Export Sales Highlights                                                                                        

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period December 28, 2018-January 3, 2019. 

Wheat:  Net sales of 131,200 metric tons for 2018/2019--marketing-year low--were down 78 percent from the previous week and 76 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (33,100 MT, including decreases of 400 MT), the Philippines (28,900 MT), Taiwan (19,500 MT), unknown destinations (17,000 MT), and Nigeria (11,300 MT).  Reductions were reported for the Dominican Republic (6,700 MT), Bangladesh (6,200 MT), Honduras (2,000 MT), and Barbados (600 MT).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 30,200 MT were reported for Italy (30,000 MT) and Japan (200 MT).  Exports of 291,700 MT were down 33 percent from the previous week and 44 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to the Philippines (81,900 MT), Mexico (74,300 MT), Bangladesh (49,600 MT), Thailand (21,900 MT), and Taiwan (19,400 MT).   

Optional Origin Sales: For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 60,000 MT is for South Korea.

Corn:  Net sales of 459,800 MT for 2018/2019 were down 9 percent from the previous week and 64 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (175,200 MT, including decreases of 33,200 MT), Saudi Arabia (95,000 MT), Taiwan (73,400 MT), Japan (39,500 MT, including 48,400 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 11,700 MT), and unknown destinations (33,500 MT).  Reductions were primarily reported for Peru (7,200 MT), Nicaragua (4,400 MT), Guatemala (3,800 MT), and the Philippines (2,000 MT).  Exports of 665,000 MT--a marketing-year low--were down 34 percent from the previous week and 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (251,900 MT), Japan (239,800 MT), Peru (41,000 MT), Canada (24,400 MT), and Guatemala (20,700 MT).  

Optional Origin: For 2018/2019, new optional origin sales of 50,000 MT were reported for South Korea.  Options were exercised to export 95,000 MT to Saudi Arabia from the United States.  Options were exercised to export 66,000 MT to South Korea from other than the United States.  The current outstanding balance of 632,200 MT is for South Korea (319,000 MT), unknown destinations (248,200 MT), and Taiwan (65,000 MT).  

Barley:  No net sales were reported for the week.  Exports of 600 MT were to Japan (400 MT) and Taiwan (200 MT). 

Sorghum:  Net sales of 11,900 MT for 2018/2019 were up 34 percent from the previous week and 53 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for South Africa (10,800 MT, including decreases of 300 MT), Japan (1,000 MT), and South Korea (100 MT).  Exports of 29,700 MT were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were to South Africa (17,800 MT), Japan (11,000 MT), Mexico (700 MT), and South Korea (100 MT).

Rice:  Net sales of 82,400 MT for 2018/2019 were up 24 percent from the previous week, but down 16 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for South Korea (78,400 MT), Mexico (2,700 MT), Canada (1,200 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Jordan (600 MT), and Guinea (400 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Saudi Arabia (1,800 MT).  Exports of 9,300 MT were down 79 percent from the previous week and 87 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Saudi Arabia (3,000 MT), Canada (2,100 MT), South Korea (1,600 MT), Mexico (900 MT), and Japan (800 MT). 

Export for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance is 100 MT, all Canada.

Soybeans:  Net sales reductions of 612,000 MT for 2018/2019--a marketing-year low--were down noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (146,100 MT, including decreases of 12,200 MT), the Netherlands (81,900 MT, including 75,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Pakistan (72,600 MT, including 66,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), South Korea (60,900 MT, including 60,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,400 MT), and Germany (56,600 MT, including 60,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 3,400 MT), were more than offset by reductions primarily for China (807,000 MT) and unknown destinations (444,000 MT).  For 2019/2020, total net sales were reported for Japan (1,100 MT).  Exports of 907,900 MT were down 1 percent from the previous week and 8 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to China (133,000 MT), Taiwan (91,000 MT), Argentina (83,200 MT), the Netherlands (81,900 MT), and Pakistan (72,600 MT).   

Optional Origin Sales: For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 172,000 MT is for unknown destinations.  

Exports for Own Account:  For 2018/2019, the current exports for own account outstanding balance is 12,100 MT, all Canada.   

Daily Sales Not Announced:  Please note that for week ending January 3, 2019, export sales of 140,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2018/2019 marketing year, and cancelations of export sales of 808,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2018/2019 marketing year would have been reported as Daily Sales.  However, due to the governments lapse in funding these sales were not announced by press release but are included in this week’s report.

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 124,700 MT for 2018/2019 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 39 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Vietnam (52,900 MT, including 52,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), the Philippines (45,100 MT), Japan (16,200 MT, including 3,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Mexico (14,500 MT).  Reductions were primarily for unknown destinations (53,000 MT).  Exports of 124,400 MT--a marketing-year low--were down 59 percent from the previous week and 50 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (32,200 MT), Vietnam (19,500 MT), Canada (18,200 MT), Peru (10,300 MT), and Panama (9,800 MT). 

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 2,200 MT for 2018/2019--a marketing-year low--were down 86 percent from the previous week and 88 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for Guatemala (5,500 MT), Mexico (600 MT), Canada (200 MT), and Kuwait (100 MT), were partially offset by reductions for the Dominican Republic (4,000 MT) and Colombia (200 MT).  Exports of 12,000 MT were up 46 percent from the previous week and 11 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were to South Korea (8,000 MT), Mexico (3,600 MT), and Canada (400 MT).   

Cotton:  Net sales of 299,800 RB for 2018/2019 were up 31 percent from the previous week and 52 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Pakistan (130,300 RB), India (50,000 RB), Turkey (37,100 RB), Vietnam (28,000 RB, including 6,100 RB switched from China, 3,200 RB switched from South Korea, 500 RB switched from Japan, and 400 RB switched from Hong Kong), and Malaysia (15,000 RB, including 100 RB switched from Japan).  Reductions were reported for South Korea (2,700 RB) and Japan (1,800 RB).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 19,400 RB were reported for Bangladesh (15,000 RB) and China (4,400 RB).  Exports of 181,100 RB were down 5 percent from the previous week, but up 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to Vietnam (46,900 RB), Pakistan (24,100 RB), China (21,200 RB), Indonesia (21,100 RB), and Mexico (18,200 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 6,000 RB for 2018/2019 were down 28 percent from the previous week and 35 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for India (4,200 RB, including decreases of 100 RB), Thailand (900 RB), and China (700 RB, including decreases of 100 RB).  Exports of 16,200 RB were up 30 percent from the previous week and 32 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to India (4,900 RB), China (4,400 RB), Pakistan (3,000 RB), Egypt (1,300 RB), and Germany (1,100 RB).   

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 900 RB is for Vietnam.    

Exports for Own Account:  For 2018/2019, exports for own account to China totaling 900 RB were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account outstanding balance is 4,200 RB, all China. 

Hides and Skins: Net sales of hides for 2019 totaled 162,900 pieces, all whole cattle hides were primarily for China (131,400 pieces, including decreases of 100 pieces), Brazil (12,400 pieces), South Korea (7,900 pieces, including decreases of 200 pieces), and Mexico (7,200 pieces, including decreases of 100 pieces).  Outstanding sales of whole cattle hides totaled 2,116,800 pieces on December 31st and were carried over to 2019.  For 2019, hide exports of 63,100 pieces, all whole cattle hides, were to China (44,400 pieces), South Korea (11,300 pieces), Brazil (4,100 pieces), and Mexico (3,400 pieces). Accumulated exports of hides in 2018 totaled, 21,457,300 pieces, up less than 1 percent from the prior year’s total of 21,390,700 pieces. 

Net sales of 3,500 wet blues for 2019 were reported.  Increases were reported for Italy (1,500 unsplit), Japan (1,300 unsplit), and Indonesia (800 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for Taiwan (100 unsplit) and China (100 unsplit).  Outstanding sales of 388,600 were remaining on December 31st and carried over to 2019.  Exports of 32,100 wet blues were primarily to Taiwan (12,700 unsplit), China (7,100 unsplit), Italy (5,600 unsplit), and Thailand (5,000 unsplit). Accumulated exports in 2018 totaled 6,976,900 wet blues, up 1 percent from the prior year’s total of 6,927,100 wet blues. No net sales of splits for 2019 were reported.  Outstanding sales of splits totaled 2,810,000 pounds on December 31st were carried over to 2019.  Exports of 120,000 pounds were to Vietnam.  Accumulated exports of splits in 2019 totaled 25,103,100 pounds, up 49 percent from the 16,805,400 pounds exported in 2018.

 

Beef: Net sales of 5,800 MT for 2019 were for South Korea (2,500 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), Canada (700 MT), Mexico (600 MT), Taiwan (600 MT), and Japan (600 MT, including decreases of 100 MT).  Outstanding sales on December 31st totaled 62,400 MT and were carried over to 2019.  Exports of 2,400 MT were primarily to South Korea (900 MT), Japan (700 MT), Taiwan (200 MT), Mexico (200 MT), and Hong Kong (200 MT). Accumulated exports for 2018 totaled 861,700 MT, up 13 percent from the 760,700 MT exported in 2017. 

Pork: Net sales of 9,300 MT for 2019 for Mexico (3,400 MT), Colombia (1,600 MT), Australia (1,500 MT), Japan (1,200 MT), and South Korea (500 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Hong Kong (100 MT).  Outstanding sales on December 31st totaled 96,500 MT and were carried over to 2019.  Exports of 7,000 MT were primarily to South Korea (1,600 MT), Mexico (1,600 MT), China (1,100 MT), Japan (500 MT), and Colombia (400 MT).  Accumulated exports for 2018 totaled 1,168,800 MT, up 6 percent from the 1,102,900 MT exported in 2017. 

February 14, 2019                                              1                                              FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA

  

REPORTED UNDER THE DAILY REPORTING SYSTEM                                                        

                                                                                                         FOR PERIOD ENDING JANUARY 3, 2019

                                   COMMODITY                                            DESTINATION                              QUANTITY                MARKETING YEAR                                                               

                                                               

*NO SALES WERE REPORTED DURING THE ABOVE PERIOD.

Daily Sales Not Announced:  Please note that for week ending January 3, 2019, export sales of 140,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2018/2019 marketing year, and cancelations of export sales of 808,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2018/2019 marketing year would have been reported as Daily Sales.  However, due to the governments lapse in funding these sales were not announced by press release but are included in this week’s report.