U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 11/24/2016   

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 207,700 pieces, all whole cattle hides, reported for delivery in 2016 were down 46 percent from the previous week and 45 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (167,600 pieces, including decreases of 8,000 pieces), Thailand (14,700 pieces), South Korea (11,800 pieces, including decreases of 800 pieces), Mexico (5,400 pieces, including decreases of 100 pieces), and Taiwan (3,400 pieces, including decreases of 500 pieces).  Exports of 380,400 pieces were down 2 percent from the previous week and 11 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 379,100 pieces were primarily to China (247,500 pieces), South Korea (83,900 pieces), Mexico (15,900 pieces), Taiwan (10,400 pieces), and Japan (10,200 pieces). 

Net sales of 7,700 wet blues for 2016 were down 96 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (16,100 unsplit), Italy (12,700 unsplit), Mexico (6,000 grain splits), India (1,800 unsplit), and the Dominican Republic (1,000 unsplit).  Reductions were reported for China (29,300 grain splits), South Korea (600 grain splits), Taiwan (300 unsplit), and Hong Kong (200 grain splits).    Exports of 107,600 wet blues were down 46 percent from the previous week and 29 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to China (26,700 unsplit and 17,000 grain splits), Mexico (13,600 grain splits), Hong Kong (11,700 grain splits), and Taiwan (8,600 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 176,600 pounds for 2016 were reported for China (100,000 pounds), South Korea (54,000 pounds), Taiwan (40,000 pounds), and Hong Kong (5,900 pounds).  Reductions were reported for Vietnam (16,400 pounds) and Italy (6,900 pounds).  Exports of 375,100 pounds were up 12 percent from the previous week and 17 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (289,800 pounds), Hong Kong (82,300 pounds), and South Korea (3,000 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

2.0

 

 

 

12.7

-0.1

-6.9

JAPAN

0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

3.4

 

 

 

-0.3

 

40.0

CHINA

167.6

 

 

 

16.1

-29.3

100.0

INDIA

 

 

 

 

1.8

 

 

HG KONG

 

 

 

 

 

-0.2

5.9

KOR REP

11.8

 

 

 

 

-0.6

54.0

THAILND

14.7

 

 

 

-0.1

 

 

VIETNAM

2.4

 

 

 

0.8

 

-16.4

DOM REP

 

 

 

 

1.0

 

 

MEXICO

5.4

 

 

 

 

6.0

 

NET SALES

207.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

32.0

-24.3

176.6

WEEKLY EXPORTS

379.1

0.0

1.3

0.0

56.2

51.5

375.1

ACCUM. EXPORTS

17,487.0

10.0

167.1

0.0

4,443.5

1,837.5

37,725.2

OUTSTANDING SALES

2,979.4

0.0

23.8

0.0

568.9

181.6

2,289.3