U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 3/16/2017    

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 247,900 pieces reported for 2017 were down 20 percent from the previous week and 35 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 230,100 pieces were primarily for China (103,400 pieces, including decreases of 8,000 pieces), South Korea (70,300 pieces, including decreases of 7,500 pieces), Indonesia (26,600 pieces, including decreases of 2,900 pieces), Mexico (14,300 pieces, including decreases of 10,400 pieces), and Taiwan (8,300 pieces, including decreases of 2,600 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Japan (100 pieces) and Italy (100 pieces).  Exports of 365,400 pieces reported for 2017, were down 14 percent from the previous week and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 356,500 pieces were primarily to China (221,600 pieces), South Korea (73,700 pieces), Taiwan (28,600 pieces), Mexico (20,100 pieces), and Vietnam (3,700 pieces). 

Net sales of 90,500 wet blues for 2017, were down 66 percent from the previous week and 33 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (46,400 unsplit), China (19,700 unsplit and 7,600 grain splits), and Vietnam (11,100 unsplit).  Reductions were reported for Italy (600 grain splits).  Exports of 164,800 wet blues for 2017 were up 8 percent from the previous week and up 41 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (51,600 unsplit and 11,300 grain splits), China (29,400 unsplit and 16,200 grain splits), Vietnam (27,100 unsplit), and Mexico (13,100 grain splits and 3,800 unsplit). Net sales of splits totaling 471,600 pounds for 2017 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (512,400 pounds). Reductions were reported for Vietnam (40,800 pounds).  Exports of 837,600 pounds were up noticeably from the previous week and up 99 percent from the previous 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (529,100 pounds), China (299,500 pounds), and South Korea (9,000 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

-0.1

 

5.4

 

46.4

-0.6

 

NETHLDS

 

 

4.1

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

-0.1

 

1.4

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

8.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA

103.4

5.3

1.6

 

19.7

7.6

512.4

HG KONG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDNSIA

26.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

70.3

 

 

 

 

2.5

 

THAILND

7.5

 

 

 

3.7

 

 

VIETNAM

 

 

 

 

11.1

 

-40.8

MEXICO

14.3

 

 

 

 

-0.1

 

NET SALES

230.1

5.3

12.5

0.0

81.1

9.4

471.6

WEEKLY EXPORTS

356.5

5.3

3.7

0.0

123.0

41.8

837.6

ACCUM. EXPORTS

4,076.7

16.0

25.4

0.0

1,040.2

350.5

5,684.0

OUTSTANDING SALES

2,833.9

12.3

25.1

0.0

539.1

98.3

2,279.2