U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 4/8/2021   

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 282,700 pieces for 2021 were down 29 percent from the previous week and 40 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for China (164,600 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 5,900 pieces), South Korea (52,900 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 800 pieces), Mexico (23,800 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 400 pieces), Thailand (18,400 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 1,000 pieces), and Japan (2,200 whole cattle hides), were offset by reductions for Indonesia (300 MT).  Total net sales of 13,500 kip skins were for Belgium.  Exports of 401,800 pieces for 2021 were up 9 percent from the previous week and 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hides exports were primarily to China (293,500 pieces), South Korea (53,200 pieces), Thailand (16,600 pieces), Mexico (14,500 pieces), and Vietnam (4,300 pieces).  Exports of 6,300 kip skins were to Belgium.     

Net sales of 64,200 wet blues for 2021 were unchanged from the previous week, but down 57 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for China (34,200 unsplit, including decreases of 200 unsplit), Italy (17,900 unsplit, including decreases of 200 unsplit), Vietnam (8,800 unsplit, including decreases of 100 unsplit), South Korea (3,400 grain splits, including decreases of 100 grain splits), and Taiwan (100 grain splits), were offset by reductions for Thailand (200 unsplit).  Exports of 101,000 wet blues for 2021 were down 16 percent from the previous week and 17 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Italy (23,900 unsplit and 7,200 grain splits), Vietnam (23,300 unsplit), China (17,000 unsplit and 2,200 grain splits), Thailand (16,000 unsplit), and Mexico (3,700 grain splits and 900 unsplit).  Net sales of 488,400 splits were for China (271,500 pounds, including decreases of 600 pounds), Taiwan (172,300 pounds, including decreases of 86,500 pounds), and Vietnam (44,600 pounds, including decreases of 1,500 pounds).  Exports of 336,700 pounds were to Vietnam (207,4,000 pounds) and China (129,300 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

BELGIUM

 

 

13.5

 

 

 

 

ITALY

 

 

 

 

17.9

 

 

SPAIN

1.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

TURKEY

0.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

2.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

1.7

 

 

 

 

0.1

172.3

CHINA

164.6

 

 

 

34.2

 

271.5

INDNSIA

-0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

52.9

 

 

 

 

3.4

 

THAILND

18.4

 

 

 

-0.2

 

 

VIETNAM

1.9

 

 

 

8.8

 

44.6

BRAZIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANADA

1.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEXICO

23.8

 

 

 

 

0.1

 

SALVADR

0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET SALES

269.2

0.0

13.5

0.0

60.7

3.5

488.4

WEEKLY EXPORTS

395.5

0.0

6.3

0.0

87.9

13.0

336.7

ACCUM. EXPORTS

5,219.9

6.4

31.7

0.0

1,499.2

196.7

5,747.1

OUTSTANDING SALES

3,650.0

20.4

13.9

0.0

1,081.4

164.1

3,517.1