Export Sales Highlights 

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period April 6-12, 2018. 

Wheat:  Net sales reductions of 66,900 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2017/2018--a marketing-year low--were down noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were for the Philippines (48,300 MT, including 30,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 20,400 MT), Chile (33,000 MT, including 30,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Venezuela (30,000 MT), Colombia (7,600 MT, including 8,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 900 MT), and Peru (7,400 MT).  Reductions were primarily reported for Japan (65,000 MT), unknown destinations (63,700 MT), and Indonesia (50,000 MT).  For 2018/2019, net sales of 240,400 MT were primarily reported for the Philippines (65,000 MT), Indonesia (50,000 MT), Thailand (39,500 MT), and Japan (36,200 MT).  Exports of 452,100 MT were up 4 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were to the Philippines (145,500 MT), Mexico (70,400 MT), Japan (59,000 MT), Iraq (52,500 MT), and Chile (33,000 MT).

Corn:  Net sales of 1,091,700 MT for 2017/2018 were up 30 percent from the previous week, but down 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Colombia (246,300 MT, including 123,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 300 MT), Taiwan (175,700 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from Japan and 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Japan (141,300 MT, including 57,700 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 167,200 MT), South Korea (132,500 MT, including 129,000 MT switched from Japan and decreases of 4,900 MT), and China (129,500 MT, including 130,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 800 MT).  Reductions were primarily for unknown destinations (180,900 MT).  For 2018/2019, net sales of 112,200 MT were for Japan (65,000 MT) and Mexico (47,200 MT).  Exports of 1,593,800 MT were down 17 percent from the previous week, but up 8 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (306,600 MT), Japan (219,400 MT), South Korea (203,100 MT), Colombia (179,300 MT), and Taiwan (151,300 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2017/2018, options were exercised to export 70,000 MT to South Korea from the United States.  The current optional origin outstanding balance of 713,000 MT is for South Korea (414,000 MT), unknown destinations (179,000 MT), and Vietnam (120,000 MT).

Barley:  No net sales were reported for the week.  Exports of 200 MT were primarily to Taiwan.

Sorghum:  Net sales reductions of 1,300 MT for 2017/2018 resulted as increases for China (61,200 MT, including 60,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 4,800 MT), were more than offset by reductions for unknown destinations (49,500 MT) and Japan (13,000 MT).  Exports of 120,300 MT were down 39 percent from the previous week and 42 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destination was China.

Rice:  Net sales of 87,800 MT for 2017/2018 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 46 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (36,600 MT), Colombia (11,000 MT), Guatemala (10,100 MT, including 1,000 MT switched from El Salvador), Costa Rica (9,800 MT), and Saudi Arabia (8,300 MT).  Exports of 32,100 MT were down 69 percent from the previous week and 52 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Japan (16,200 MT), Guatemala (6,100 MT), Mexico (4,200 MT), Canada (1,900 MT), and Jordan (1,100 MT).

Soybeans:  Net sales of 1,040,700 MT for 2017/2018 were down 31 percent from the previous week, but up 12 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destinations (581,000 MT), Mexico (129,900 MT, including decreases of 3,100 MT), Indonesia (77,800 MT, including decreases of 1,100 MT), Egypt (61,400 MT, including decreases of 3,600 MT), and Japan (43,400 MT, including 28,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 3,100 MT).  Reductions were reported for China (52,900 MT).  For 2018/2019, net sales of 1,090,700 MT were primarily for China (321,000 MT), Mexico (271,800 MT), Argentina (240,000 MT), and unknown destinations (188,000 MT).  Exports of 402,300 MT--a marketing-year low--were down 4 percent from the previous week and 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Egypt (111,400 MT), Mexico (87,500 MT), Japan (55,200 MT), Indonesia (37,800 MT), and Colombia (35,900 MT).

Export for Own Account:  The current outstanding balance of 12,200 MT is for Canada. 

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 164,900 MT for 2017/2018 were down 48 percent from the previous week and down 41 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Indonesia (70,000 MT), Ireland (15,000 MT), Colombia (13,200 MT, including decreases of 400 MT), Burma (8,500 MT), and the Philippines (8,300 MT).  Reductions were reported for El Salvador (3,000 MT), Panama (700 MT), and the Dominican Republic (100 MT).  For 2018/2019, net sales of 6,800 MT were reported for Mexico.  Exports of 274,300 MT were down 8 percent from the previous week, but up 19 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were the Philippines (71,700 MT), Peru (32,100 MT), Thailand (30,500 MT), and Morocco (28,000 MT). 

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 28,000 MT were up 27 percent from the previous week, but down 18 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for Peru (12,000 MT), Guatemala (7,300 MT), Nicaragua (4,100 MT), Colombia (2,000 MT), and Mexico (2,000 MT).  Exports of 50,800 MT--a marketing-year high--were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were South Korea (38,000 MT), the Dominican Republic (9,800 MT), and Mexico (2,200 MT).  

Cotton:  Net sales of 290,200 running bales for 2017/2018 were up 62 percent from the previous week, but down 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (77,900 RB, including 3,000 RB switched from Hong Kong), Vietnam (74,600 RB, including 2,200 RB switched from Malaysia and decreases of 2,200 RB), Turkey (44,600 RB, including 800 RB switched from Bahrain and decreases of 2,200 RB), Indonesia (38,900 RB, including 400 RB switched from China and 300 RB switched from Japan), and Bangladesh (18,500 RB).  Reductions were reported for Hong Kong (3,000 RB) and India (2,900 RB).  For 2018/2019, net sales of 229,800 RB were primarily for Vietnam (107,200 RB), Indonesia (40,500 RB), China (25,600 RB), and Pakistan (19,800 RB).  Exports of 362,000 RB were down 28 percent from the previous week and 20 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Vietnam (80,300 RB), China (54,200 RB), Pakistan (42,900 RB), Turkey (38,200 RB), and Bangladesh (26,000 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 4,900 RB for 2017/2018 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily reported for Peru (3,000 RB), Thailand (900 RB), China (400 RB), and India (300 RB).  Reductions were reported for Japan (100 RB).  Exports of 9,300 RB were down 25 percent from the previous week and 51 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (4,800 RB), India (1,600 RB), Austria (900 RB), and Japan (600 RB). 

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2017/2018, options were exercise to export 1,700 RB to Indonesia from the United States.  The current optional origin outstanding balance is 14,800 RB, all Indonesia. 

Exports for Own Account:  New exports for own account totaling 2,400 RB were reported to Indonesia.  The current outstanding balance of 17,800 RB is for Vietnam (7,100 RB), Indonesia (6,400 RB), China (3,800 RB), and Bangladesh (500 RB).

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 479,800 pieces reported for 2018, all whole cattle hides, were up 7 percent from the previous week and 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were for China (209,800 pieces, including decreases of 5,700 pieces), South Korea (147,600 pieces, including decreases of 3,600 pieces), Mexico (65,900 pieces, including decreases of 1,600 pieces), Indonesia (30,400 pieces, including decreases of 700 pieces), and Thailand (17,800 pieces, including decreases of 1,500 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Japan (400 pieces).  Exports of 454,200 pieces reported for 2018 were down 7 percent from the previous week, but up 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 449,000 pieces were primarily to China (267,500 pieces), South Korea (77,500 pieces), Thailand (38,700 pieces), Mexico (30,300 pieces), and Taiwan (18,000 pieces). 

Net sales of 56,200 wet blues for 2018 were down 80 percent from the previous week and 67 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (18,800 unsplit), China (11,200 unsplit and 4,100 grain splits), and Mexico (6,500 unsplit and 3,400 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for Italy (300 grain splits).  Exports of 159,800 wet blues for 2018 were down 28 percent from the previous week, but up 17 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (65,800 unsplit and 6,100 grain splits), Italy (32,800 unsplit and 13,400 grain splits), and Mexico (14,000 grain splits and 4,900 unsplit).  Net sales splits totaling of 581,600 pounds for 2018 resulted as increases for China (700,000 pounds) and South Korea (12,000 pounds), were partially offset by reductions for Vietnam (130,400 pounds).  Exports of 578,200 pounds were up 23 percent from the previous week and 39 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (460,200 pounds), China (93,000 pounds), and South Korea (25,000 pounds).

Beef: Net sales of 19,900 MT for 2018 were down 9 percent from the previous week, but up 18 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Japan (8,600 MT, including decreases of 1,600 MT), Mexico (3,600 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), South Korea (2,700 MT, including decreases of 400 MT), Canada (2,200 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and Hong Kong (1,600 MT, including decreases of 100 MT).  Exports of 15,200 MT were up 1 percent from the previous week, but down 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (5,000 MT), South Korea (3,700 MT), Mexico (1,900 MT), Hong Kong (1,400 MT), and Canada (1,300 MT). 

Pork: Net sales of 17,900 MT for 2018 were down 18 percent from the previous week and 12 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for South Korea (4,700 MT), Mexico (4,500 MT), Japan (2,900 MT), Canada (1,900 MT), and Colombia (1,100 MT).  Exports of 16,100 MT were down 30 percent from the previous week and 29 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (5,000 MT), South Korea (3,300 MT), Japan (3,200 MT), China (1,200 MT), and Canada (900 MT).

April 19, 2018                                                      1                                                          FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA 

                                                                                                      SUMMARY OF EXPORT TRANSACTION

                                                                                          REPORTED UNDER THE DAILY REPORTING SYSTEM                                                        

                                                                                                         FOR PERIOD ENDING APRIL 12, 2018

                                   COMMODITY                                      DESTINATION                               QUANTITY                    MARKETING YEAR                      

                                                   

                                  SOYBEANS                                          ARGENTINA                                  240,000 MT 1/                   2018/2019

                                  SOYBEANS                                          CHINA                                            132,000 MT 1/                   2018/2019

                                  SOYBEANS                                          MEXICO                                         141,518 MT 1/                   2018/2019

                                  SOYBEANS                                          UNKNOWN                                    408,500 MT 1/                   2017/2018

 

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