U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 10/8/2020  

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 379,800 pieces for 2020 were up 33 percent from the previous week, but down 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for China (229,400 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 16,200 pieces), Mexico (55,500 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 400 pieces), South Korea (43,400 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 1,000 pieces), Hong Kong (6,400 whole cattle hides), and Thailand (2,300 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 100 pieces), were offset by reductions for Turkey (200 pieces), Canada (200 pieces), and Indonesia (200 pieces).  Additionally, total net sales of 42,000 kip skins were reported for Italy.  Exports of 447,900 pieces reported for 2020 were down 3 percent from the previous week, but unchanged from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hides exports were primarily to China (361,800 pieces), South Korea (40,200 pieces), Mexico (25,900 pieces), Hong Kong (6,400 pieces), and Thailand (5,000 pieces).   

Net sales of 107,300 wet blues for 2020 were down 9 percent from the previous week and 17 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for Italy (41,800 unsplit, including decreases of 200 unsplit), Thailand (28,200 unsplit, including decreases of 300 unsplit), Vietnam (10,100 unsplit and 4,000 grain splits, including decreases of 100 unsplit), China (11,900 unsplit), and Taiwan (5,100 unsplit), were offset by reductions for Mexico (100 unsplit).  For 2021, total net sales of 57,000 wet blues unsplit were reported for Italy.  Exports of 128,100 wet blues for 2020 were down 31 percent from the previous week and 25 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to China (38,000 unsplit), Italy (28,400 unsplit and 6,000 grain splits), Vietnam (28,800 unsplit), Thailand (17,600 unsplit), and Mexico (4,400 unsplit and 2,300 grain splits).  Net sales of 5,200 splits were for China (2,900 pounds, including decreases of 25,700 pounds) and China (2,300 pounds, including decreases of 2,000 pounds).    Exports of 689,600 pounds were to Vietnam (560,100 pounds) and China (129,500 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

0.7

 

42.0

 

41.8

 

 

TURKEY

-0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

 

 

 

 

5.1

 

 

CHINA

229.4

 

 

 

11.9

 

2.3

INDIA

 

 

 

 

1.4

0.7

 

HG KONG

6.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDNSIA

-0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

43.4

 

 

 

 

2.8

 

THAILND

2.3

 

 

 

28.2

 

 

VIETNAM

 

 

 

 

10.1

4.0

2.9

BRAZIL

 

 

 

 

 

0.2

 

CANADA

-0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEXICO

55.5

 

 

 

-0.1

1.2

 

NET SALES

337.8

0.0

42.0

0.0

98.4

8.9

5.2

WEEKLY EXPORTS

447.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

117.8

10.3

689.6

ACCUM. EXPORTS

16,760.9

48.3

94.7

0.0

3,987.5

486.4

12,582.0

OUTSTANDING SALES

3,334.8

38.1

70.3

0.0

1,018.9

145.6

2,828.9