of 5,300 pieces), and Taiwan (3,700 pieces, including decreases of 1,700 pieces).  Exports of 396,600 pieces reported for 2018 were down 2 percent from the previous week and 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 395,300 pieces were primarily to China (274,300 pieces), South Korea (62,500 pieces), Mexico (27,500 pieces), Thailand (15,500 pieces), and Taiwan (9,100 pieces). 

Net sales of 67,800 wet blues for 2018 were down 43 percent from the previous week and 40 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (33,800 unsplit and 1,900 grain splits), Italy (18,300 unsplit), Mexico (3,300 grain splits and 3,300 unsplit), and Vietnam (6,400 unsplit).  Exports of 89,900 wet blues for 2018 were down 33 percent from the previous week and 27 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (27,500 unsplit and 1,900 grain splits), Italy (20,400 unsplit and 4,900 grain splits), Mexico (9,600 grain splits and 9,100 unsplit), and Thailand (6,200 grain splits and 4,000 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 41,200 pounds for 2018 resulted as increases for China (50,000 pounds) and South Korea (35,000 pounds), were partially offset by reductions for Vietnam (43,800 pounds).  Exports of 426,600 pounds were down 38 percent from the previous week and 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (414,600 pounds) and South Korea (12,000 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

BELGIUM

 

 

-0.1

 

 

 

 

ITALY

 

8.5

 

 

18.3

 

 

TURKEY

0.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

2.5

 

1.4

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

3.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA

142.5

 

 

 

33.8

1.9

50.0

BANGLADH

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDNSIA

3.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

49.6

 

 

 

0.9

 

35.0

THAILND

33.3

 

 

 

 

0.1

 

VIETNAM

2.4

 

 

 

6.4

 

-43.8

MEXICO

36.0

 

 

 

3.3

3.3

 

NET SALES

274.3

8.5

1.3

0.0

62.5

5.3

41.2

WEEKLY EXPORTS

395.3

0.0

1.3

0.0

67.3

22.6

426.6

ACCUM. EXPORTS

2,156.6

10.9

19.4

0.0

468.6

166.6

2,405.9

OUTSTANDING SALES

2,784.2

36.4

22.7

0.0

885.0

134.6

1,840.1