U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 5/16/2024

 

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 361,500 pieces for 2024 were down 13 percent from the previous week and 17 percent from the prior 4-week average. Increases primarily for China (246,000 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 7,400 pieces), Brazil (50,300 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 200 pieces), Mexico (28,400 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 3,800 pieces), South Korea (25,100 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 700 pieces), and Turkey (4,800 whole cattle hides), were offset by reductions for Italy (200 pieces). Exports of 402,700 pieces were up 28 percent from the previous week and 4 percent from the prior 4-week average. Whole cattle hides exports were primarily to China (241,200 pieces), Mexico (59,500 pieces), South Korea (44,200 pieces), Thailand (27,100 pieces), and Brazil (9,000 pieces). In addition, exports of 1,200 kip skins were to China.

 

Net sales of 326,100 wet blues for 2024 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average. Increases primarily for Vietnam (117,300 unsplit, including decreases of 12,000 grain splits), China (108,400 unsplit), Italy (75,100 unsplit, including decreases of 48,800 unsplit and 200 grain splits), Thailand (17,600 unsplit), and Brazil (10,200 unsplit, including decreases of 100 unsplit), were offset by reductions for Hong Kong (200 unsplit) and the Dominican Republic (100 unsplit). Total net sales of 50,000 unsplit for 2025 were for Italy. Exports of 158,600 wet blues were up 31 percent from the previous week and 23 percent from the prior 4-week average. The destinations were primarily to Thailand (41,000 unsplit and 1,300 grain splits), Italy (35,300 unsplit), Vietnam (27,100 unsplit), China (20,200 unsplit), and Hong Kong (13,400 unsplit). Net sales of 117,500 splits were reported for Vietnam (74,500 pounds) and China (43,000 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

ITALY

-0.2

 

 

 

75.1

-0.2

 

TURKEY

4.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

4.1

 

 

 

2.0

 

 

CHINA

246.0

 

 

 

108.4

 

43.0

INDIA

 

 

 

 

5.3

 

 

HG KONG

 

 

 

 

-0.2

 

 

INDNSIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

25.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

THAILND

1.5

 

 

 

17.6

 

 

VIETNAM

 

 

 

 

117.3

-12.0

74.5

BRAZIL

50.3

 

 

 

10.2

 

 

CANADA

0.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOM REP

 

 

 

 

-0.1

 

 

MEXICO

28.4

 

 

 

 

2.8

 

NET SALES

361.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

335.5

-9.4

117.5

WEEKLY EXPORTS

401.5

0.0

1.2

0.0

153.1

5.4

0.0

ACCUM. EXPORTS

7,563.4

7.0

15.0

0.0

2,614.1

82.7

1,758.4

OUTSTANDING SALES

2,759.4

1.9

11.8

0.0

1,488.0

44.9

727.7