U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 3/26/2020 

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 619,300 pieces for 2020 were up 52 percent from the previous week and 59 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for China (484,600 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 8,300 pieces), Thailand (47,900 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 1,100 pieces), Indonesia (28,700 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 200 pieces), South Korea (26,000 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 1,500 pieces), and Mexico (24,200 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 400 pieces).  Additionally, there were net sales reported for Mexico (2,600 kip skins).  Exports of 368,200 pieces reported for 2020 were up 1 percent from the previous week and 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports were primarily to China (190,000 pieces), South Korea (43,800 pieces), Mexico (40,800 pieces), Thailand (38,500 pieces), and Taiwan (21,200 pieces).  In addition, there were exports to Italy (5,200 calf skins).   

Net sales of 55,600 wet blues for 2020 were down 47 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for China (25,000 unsplit), Thailand (14,200 unsplit), Mexico (11,900 grain splits), South Korea (4,100 grain splits), and Taiwan (1,600 grain splits and decreases of 100 unsplit), were offset by reductions for the Dominican Republic (3,200 unsplit).  Exports of 153,500 wet blues for 2020 were up 33 percent from the previous week and 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Italy (41,300 unsplit and 1,500 grain splits), China (36,800 unsplit and 4,200 grain splits), Vietnam (30,300 unsplit), Thailand (21,100 unsplit and 1,600 grain splits), and Taiwan (8,400 unsplit).  Total net sales of 172,100 splits were for Vietnam.  Exports of 160,000 pounds were to Vietnam. 

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

1.3

 

 

 

0.8

 

 

JAPAN

2.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

 

 

 

 

-0.1

1.6

 

CHINA

484.6

 

 

 

25.0

 

 

INDIA

 

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

INDNSIA

28.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

26.0

 

 

 

 

4.1

 

THAILND

47.9

 

 

 

14.2

 

 

VIETNAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

172.1

BRAZIL

1.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOM REP

 

 

 

 

-3.2

 

 

MEXICO

24.2

 

2.6

 

 

11.9

 

NET SALES

616.7

0.0

2.6

0.0

38.1

17.5

172.1

WEEKLY EXPORTS

363.0

5.2

0.0

0.0

140.5

13.0

160.0

ACCUM. EXPORTS

4,706.2

27.8

37.9

0.0

1,532.6

182.2

3,930.0

OUTSTANDING SALES

2,620.6

45.4

23.5

0.0

1,054.2

142.7

2,481.1