U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING  8/4/2022   

 Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 350,600 pieces for 2022 were up 2 percent from the previous week, but down 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for China (270,200 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 18,400 pieces), Mexico (26,200 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 1,300 pieces), Brazil (25,300 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 2,600 pieces), South Korea (15,800 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 400 pieces), and Thailand (12,000 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 300 pieces), were offset by reductions for Taiwan (300 pieces).  Exports of 405,000 pieces were down 8 percent from the previous week, but up 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hides exports were primarily to China (265,000 pieces), Mexico (39,500 pieces), South Korea (39,100 pieces), Thailand (27,800 pieces), and Indonesia (18,400 pieces).  In addition, total exports of 1,300 kip skins were to China. 

Net sales of 123,700 wet blues for 2022 were up 28 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for Thailand (42,700 unsplit), China (33,000 unsplit), Vietnam (30,200 unsplit, including decreases of 100 unsplit), Taiwan (9,600 unsplit), and Mexico (4,200 unsplit), were offset by reductions for Portugal (100 grain splits) and Italy (100 unsplit).  Exports of 145,500 wet blues were down 13 percent from the previous week, but up 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to China (53,600 unsplit), Vietnam (38,700 unsplit), Italy (31,600 unsplit and 2,200 grain splits), Thailand (9,200 unsplit), and Hong Kong (5,000 unsplit).  Net sales of 113,500 splits were down 86 percent from the previous week and 70 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for Taiwan (80,000 pounds) and Vietnam (34,500 pounds), were offset by reductions for China (1,000 pounds).  Exports of 540,300 pounds were down 40 percent from the previous week, but up 30 percent from the prior 4-week average. The destinations were to Vietnam (457,300 pounds) and China (83,000 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

 

 

 

 

-0.1

 

 

PORTUGL

 

 

 

 

 

-0.1

 

JAPAN

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

-0.3

 

 

 

9.6

 

80.0

CHINA

270.2

 

 

 

33.0

 

-1.0

INDIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDNSIA

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

15.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

THAILND

12.0

 

 

 

42.7

 

 

VIETNAM

 

 

 

 

30.2

 

34.5

REP SAF

0.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAZIL

25.3

 

 

 

4.2

 

 

MEXICO

26.2

 

 

 

4.2

 

 

NET SALES

350.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

123.8

-0.1

113.5

WEEKLY EXPORTS

403.7

0.0

1.3

0.0

141.9

3.5

540.3

ACCUM. EXPORTS

12,668.4

22.2

33.0

0.0

3,981.7

437.0

15,155.0

OUTSTANDING SALES

3,185.1

32.9

19.4

0.0

951.7

62.2

2,339.2