Export Sales Highlights   

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period December 30, 2016-January 5, 2017. 

Wheat:  Net sales of 391,000 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2016/2017 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destinations (292,900 MT), Mexico (66,100 MT, including decreases of 800 MT), Nigeria (10,900 MT), Colombia (9,000 MT), and Peru (6,000 MT).  Exports of 172,300 MT were down 60 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Indonesia (74,000 MT), Mexico (67,900 MT), South Korea (25,600 MT), Burma (3,200 MT), and Malaysia (500 MT).

Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 24,900 MT is for Canada.

Corn:  Net sales of 603,300 MT for 2016/2017 were up 41 percent from the previous week, but down 42 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were for unknown destinations (207,000 MT), Japan (126,500 MT, including 35,300 MT switched from unknown destinations), Taiwan (80,600 MT, including decreases of 2,700 MT), the Dominican Republic (48,400 MT), and Peru (43,500 MT, including 33,000 MT switched from unknown destinations). Reductions were for South Korea (17,500 MT), Canada (2,900 MT), and Cuba (1,100 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 151,700 MT were reported for unknown destinations (150,300 MT) and Japan (1,400 MT).   Exports of 693,900 MT were up 14 percent from the previous week, but down 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (167,300 MT), Japan (149,400 MT), Colombia (93,300 MT), Chile (44,800 MT), and South Korea (43,300 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2016/2017, the current optional origin outstanding balance of 828,000 MT is for South Korea (604,000 MT) and unknown destinations (224,000 MT).

Barley: No net sales were reported for the week.  Exports of 500 MT were reported to Japan. 

Sorghum: Net sales of 14,900 MT were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 84 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (10,000 MT), China (6,800 MT, including decreases of 2,400 MT), and Indonesia (100 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (2,000 MT).  Exports of 180,500 MT were up noticeably from the previous week and up 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (179,800 MT) and Indonesia (700 MT). 

Rice:  Net sales of 13,000 MT for 2016/2017--a marketing-year low--were down 18 percent from the previous week and 83 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Guatemala (7,700 MT, including 8,400 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 700 MT), Japan (3,500 MT), Libya (2,100 MT), the Dominican Republic (1,800 MT), and Mexico (1,300 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (8,400 MT).  Exports of 95,900 MT were up 92 percent from the previous week and 63 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Venezuela (30,000 MT), Libya (26,800 MT), Mexico (16,700 MT), Guatemala (7,700 MT), and Haiti (7,300 MT).   

Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance totals 200 MT, all Canada.

Soybeans:  Net sales of 348,900 MT for 2016/2017 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 71 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Netherlands (208,200 MT, including 206,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 3,100 MT), China (200,300 MT, including 126,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 76,400 MT), Mexico (67,800 MT, including decreases of 2,000 MT), Turkey (66,000 MT), and Japan (60,000 MT, including 56,200 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 600 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (471,500 MT) and Costa Rica (1,800 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales reductions of 57,000 MT resulted as increases for Japan (9,000 MT) were more than offset by reductions for unknown destinations (66,000 MT).  Exports of 1,432,000 MT were down 10 percent from the previous week and 20 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (629,800 MT), the Netherlands (202,700 MT), Egypt (114,600 MT), Japan (89,500 MT), and Saudi Arabia (71,200 MT).   

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2016/2017, the current optional origin outstanding balance of 120,000 MT is for China. 

Exports for Own Account:  New exports for own account totaling 28,200 MT were reported to Canada.  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 52,500 MT is for Canada.

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 119,100 MT for 2016/2017 were up 43 percent from the previous week, but down 29 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Egypt (55,000 MT, switched from unknown destinations), Vietnam (49,400 MT, including 45,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Pakistan (27,200 MT), Japan (25,800 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and Canada (16,400 MT, including decreases of 300 MT).  Reductions were for unknown destinations (108,300 MT), Colombia (1,600 MT), and Thailand (1,500 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 1,000 MT were reported for Mexico.   Exports of 209,600 MT were up 70 percent from the previous week and 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.   The primary destinations were Vietnam (49,400 MT), the Philippines (46,400 MT), Mexico (21,700 MT), Egypt (19,300 MT), and Canada (17,800 MT).

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 7,300 MT for 2016/2017 were down 77 percent from the previous week and 72 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Dominican Republic (3,500 MT), Colombia (1,500 MT), Canada (1,100 MT), and Mexico (1,000 MT).  Exports of 16,200 MT were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 34 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were the Dominican Republic (4,900 MT), Mexico (4,700 MT), Jamaica (4,000 MT), and Colombia (2,000 MT).

Cotton:  Net upland sales of 236,000 RB for 2016/2017 were up 29 percent from the previous week, but down 15 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Vietnam (74,100 RB), China (33,200 RB, including 4,400 RB switched from Vietnam and decreases of 1,400 RB), Turkey (27,100 RB, including decreases of 2,400 RB), Bangladesh (21,500 RB), and Indonesia (18,100 RB).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 5,700 RB were reported for Mexico.  Exports of 210,500 RB were down 17 percent from the previous week and 11 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Vietnam (48,100 RB), China (41,300 RB), Turkey (23,500 RB), Indonesia (15,000 RB), and Thailand (13,500 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 10,000 RB for 2016/2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.   Increases were reported primarily for India (4,200 RB), China (4,000 RB), and Peru (1,700 RB).  Exports of 11,700 RB were up 62 percent from the previous week, put down 27 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily India (4,900 RB), Peru (2,000 RB), China (1,700 RB), Egypt (1,000 RB), and Pakistan (900 RB).

Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 120,000 RB is for Indonesia (50,500 RB), China (30,700 RB), Vietnam (21,100 RB), Taiwan (10,200 RB), South Korea (3,500 RB), Bangladesh (1,800 RB), India (1,400 RB), Pakistan (500 RB), and (Thailand 300 RB).

Hides and Skins: Net sales of hides for 2017 totaled 305,500 pieces.  Net sales of whole cattle hides totaled 297,500 pieces and were for China (190,000 pieces), South Korea (74,400 pieces), Thailand (16,500 pieces), Taiwan (11,900 pieces), and Mexico (5,000 pieces).  Outstanding sales of whole cattle hides totaled 2,971,900 pieces on December 31st and were carried over to 2017. Hide exports totaled 217,700 pieces, all whole cattle hides.  The primary destinations were China (133,400 pieces), South Korea (53,500 pieces), Mexico (7,400 pieces), and Indonesia (7,000 pieces). Accumulated exports of hides in 2016 totaled 19,695,900 pieces, down 3 percent from the prior year’s total of 20,217,100 pieces.

 

Net sales of wet blues for 2017 totaled 74,800 pieces.  Increases were reported for China (24,000 unsplit and 15,600 grain splits), Mexico (34,100 grain splits), and Italy (1,700 unsplit).  Reductions were reported for Taiwan (500 unsplit), and India (100 unsplit).  Outstanding sales of 329,400 wet blues were remaining on December 31st and carried over to 2017.  Exports of 41,500 wet blues were primarily to Taiwan (15,200 unsplit), Mexico (6,800 grain splits and 2,000 unsplit), Italy (6,900 unsplit), China (5,600 grain splits), and the Dominican Republic (2,800 unsplit). Accumulated exports in 2016 totaled 6,965,800 wet blues, down 2 percent from the prior year’s total of 7,084,800 wet blues. Net sales of splits for 2017 totaled 353,600 pounds.  Increases for Taiwan (399,900 pounds), were partially offset by reductions for Vietnam (38,700 pounds) and China (7,600 pounds).  Outstanding sales of splits totaled 618,000 pounds on December 31st and were carried over to 2017.  Exports of 557,600 pounds were to Vietnam (497,000 pounds), China (41,600 pounds), and South Korea (19,000 pounds).  Accumulated exports of splits in 2016 totaled 40,835,700 pounds, down slightly from the 41,019,300 pounds exported in 2015.

 

Beef: Net sales of 900 MT for 2017 resulted as increases for South Korea (900 MT), Hong Kong (700 MT), Mexico (400 MT), Canada (100 MT), and Taiwan (100 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Japan (1,600 MT).  Outstanding sales on December 31st totaled 38,100 MT and were carried over to 2017.  Exports of 2,500 MT were primarily to Japan (900 MT), South Korea (800 MT), Hong Kong (300 MT), and Mexico (200 MT). Accumulated exports for 2016 totaled 682,500 MT, up 12 percent from the 607,600 MT exported in 2015. 

Pork: Net sales of 12,700 MT for 2017 resulted as increases for Mexico (5,300 MT), Hong Kong (3,300 MT), Canada (1,200 MT), and Japan (1,000 MT), were partially offset by reductions for South Korea (400 MT).  Outstanding sales on December 31st totaled 48,100 MT and were carried over to 2017.  Exports of 9,400 MT were primarily to Mexico (3,700 MT), Japan (1,600 MT), South Korea (1,300 MT), and Canada (500 MT).  Accumulated exports in 2016 totaled 1,029,800 MT, up 4 percent from the 986,500 MT exported in 2015.

 

January 12, 2017                                                                                                                                   1                                                                      FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA 

Reported Under the Daily Reporting System

January 5, 2017 

COMMODITY                                DESTINATION                              QUANTITY (MT)                 MARKETING

                                                               

                           CORN                UNKNOWN                    203,800 MT 1/       2016/2017

                           CORN                UNKNOWN                    150,300 MT 2/       2017/2018

                           WHEAT (HRW)         UNKNOWN                    100,000 MT 1/       2016/2017

                           WHEAT (HRS)         UNKNOWN                    120,000 MT 1/       2016/2017

 

                           1/ Export sales.