U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 4/13/2017 

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 303,600 pieces reported for 2017, all whole cattle hides, were up 20 percent from the previous week and 10 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for China (191,500 pieces, including 4,000 pieces switched from Taiwan and decreases of 11,100 pieces), South Korea (72,600 pieces, including decreases of 1,300 pieces), Brazil (14,400 pieces), Thailand (11,000 pieces, including decreases of 300 pieces), and Mexico (8,100 pieces, including decreases of 300 pieces).  Exports of 348,100 pieces reported for 2017 were down 2 percent from the previous week and 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 333,600 pieces were primarily to China (208,000 pieces), South Korea (76,800 pieces), Taiwan (14,300 pieces), Thailand (13,300 pieces), and Brazil (9,100 pieces). 

Net sales of 118,000 wet blues for 2017 were down 10 percent from the previous week and 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (85,600 unsplit and 1,900 grain splits), China (16,200 unsplit), Vietnam (4,800 unsplit), and the Dominican Republic (3,900 unsplit).  Reductions were reported for Mexico (300 grain splits).  Exports of 128,700 wet blues for 2017 were down 11 percent from the previous week and 16 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (41,700 unsplit and 3,500 grain splits), Italy (22,700 unsplit and 3,200 grain splits), Mexico (11,500 grain splits and 2,100 unsplit), and Vietnam (12,600 unsplit). Net sales of splits totaling 401,900 pounds for 2017 were up 16 percent from the previous week, but down 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (250,800 pounds) and Vietnam (151,100 pounds).  Exports of 204,500 pounds were down 53 percent from the previous week and 59 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (195,500 pounds) and South Korea (9,000 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

 

 

 

 

85.6

1.9

 

JAPAN

5.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

0.1

 

 

 

2.4

 

 

CHINA

191.5

 

 

 

16.2

 

250.8

INDIA

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANGLADH

 

 

 

 

2.4

 

 

HG KONG

 

 

 

 

1.0

 

 

KOR REP

72.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

THAILND

11.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIETNAM

 

 

 

 

4.8

 

151.1

BRAZIL

14.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOM REP

 

 

 

 

3.9

 

 

MEXICO

8.1

 

 

 

0.1

-0.3

 

NET SALES

303.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

116.4

1.6

401.9

WEEKLY EXPORTS

333.6

10.4

4.1

0.0

103.2

25.5

204.5

ACCUM. EXPORTS

5,639.1

26.4

39.6

0.0

1,509.9

454.2

7,028.2

OUTSTANDING SALES

2,413.4

17.6

13.1

0.0

554.0

82.2

2,736.6