U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 9/17/2020  

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 535,200 pieces for 2020 were up 25 percent from the previous week and 40 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for China (409,800 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 10,100 pieces), South Korea (82,700 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 900 pieces), Mexico (18,900 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 400 pieces), Taiwan (16,600 whole cattle hides), and Brazil (6,600 whole cattle hides, including decreases of 100 pieces), were offset by reductions for Canada (3,400 pieces), Thailand (300 pieces), Spain (100 pieces), and Vietnam (100 pieces).  Additionally, net sales reductions of 400 kip skins were reported primarily for Belgium (300 kip skins).  Exports of 462,400 pieces reported for 2020 were up 12 percent from the previous week and 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hides exports were primarily to China (349,700 pieces), South Korea (42,400 pieces), Mexico (25,200 pieces), Thailand (8,700 pieces), and Taiwan (6,400 pieces).  In addition, exports of 4,800 kip skins were primarily to Belgium (2,600 kip skins). 

Net sales of 226,700 wet blues for 2020 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for Vietnam (115,700 unsplit, including decreases of 1,000 unsplit), China (84,400 unsplit and 3,300 grain splits), Mexico (7,900 grain splits  and 4,200 unsplit, including decreases of 100 grain splits), Brazil (9,000 unsplit), and South Korea (2,700 grain splits), were offset by reductions for Italy (2,500 unsplit) and Brazil (100 grain splits).  For 2021, net sales of 21,900 wet blues were reported for Vietnam (16,000 unsplit) and Italy (5,900 unsplit).  Exports of 188,900 wet blues for 2020 were up 34 percent from the previous week and 80 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Italy (40,600 unsplit and 13,900 grain splits), China (39,000 unsplit and 4,400 grain splits), Thailand (35,500 unsplit), Vietnam (27,500 unsplit), and Brazil (7,500 grain splits and 1,000 unsplit).  Net sales reductions of 44,900 splits were reported for Vietnam (35,900 pounds) and China (9,000 pounds).  For 2021, total net sales of 40,100 pounds were for Vietnam.  Exports of 440,000 pounds were primarily to Vietnam (279,300 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

 

 

-0.3

 

 

 

 

ITALY

 

 

-0.2

 

-2.5

 

 

SPAIN

-0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

TURKEY

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIWAN

16.6

 

 

 

0.3

1.7

 

CHINA

409.8

 

 

 

84.4

3.3

-9.0

HG KONG

3.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDNSIA

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

82.7

 

 

 

 

2.7

 

THAILND

-0.3

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

VIETNAM

-0.1

 

 

 

115.7

 

-35.9

ETHIOP

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAZIL

6.6

 

 

 

9.0

-0.1

 

CANADA

-3.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEXICO

18.9

 

 

 

4.2

7.9

 

NET SALES

535.7

0.0

-0.4

0.0

211.3

15.5

-44.9

WEEKLY EXPORTS

457.6

0.0

4.8

0.0

151.4

37.5

440.0

ACCUM. EXPORTS

15,396.0

48.3

93.7

0.0

3,570.1

419.5

10,919.4

OUTSTANDING SALES

3,794.9

38.1

26.8

0.0

1,116.7

156.8

3,170.1