Export Sales Highlights  

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period October 5-11, 2018. 

Wheat:  Net sales of 476,000 metric tons for 2018/2019 were up 40 percent from the previous week, but unchanged from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Bangladesh (180,000 MT), Japan (78,700 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), unknown destinations (76,100 MT), Italy (35,500 MT), and the Philippines (31,700 MT).  Reductions were for South Korea (1,500 MT) and Chile (900 MT).  Exports of 491,000 MT were down 2 percent from the previous week, but up 21 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (120,200 MT), Iraq (104,500 MT), the Philippines (103,700 MT), Japan (52,400 MT), and Vietnam (29,900 MT).  

Corn:  Net sales of 382,500 MT for 2018/2019--a marketing-year low--were down 62 percent from the previous week and 72 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (162,500 MT, including decreases of 61,200 MT), Colombia (133,000 MT, including 119,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 2,700 MT), Japan (119,600 MT, including 68,200 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 8,600 MT), Guatemala (73,300 MT), and South Korea (68,100 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (326,500 MT), the Dominican Republic (18,000 MT), and Chile (1,500 MT).   Exports of 1,100,400 MT were primarily to Mexico (452,100 MT), Japan (147,700 MT), Colombia (126,300 MT), Egypt (111,200 MT), and South Korea (68,300 MT).   

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2018/2019, decreases of 115,000 MT were reported for Vietnam (65,000 MT) and unknown destinations (50,000 MT).  The current outstanding balance of 849,000 MT is for South Korea (481,000 MT), unknown destinations (303,000 MT), and Vietnam (65,000 MT).  

Barley:  No net sales were reported for the week.  Exports of 300 MT were to Taiwan (200 MT) and Vietnam (100 MT).   

Sorghum:  No net sales were reported for the week.  Exports of 1,400 MT were reported to Mexico. 

Rice:  Net sales of 24,800 MT for 2018/2019--a marketing-year low--were down 57 percent from the previous week and 65 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Jordan (10,000 MT), Mexico (5,900 MT), Canada (3,000 MT), Guatemala (2,000 MT), and Ghana (1,200 MT).  Reductions were reported for Honduras (100 MT) and Costa Rica (100 MT).  Exports of 26,700 MT were down 72 percent from the previous week and 37 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Costa Rica (8,700 MT), Honduras (6,300 MT), Mexico (5,600 MT), Canada (2,500 MT), and Jordan (1,300 MT). 

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

Soybeans:  Net sales of 293,600 MT for 2018/2019 were reported for Spain (188,000 MT, including 195,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 13,000 MT), the Netherlands (113,600 MT, including 86,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Mexico (111,500 MT, including decreases of 1,100 MT), Thailand (77,700 MT, including 66,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 600 MT), and Vietnam (75,200 MT, including 63,000 MT switched from unknown destinations).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (694,400 MT) and Honduras (6,000 MT).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 2,000 MT were reported for Japan.  Exports of 1,157,400 MT were primarily to Spain (188,000 MT), Vietnam (139,700 MT), China (134,700 MT), the Netherlands (113,600 MT), and Taiwan (75,800 MT). 

Optional Origin Sales: For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 243,000 MT is for unknown destinations.

Export for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance is 28,900 MT, all Canada.

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 104,100 MT for 2018/2019 were reported for Spain (40,000 MT), Colombia (24,200 MT, including 20,900 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 20,000 MT), Jamaica (17,200 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), Israel (17,000 MT), and El Salvador (14,100 MT, including decreases of 600 MT).  Reductions were primarily for unknown destinations (20,900 MT), Costa Rica (5,500 MT), and New Zealand (5,000 MT).  For, 2019/2020, net sales of 200 MT were reported for Canada.  Exports of 158,500 MT were reported for Mexico (43,900 MT), Colombia (39,100 MT), Canada (17,400 MT), Panama (13,200 MT), and the Dominican Republic (7,200 MT).  

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 26,600 MT for 2018/2019 reported for South Korea (23,000 MT), Colombia (3,000 MT), and Guatemala (2,000 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Jamaica (2,000 MT).  Exports of 19,800 MT were reported to the Dominican Republic (14,700 MT), Colombia (2,500 MT), and Mexico (2,100 MT).  

Cotton:  Net sales of 32,700 RB for 2018/2019 were down 67 percent from the previous week and 55 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Pakistan (13,400 RB), Vietnam (11,900 RB, including 300 RB switched from Japan), Mexico (10,600 RB), Thailand (7,200 RB, including 400 RB switched from Japan), and Ecuador (5,200 RB).  Reductions were reported for China (18,500 RB), Bangladesh (5,900 RB), and Japan (2,100 RB).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 24,200 RB were reported for China (17,600 RB) and Thailand (6,600 RB).  Exports of 135,300 RB were down 35 percent from the previous week and 20 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to China (33,100 RB), Vietnam (25,800 RB), Mexico (17,400 RB), Indonesia (10,600 RB), and Pakistan (8,900 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 5,000 RB for 2018/2019 were down 61 percent from the previous week and 26 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (4,400 RB), Japan (300 RB), and India (200 RB).  Exports of 6,300 RB were up noticeably from the previous week and up 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were India (4,500 RB), Turkey (1,100 RB), and Pakistan (500 RB).  

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 1,800 RB is for Vietnam.  

Exports for Own Account:  New exports for own account totaling 2,300 RB were reported to Vietnam.  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 9,700 RB is for China (7,400 RB) and Vietnam (2,300 RB).

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 385,000 pieces reported for 2018 were up 23 percent from the previous week and 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 386,600 pieces were primarily for China (237,700 pieces, including decreases of 24,400 pieces), South Korea (77,700 pieces, including decreases of 5,700 pieces), Mexico (20,200 pieces, including decreases of 1,500 pieces), Taiwan (16,000 pieces, including decreases of 1,800 pieces), and Thailand (8,100 pieces, including decreases of 400 pieces).  Exports of 364,800 pieces reported for 2018 were down 15 percent from the previous week and 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 361,400 pieces were primarily to China (202,400 pieces), South Korea (90,900 pieces), Mexico (27,600 pieces), Brazil (12,300 pieces), and Taiwan (10,800 pieces).

Net sales of 55,400 wet blues for 2018 were down noticeably from the previous week and down 47 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (48,500 unsplit), China (2,800 unsplit), Taiwan (2,500 unsplit), Japan (1,300 unsplit), and El Salvador (1,200 unsplit).  Reductions were reported for Mexico (900 grain splits) and Thailand (200 unsplit).  For 2019, net sales of 200 grain splits reported for Brazil, were more than offset by reductions for Italy (8,600 unsplit).  Exports of 107,900 wet blues for 2018 were up 2 percent from the previous week, but down 17 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (28,300 unsplit), Italy (26,600 unsplit), Vietnam (21,800 unsplit), the Dominican Republic (9,600 unsplit), and Thailand (8,500 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 11,900 pounds for 2018 were for Vietnam (7,400 pounds) and Mexico (4,500 pounds).  Exports of 304,500 pounds for 2018 were down 64 percent from the previous week and 35 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Vietnam (200,000 pounds), China (100,000 pounds), and Mexico (4,500 pounds).

Beef: Net sales of 13,100 MT reported for 2018 were down 1 percent from the previous week and 15 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for South Korea (3,900 MT, including decreases of 400 MT), Japan (2,100 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), Mexico (1,900 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Canada (1,600 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and Taiwan (1,400 MT, including decreases of 100 MT).  For 2019, net sales of 2,300 MT were primarily for South Korea (1,000 MT), Hong Kong (500 MT), Japan (500 MT), and Canada (300 MT).  Exports of 16,000 MT were down 25 percent from the previous week and 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (4,500 MT), South Korea (4,000 MT), Hong Kong (1,900 MT), Mexico (1,700 MT), and Canada (1,300 MT).

Pork:  Net sales of 20,800 MT reported for 2018 were up 24 percent from the previous week and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (7,300 MT), Japan (4,500 MT), Hong Kong (2,800 MT), Canada (2,100 MT), and Colombia (1,200 MT).  Reductions were reported for Guam (100 MT).  Exports of 25,700 MT were up 4 percent from the previous week and 21 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (9,000 MT), South Korea (4,200 MT), Japan (3,800 MT), Hong Kong (2,400 MT), and Canada (2,000 MT).

October 18, 2018                                                 1                                                          FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA

                                                                                          REPORTED UNDER THE DAILY REPORTING SYSTEM                                                        

                                                                                                         FOR PERIOD ENDING OCTOBER 11, 2018

                                   COMMODITY                                                   DESTINATION                              QUANTITY                     MARKETING YEAR                                                               

  WHEAT (HRS)                                                   BANGLADESH                              120,000 MT 1/                 2018/2019

  CORN                                                                  UNKNOWN DESTINATIONS       140,000 MT 2/                 2018/2019

  

1/ Export sales.

2/ Cancellation of export sales.