Export Sales Highlights   

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period February 3-9, 2017. 

Wheat:  Net sales of 569,100 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2016/2017 were up 8 percent from the previous week and 10 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destinations (149,000 MT), Mexico (99,600 MT), Nigeria (62,000 MT), South Korea (61,700 MT, including 60,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Yemen (50,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for Peru (5,000 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 19,500 MT were reported for unknown destinations (18,000 MT) and Honduras (1,500 MT).  Exports of 389,100 MT were down 36 percent from the previous week and 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (70,800 MT), South Korea (62,100 MT), the Dominican Republic (43,200 MT), Peru (43,000 MT), Japan (40,300 MT), and China (31,500 MT).

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

Corn:  Net sales of 783,500 MT for 2016/2017 were down 19 percent from the previous week and 35 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were for Japan (708,800 MT, including 90,800 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 4,500 MT), Peru (83,600 MT, including 108,000 switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,600 MT), Mexico (69,200 MT), Morocco (69,000 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Chile (43,600 MT, including 45,000 MT switched from Peru and decreases of 1,400 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (381,200 MT), Venezuela (18,000 MT), and Honduras (3,500 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 285,200 MT were reported for Japan (229,000 MT), Mexico (30,000 MT), and Costa Rica (26,200 MT).  Exports of 1,251,700 MT were up 11 percent from the previous week and 32 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (382,200 MT), Mexico (233,700 MT), Peru (154,600 MT), South Korea (72,500 MT), and Morocco (69,000 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2016/2017, the current optional origin outstanding balance of 760,000 MT is for unknown destinations (224,000 MT) and South Korea (536,000 MT).

Barley: There were no sales or exports reported during the week. 

Sorghum: Net sales of 134,900 MT for 2016/2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were for China (174,500 MT, including 113,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Japan (13,000 MT, including 3,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 100 MT), the Republic of South Africa (9,500 MT, switched from unknown destinations), and Mexico (7,900 MT, including decreases of 4,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (70,000 MT).  Exports of 153,000 MT were up noticeably from the previous week and up 40 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (121,600 MT), Japan (18,000 MT), the Republic of South Africa (9,500 MT), and Mexico (3,900 MT). 

Rice:  Net sales of 120,700 MT for 2016/2017 were up 40 percent from the previous week and 51 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (30,400 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Venezuela (30,000 MT, switched from unknown destinations), Turkey (25,000 MT), Colombia (23,800 MT), and the Dominican Republic (19,100 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (43,900 MT), Nicaragua (400 MT), and Costa Rica (100 MT).  Exports of 122,400 MT--a marketing-year high--were up 8 percent from the previous week and up noticeably from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (46,400 MT), Venezuela (30,000 MT), Haiti (14,000 MT), Guatemala (6,800 MT), and Costa Rica (5,700 MT).                                       

 Exports for Own Account:  Exports for own account totaling 100 MT to Canada were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 300 MT is for Canada. 

Soybeans:  Net sales of 890,000 MT for 2016/2017 were up 93 percent from the previous week and 41 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (262,300 MT, including 244,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 81,400 MT), unknown destinations (175,600 MT, including decreases of 67,800 MT), Germany (152,400 MT, switched from the Netherlands), Taiwan (79,700 MT, including 59,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Spain (71,500 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations).  Reductions were reported for Venezuela (600 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 207,400 MT were reported for Japan (101,900 MT), unknown destinations (66,000 MT), Mexico (24,000 MT), and Costa Rica (15,500 MT).  Exports of 1,138,100 MT were down 27 percent from the previous week and 22 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (816,200 MT), Taiwan (80,700 MT), Spain (71,500 MT), Japan (47,900 MT), and Mexico (47,000 MT).  

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2016/2017, options were exercised to export 63,000 MT to China from other than the United States.  The current optional origin outstanding balance of 120,000 MT is for China. 

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

Export Adjustments: :  Accumulated exports to the Netherlands were adjusted down 76,703 MT for week ending January 26th and 75,685 MT for week ending February 2nd.  The correct destination is Germany and is included in this week’s report. 

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 121,300 MT for 2016/2017 were down 65 percent from the previous week and 62 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destination (36,300 MT), Peru (25,500 MT, including 5,300 MT switched from Egypt), Mexico (22,400 MT), Panama (11,700 MT, including 15,600 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 4,300 MT), and Morocco (11,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for Egypt (35,700 MT) and Costa Rica (1,800 MT).  Exports of 233,800 MT were down 26 percent from the previous week and 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (59,000 MT), Vietnam (49,700 MT), Japan (28,600 MT), the Dominican Republic (17,700 MT), and Panama (11,300 MT).

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 9,900 MT for 2016/2017 were down 72 percent from the previous week and 71 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Dominican Republic (5,200 MT), Colombia (3,000 MT), Mexico (1,600 MT), and Canada (200 MT).  Reductions were reported for South Korea (200 MT).  Exports of 45,700 MT were up 18 percent from the previous week and 73 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (29,800 MT), South Korea (10,000 MT), Mexico (5,200 MT), and Canada (600 MT).

Cotton:  Net upland sales of 222,200 RB for 2016/2017 were up 7 percent from the previous week, but down 34 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Turkey (89,500 RB), Mexico (25,500 RB), Vietnam (23,800 RB, including 700 RB switched from Japan and decreases of 24,300 RB), Bangladesh (20,500 RB), and Indonesia (18,200 RB, including 1,600 RB switched from Japan and decreases of 1,000 RB).  Reductions were reported for Japan (1,600 RB).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 123,300 RB were reported for Thailand (47,100 RB), China (30,800 RB), and Vietnam (20,100 RB).  Exports of 344,900 RB were down 24 percent from the previous week, but up 10 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Vietnam (71,500 RB), China (70,800 RB), Pakistan (34,900 RB), Turkey (26,400 RB), and Indonesia (23,400 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 12,700 RB for 2016/2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for China (8,100 RB), India (2,800 RB), Pakistan (1,400 RB), and Thailand (700 RB).  Reductions of 800 RB were reported for Turkey.  Exports of 18,400 RB were up 55 percent from the previous week and 54 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (8,900 RB), India (4,300 RB), Peru (2,000 RB), Pakistan (900 RB), and Egypt (900 RB). 

Exports for Own Account:  New exports for own account totaling 8,400 RB were reported for Indonesia (7,600 RB), Singapore (600 RB), and India (200 RB).  Exports to Vietnam (11,200 RB), China (400 RB), and India (200 RB) were applied to new or outstanding sales.  Decreases totaling 200 RB were reported to Vietnam.  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 124,700 RB is for Indonesia (70,900 RB), China (27,000 RB), Taiwan (9,700 RB), Vietnam (9,100 RB), South Korea (3,500 RB), Bangladesh (1,800 RB), India (1,300 RB), Singapore (600 RB), Pakistan (500 RB), and (Thailand 300 RB). 

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 375,000 pieces reported for 2017 were up 79 percent from the previous week, but down 4 percent from the previous 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 361,000 pieces were primarily for China (236,200 pieces, including decreases of 24,700 pieces), South Korea (46,300 pieces, including decreases of 3,900 pieces), Mexico (43,600 pieces, including decreases of 1,200 pieces), Taiwan (15,600 pieces), and Italy (6,900 pieces).  Exports of 387,800 pieces reported for 2017, were down 3 percent from the previous week and 7 percent from the previous 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 382,100 pieces were primarily to China (249,800 pieces), South Korea (60,900 pieces), Mexico (25,200 pieces), Taiwan (20,100 pieces), and Thailand (9,100 pieces). 

Net sales of 76,300 wet blues reported for 2017, were down 35 percent from the previous week and 47 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (19,200 unsplit and 7,500 grain splits), Italy (23,800 unsplit and 2,200 grain splits), Thailand (10,600 unsplit), and Vietnam (6,400 unsplit).  Exports of 132,400 wet blues reported for 2017, were down 8 percent from the previous week and 10 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations China (38,500 unsplit and 14,500 grain splits), Italy (41,100 unsplit and 9,300 grain splits), Mexico (11,100 grain splits and 1,800 unsplit), and Vietnam (8,000 unsplit). Net sales of splits totaling 253,500 pounds for 2017, were down 38 percent from the previous week and 54 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (166,400 pounds), Italy (87,400 pounds), and South Korea (16,000 pounds).  Reductions were reported for Taiwan (16,200 pounds) and Vietnam (1,800 pounds).  Exports of 392,100 pounds, down 35 percent from the previous week and 29 percent from the previous 4-week average, were to Taiwan (251,000 pounds), China (93,000 pounds), Indonesia (40,100 pounds), and South Korea (8,000 pounds). 

Beef: Net sales of 13,300 MT reported for 2017 were down 16 percent from the previous week and 12 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (3,500 MT, including decreases of 1,300 MT), South Korea (3,300 MT, including decreases of 400 MT), Mexico (2,000 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Canada (2,000 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and Hong Kong (1,300 MT).  Exports of 14,600 MT reported for 2017 were up 7 percent from the previous week and 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (5,000 MT), South Korea (3,200 MT), Hong Kong (1,700 MT), Canada (1,600 MT), and Mexico (1,500 MT). 

Pork: Net sales of 18,600 MT reported for 2017 were up 36 percent from the previous week, but down 26 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (5,500 MT), Japan (4,300 MT), South Korea (2,600 MT), Canada (2,200 MT), and the Philippines (1,200 MT).  Exports of 23,500 MT--a marketing-year high--were up 7 percent from the previous week and 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (8,300 MT), Japan (4,400 MT), South Korea (3,700 MT), China (1,800 MT), and Canada (1,300 MT).

February 16, 2017                               1                            FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA

 

February 9, 2017

 COMMODITY                                                                        DESTINATION                                 QUANTITY                        MARKETING YEAR                                                                                               

 

CORN                                    JAPAN                    128,000 MT 1/      2016/2017

CORN                                    JAPAN                    229,000 MT 1/      2017/2018

SOYBEANS                                UNKNOWN                  247,000 MT 1/      2016/2017

                         

1/ Export sales.