U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEK ENDING 6/14/2018 

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 514,600 pieces reported for 2018, all whole cattle hides, were up 22 percent from the previous week and 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were for China (280,000 pieces, including decreases of 21,800 pieces), Thailand (105,100 pieces, including decreases of 4,600 pieces), South Korea (69,000 pieces, including decreases of 4,200 pieces), Mexico (27,900 pieces), and Japan (14,400 pieces, including decreases of 300 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Hong Kong (4,200 pieces) and Indonesia (300 pieces).  Exports of 334,200 pieces, all whole cattle hides, were down 27 percent from the previous week and 20 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to China (154,400 pieces), South Korea (56,500 pieces), Thailand (52,300 pieces), Mexico (23,600 pieces), and Taiwan (22,200 pieces). 

Net sales of 123,700 wet blues for 2018 were down 1 percent from the previous week and 32 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Thailand (37,000 unsplit), Vietnam (32,300 unsplit), Italy (29,100 unsplit), China (17,200 unsplit and 200 grain splits), and Japan (2,200 unsplit and 800 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for Mexico (600 grain splits), Hong Kong (100 grain splits), and Thailand (100 grain splits).  Exports of 145,100 wet blues for 2018 were down 22 percent from the previous week and 23 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (46,900 unsplit and 2,100 grain splits), Italy (17,100 grain splits and 9,100 unsplit), Thailand (14,900 unsplit and 10,000 grain splits), and Vietnam (24,000 unsplit).  Net sales splits totaling 640,600 pounds for 2018 were up 31 percent from the previous week, but down 62 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (437,300 pounds), China (200,000 pounds), and Mexico (3,300 pounds).  Exports of 482,200 pounds were down 47 percent from the previous week and 55 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (332,200 pounds) and China (150,000 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

GERMANY

1.1

 

 

 

1.1

1.3

 

ITALY

 

 

 

 

29.1

-0.1

 

SLOVENIA

6.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPAIN

2.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

TURKEY

6.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPAN

14.4

 

 

 

2.2

0.8

 

TAIWAN

1.7

 

 

 

1.9

 

 

CHINA

280.0

 

 

 

17.2

0.2

200.0

HG KONG

-4.2

 

 

 

 

-0.1

 

INDNSIA

-0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOR REP

69.0

 

 

 

 

1.4

 

PAKISTN

2.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

THAILND

105.1

 

 

 

37.0

-0.1

 

VIETNAM

1.9

 

 

 

32.3

 

437.3

BRAZIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEXICO

27.9

 

 

 

0.1

-0.6

3.3

NET SALES

514.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

120.8

2.8

640.6

WEEKLY EXPORTS

334.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

104.1

41.0

482.2

ACCUM. EXPORTS

9,456.9

65.0

69.1

0.0

2,551.8

734.7

13,809.8

OUTSTANDING SALES

3,026.7

19.2

46.3

0.0

942.0

185.0

7,658.1