U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 5/28/2020 

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 392,700 pieces for 2020 were down 9 percent from the previous week, but up 21 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for China (348,200 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 3,500 pieces), South Korea (35,300 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 1,100 pieces), Vietnam (4,400 whole cattle hides), Mexico (3,300 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 200 pieces), and Taiwan (2,600 whole cattle hides), were offset by reductions for Indonesia (1,500 whole cattle hides).  Additionally, net sales reductions were reported for Italy (300 calf skins) and Belgium (200 kip skins). Exports of 414,900 pieces reported for 2020 were down 7 percent from the previous week, but up 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hides exports were primarily to China (317,000 pieces), South Korea (31,100 pieces), Mexico (20,300 pieces), Thailand (19,400 pieces), and Indonesia (10,000 pieces).  In addition, there were exports to Italy (7,000 calf skins) and Belgium (1,200 kip skins). 

Net sales of 63,100 wet blues for 2020 were down 49 percent from the previous week and but up 25 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Vietnam (26,200 unsplit, including decreases of 100 unsplit), Italy (15,700 unsplit, including 500 unsplit), Thailand (12,700 unsplit, including decreases of 100 unsplit), China (6,100 unsplit), and the Dominican Republic (2,400 unsplit).  Exports of 64,900 wet blues for 2020 were down 28 percent from the previous week and 20 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were to Italy (46,400 unsplit), Thailand (8,300 unsplit), Vietnam (6,700 unsplit), Brazil (2,200 grain splits), and China (1,300 unsplit).  Net sales of 617,900 splits were for Vietnam (605,600 pounds) and China (12,300 pounds).  Exports of 320,300 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

BELGIUM

 

 

-0.2

 

 

 

 

ITALY

 

-0.3

 

 

15.7

 

 

JAPAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

2.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA

348.2

 

 

 

6.1

 

12.3

INDNSIA

-1.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

35.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

THAILND

0.9

 

 

 

12.7

 

 

VIETNAM

4.4

 

 

 

26.2

 

605.6

BRAZIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOM REP

 

 

 

 

2.4

 

 

MEXICO

3.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET SALES

393.2

-0.3

-0.2

0.0

63.1

0.0

617.9

WEEKLY EXPORTS

406.7

7.0

1.2

0.0

62.7

2.2

320.3

ACCUM. EXPORTS

8,294.9

36.6

53.6

0.0

2,147.0

257.8

6,378.4

OUTSTANDING SALES

3,300.1

38.1

19.7

0.0

972.9

140.3

1,902.4