Export Sales Highlights     

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period March 10-16, 2017. 

Wheat:  Net sales of 418,500 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2016/2017 were up 58 percent from the previous week and 17 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (122,400 MT, including 34,800 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,000 MT), Algeria (120,000 MT), Mexico (69,100 MT, including decreases of 1,300 MT), China (66,000 MT, including 60,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Saudi Arabia (60,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (221,600 MT), Singapore (16,300 MT), and Honduras (8,500 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 149,800 MT were reported primarily for the Philippines (50,000 MT), South Korea (48,000 MT), and unknown destinations (39,200 MT).  Reductions were reported for the Dominican Republic (5,400 MT).  Exports of 648,700 MT were up 5 percent from the previous week and 17 percent and from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Japan (147,100 MT), China (126,000 MT), Mexico (101,600 MT), the Philippines (53,800 MT), and South Korea (39,400 MT). 

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

Corn:  Net sales of 1,347,000 MT for 2016/2017 were up 11 percent from the previous week and 59 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were for South Korea (593,700 MT, including 129,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 5,300 MT), Japan (297,000 MT, including 54,400 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 7,000 MT), Mexico (162,700 MT, including decreases of 6,600 MT), Saudi Arabia (113,100 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Morocco (103,100 MT, including 53,100 MT switched from unknown destinations).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (272,300 MT) and Costa Rica (2,000 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 127,100 MT were reported for Mexico (120,000 MT) and Japan (7,100 MT).  Exports of 1,382,200 MT were down 10 percent from the previous week and 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (259,100 MT), South Korea (244,500 MT), Japan (234,600 MT), Colombia (196,300 MT), and Saudi Arabia (143,100 MT). 

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2016/2017, options were exercised to export 68,000 MT to South Korea from the United States.   Decreases in optional origin sales totaling 40,000 MT were reported for unknown destinations.  The current optional origin outstanding balance of 530,000 MT is for unknown destinations (203,000 MT) and South Korea (327,000 MT). 

Export Adjustments:  Accumulated exports to Japan were adjusted down 45,048 MT for week ending March 9th.   This shipment was reported twice. 

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

Sorghum: Net sales of 215,600 MT for 2016/2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were for unknown destinations (105,500 MT), China (105,000 MT), and Japan (5,100 MT).  Exports of 12,400 MT were down 90 percent from the previous week and 89 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destination was Mexico. 

Export Adjustments:  Accumulated exports to Japan were adjusted down 11,000 MT for week ending March 9th.  This shipment was reported twice. 

Rice:  Net sales of 49,600 MT for 2016/2017 were down 7 percent from the previous week and 34 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Turkey (30,000 MT), Haiti (14,300 MT), Japan (14,300 MT), Mexico (7,200 MT, including decreases of 4,000 MT), and unknown destinations (4,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for the United Arab Emirates (30,000 MT).  Exports of 48,000 MT were down 42 percent from the previous week and 34 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Haiti (14,000 MT), the Dominican Republic (12,000 MT), Japan (6,500 MT), Mexico (5,000 MT), and Canada (2,400 MT).                  

 Exports for Own Account:   The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 400 MT is for Canada. 

Soybeans:  Net sales of 738,200 MT for 2016/2017 were up 57 percent from the previous week and 72 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (194,200 MT, including 66,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 100 MT), the Netherlands (143,300 MT, including 132,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), unknown destinations (119,700 MT), Mexico (107,400 MT, including 500 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Japan (66,200 MT, including 49,700 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 400 MT).  Reductions were reported for Cuba (800 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 79,900 MT were reported for unknown destinations (66,000 MT), Mexico (9,800 MT), and Japan (4,100 MT).  Exports of 575,900 MT were down 32 percent from the previous week and 39 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily the Netherlands (143,300 MT), Mexico (121,600 MT), Japan (81,700 MT), China (74,200 MT), and Bangladesh (59,700 MT).   

Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 20,000 MT is for Canada. 

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 134,300 MT for 2016/2017 were down 66 percent from the previous week and 49 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Philippines (48,900 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Colombia (17,500 MT, switched from unknown destinations), Canada (16,300 MT), Guatemala (14,300 MT, including 15,800 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,600 MT), and Panama (11,300 MT, including 12,600 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,300 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (25,700 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 26,600 MT were reported for El Salvador (15,000 MT), Nicaragua (11,300 MT), and Mexico (400 MT).  Exports of 335,600 MT were down 4 percent from the previous week, but up 21 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Vietnam (99,000 MT), Mexico (46,100 MT), Colombia (41,100 MT), Ecuador (39,500 MT), and Spain (20,500 MT). 

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 15,300 MT for 2016/2017 were down noticeably from the previous week, but up noticeably and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for South Korea (6,600 MT), Colombia (3,000 MT), Mexico (2,800 MT, including decreases of 400 MT), and the Dominican Republic (2,600 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (200 MT).  Exports of 30,600 MT were up 22 percent from the previous week and 54 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Colombia (7,400 MT), Mexico (7,200 MT), Guatemala (5,700 MT)and the Dominican Republic (5,100 MT). 

Cotton:  Net upland sales of 328,200 RB for 2016/2017 were up 4 percent from the previous week, but down 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (98,100 RB, including 900 RB switched from Japan and decreases of 100 RB), Vietnam (63,800 RB, including 900 RB switched from Japan), Turkey (53,900 RB, including decreases of 100 RB), Indonesia (29,800 RB, including 1,800 RB switched from Japan and 700 RB from Thailand), and India (27,300 RB).  Reductions were reported for Brazil (4,400 RB) and Japan (1,900 RB).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 201,300 RB were reported primarily for Thailand (56,700 RB), Indonesia (54,100 RB), China (39,600 RB), and Pakistan (11,900 RB).  Exports of 379,700 RB were up 12 percent from the previous week, but down 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Vietnam (99,900 RB), China (67,600 RB), Indonesia (36,800 RB), Pakistan (34,000 RB), and Mexico (26,900 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 10,000 RB for 2016/2017 were down 59 percent from the previous week and 34 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Pakistan (2,500 RB), Vietnam (2,200 RB), India (1,700 RB, including decreases of 100 RB), and Japan (1,300 RB).  Exports of 14,700 RB were up 77 percent from the previous week and 27 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were India (7,000 RB), China (4,000 RB), Egypt (1,000 RB), Pakistan (900 RB), and Vietnam (900 RB). 

Exports for Own Account:  New exports for own account were reported to Indonesia (2,000 RB) and Vietnam (1,600 RB).  Exports to Indonesia (4,400 RB) were applied to new or outstanding sales.  Decreases were reported to Indonesia (1,300 RB).  The current outstanding balance of 113,000 RB is for Indonesia (64,600 RB), China (26,800 RB), Taiwan (9,700 RB), Vietnam (4,100 RB), South Korea (2,600 RB), Bangladesh (1,800 RB), Thailand (1,600 RB), India (1,300 RB), and Pakistan (500 RB).  

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). 

Beef: Net sales of 14,600 MT reported for 2017 were down 9 percent from the previous week and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (4,500 MT, including decreases of 2,200 MT), Hong Kong (3,400 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), South Korea (2,300 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), Mexico (1,600 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and Taiwan (1,100 MT).  Exports of 13,100 MT were down 3 percent from the previous week and 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (4,600 MT), South Korea (2,500 MT), Mexico (1,700 MT), Hong Kong (1,600 MT), and Canada (1,100 MT). 

Pork: Net sales of 30,100 MT reported for 2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 75 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (12,600 MT), South Korea (7,300 MT), Japan (3,200 MT), Canada (2,600 MT), and the Dominican Republic (1,100 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 500 MT were reported for South Korea.  Exports of 23,700 MT were down 4 percent from the previous week, but up 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Mexico (8,300 MT), Japan (3,900 MT), South Korea (3,800 MT), China (1,900 MT), and Canada (1,700 MT). 

March 23, 2017                                                                                                                      1                                                                                           FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA

March 16, 2017

 COMMODITY                                                                        DESTINATION                                 QUANTITY                        MARKETING YEAR                                                                                      

CORN                                                                                               MEXICO                                      120,000 MT 1/                           2017/2018

CORN                                                                                               SOUTH KOREA                          132,000 MT 1/                           2016/2017

SOYBEANS                                                                                     UNKNOWN                                 120,000 MT 1/                           2016/2017

SOYBEANS                                                                                     UNKNOWN                                 120,000 MT 1/                           2017/2018

WHEAT (HRW)                                                                               ALGERIA                                    120,000 MT 1/                           2016/2017

 

 

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