U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 5/11/2017  

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 432,400 pieces reported for 2017 were up 5 percent from the previous week, but down 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 432,700 pieces were primarily for China (144,900 pieces, including decreases of 14,200 pieces), South Korea (96,700 pieces, including decreases of 1,000 pieces), Thailand (64,400 pieces, including decreases of 100 pieces), Mexico (46,900 pieces, including decreases of 2,500 pieces), and Indonesia (36,100 pieces).  Exports of 402,000 pieces reported for 2017 were up 14 percent from the previous week and 3 percent from the prior 4-week average. Whole cattle hides exports of 393,000 pieces were primarily to China (206,300 pieces), South Korea (77,600 pieces), Mexico (44,200 pieces), Thailand (27,200 pieces), and Taiwan (18,000 pieces). 

Net sales of 100,300 wet blues for 2017 were up 8 percent from the previous week, but down 15 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (72,100 unsplit), China (7,900 grain splits and 3,400 unsplit), Mexico (7,200 grain splits and 100 unsplit), and Germany (4,400 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for Italy (100 grain splits) and the Dominican Republic (100 unsplit).  Exports of 130,400 wet blues for 2017 were down 21 percent from the previous and 11 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (29,800 unsplit and 12,900 grain splits), Italy (28,800 usnplit and 4,500 grain splits), Thailand (17,500 unsplit), and Mexico (13,800 grain splits and 2,100 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 102,200 pounds for 2017 were reported for China.  Exports of 176,700 pounds were down 6 percent from the previous week and 37 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (126,700 pounds) and Taiwan (50,000 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

GERMANY

 

 

 

 

 

4.4

 

ITALY

 

 

-0.3

 

72.1

-0.1

 

TURKEY

6.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

8.1

 

-0.1

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

16.3

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

CHINA

144.9

 

 

 

3.4

7.9

102.2

HG KONG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDNSIA

36.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

96.7

 

 

 

 

1.3

 

THAILND

64.4

 

 

 

2.7

 

 

VIETNAM

7.8

 

 

 

1.6

 

 

BRAZIL

3.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOMB

1.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOM REP

 

 

 

 

-0.1

 

 

MEXICO

46.9

 

 

 

0.1

7.2

 

NET SALES

432.7

0.0

-0.3

0.0

79.7

20.6

102.2

WEEKLY EXPORTS

393.0

5.2

3.8

0.0

94.8

35.6

176.7

ACCUM. EXPORTS

7,224.6

42.0

50.1

0.0

1,982.4

572.1

8,121.0

OUTSTANDING SALES

2,735.3

13.0

21.2

0.0

430.7

70.1

2,578.5