Export Sales Highlights           

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period May 12-18, 2017. 

Wheat:  Net sales of 201,900 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2016/2017 were down 19 percent from the previous week, but up 49 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (119,500 MT, including decreases of 400 MT), Venezuela (60,000 MT, switched from unknown destinations), Japan (56,300 MT, including 28,600 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Taiwan (52,700 MT, including 50,400 MT switched from unknown destinations).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (174,000 MT), Vietnam (50,000 MT), and Nigeria (17,500 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 342,900 MT were reported primarily for Mexico (231,700 MT), Guatemala (37,700 MT), unknown destinations (28,400 MT), and South Korea (16,000 MT).  Exports of 733,600 MT were up 9 percent from the previous week and 17 percent and from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Algeria (105,200 MT), Mexico (95,700 MT), Japan (92,800 MT), South Korea (79,400 MT), and Venezuela (60,000 MT).

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

Corn:  Net sales of 457,200 MT for 2016/2017 were down 35 percent from the previous week and 33 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (227,400 MT, including 156,300 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 5,500 MT), Mexico (68,600 MT, including decreases of 2,600 MT), Taiwan (67,000 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), South Korea (62,800 MT), and Bangladesh (53,400 MT, including 50,000 MT switched from Nigeria).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (120,000 MT), Nigeria (50,000 MT), and the Dominican Republic (3,200 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 500 MT were reported for unknown destinations.  Exports of 1,052,400 MT were down 32 percent from the previous week and 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (464,900 MT), Mexico (348,600 MT), Taiwan (70,300 MT), Bangladesh (52,900 MT), and Peru (42,500 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  The current optional origin outstanding balance for 2016/2017 of 191,000 MT is for unknown destinations (123,000 MT) and South Korea (68,000 MT).   The current outstanding balance for 2017/2018 of 58,000 MT is for unknown destinations.

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

Sorghum: Net sales reductions of 3,200 MT for 2016/2017 resulted as increases for China (49,200 MT, switched from unknown destinations) and Mexico (600 MT), were more than offset by reductions for unknown destinations (53,000 MT).  Exports of 49,400 MT were down 41 percent from the previous week and 47 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (49,200 MT) and Mexico (200 MT). 

Rice:  Net sales of 47,400 MT for 2016/2017 were up 54 percent from the previous week, but down 25 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Haiti (11,500 MT), Mexico (10,600 MT), Saudi Arabia (10,400 MT), Honduras (6,900 MT, including 4,800 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 300 MT), and El Salvador (6,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (4,800 MT).  Exports of 97,900 MT were up noticeably from the previous week and up 36 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Mexico (53,800 MT), South Korea (16,600 MT), Haiti (14,000 MT), Honduras (4,500 MT), and Canada (2,400 MT).                     

 

Exports for Own Account:   The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 300 MT is for Canada.

 

Soybeans:  Net sales of 472,700 MT for 2016/2017 were up 33 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destinations (148,500 MT), China (130,000 MT, including 66,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Pakistan (65,000 MT), Canada (31,400 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and Indonesia (31,100 MT).  Reductions were reported for Cuba (200 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 6,000 MT were reported for Taiwan (4,000 MT) and Indonesia (2,000 MT).  Exports of 334,700 MT were down 3 percent from the previous week and 32 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily China (142,000 MT), Mexico (68,900 MT), Japan (32,900 MT), Canada (29,800 MT), and Indonesia (18,800 MT). 

 

Exports for Own Account:  The current outstanding balance of 69,900 MT is for Canada. 

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 125,000 MT for 2016/2017 were up 10 percent from the previous week and 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Philippines (30,300 MT), Mexico (22,400 MT), Colombia (22,000 MT), Panama (20,500 MT, including 8,100 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Canada (9,000 MT).  Reductions of 300 MT were reported for the Dominican Republic.  For 2017/2018, net sales of 34,900 MT were reported primarily for Honduras (19,200 MT) and Guatemala (15,300 MT).  Exports of 149,200 MT were down 11 percent from the previous week and 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily the Philippines (31,600 MT), Thailand (30,600 MT), Mexico (27,800 MT), Venezuela (23,100 MT), and Canada (11,400 MT). 

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 10,000 MT for 2016/2017 were down 33 percent from the previous week and 24 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (3,300 MT), Colombia (3,000 MT), El Salvador (1,900 MT), Nicaragua (1,200 MT), and the Dominican Republic (1,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for South Korea (700 MT) and the United Kingdom (300 MT).   Exports of 4,600 MT--a marketing-year low--were down 85 percent from the previous week and 83 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Mexico (3,700 MT), Canada (700 MT), and Honduras (100 MT). 

Cotton:  Net upland sales of 16,200 RB for 2016/2017--a marketing-year low were--down 87 percent from the previous week and 88 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Turkey (10,800 RB), Brazil (8,800 RB), Vietnam (8,500 RB, including 4,400 RB switched from China and 400 RB switched from Indonesia), Malaysia (3,400 RB, including 500 RB switched from Indonesia), and China (3,100 RB).  Reductions were reported for India (11,500 RB) and Bangladesh (4,300 RB).   For 2017/2018, net sales of 236,200 RB reported primarily for Vietnam (125,000 RB), Indonesia (42,000 RB), China (26,400 RB), were partially offset by reductions for Mexico (3,300 RB).  Exports of 332,800 RB were down 14 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Turkey (76,700 RB), Vietnam (61,000 RB), India (47,100 RB), Mexico (22,400 RB), and Pakistan (14,800 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 5,600 RB for 2016/2017 were down 14 percent from the previous week, but up 29 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for China (3,200 RB), Indonesia (1,200 RB, including 200 RB switched from Japan), India (600 RB), and Egypt (500 RB).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 1,800 RB were reported for Indonesia (1,000 RB) and Egypt (900 RB), were partially offset by reductions for India (100 RB).   Exports of 13,000 RB were up 15 percent from the previous week, but down 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily China (4,800 RB), India (4,600 RB), Vietnam (1,500 RB), and Turkey (600 RB). 

Exports for Own Account:  New exports for own account were reported to Indonesia (5.700 RB), China (4,100 RB), India (3,800 RB), South Korea (900 RB), Vietnam (400 RB), and Malaysia (100 RB).   Exports to Turkey (2,200 RB), Malaysia (2,000 RB), South Korea (1,200 RB), and Thailand (300 RB) were applied to new or outstanding sales.  Decreases were reported to Vietnam (2,200 RB) and Indonesia (900 RB).  The current outstanding balance of 117, 600 RB is for Indonesia (57,600 RB), China (23,800 RB), Taiwan (14,100 RB), Bangladesh (7,200 RB), Vietnam (4,200 RB), India (4,200 RB), South Korea (4,100 RB), Thailand (1,900 RB), and Pakistan (500 RB). 

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 519,600 pieces reported for 2017 were up 20 percent from the previous week and 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 509,600 pieces were primarily for China (291,500 pieces, including decreases of 7,800 pieces), South Korea (130,200 pieces, including decreases of 800 pieces), Mexico (35,500 pieces, including decreases of 1,600 pieces), Thailand (34,800 pieces, including decreases of 6,000 pieces), and Taiwan (10,900 pieces, including decreases of 1,100 pieces).  Exports of 311,200 pieces reported for 2017 were down 23 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average. Whole cattle hides exports of 307,500 pieces were primarily to China (184,300 pieces), South Korea (58,200 pieces), Mexico (28,000 pieces), Taiwan (14,300 pieces), and Thailand (11,600 pieces). 

Net sales of 243,500 wet blues for 2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (170,200 unsplit and 1,100 grain splits), China (48,300 unsplit and 5,900 grain splits), Vietnam (7,800 unsplit), and Mexico (4,400 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for Taiwan (2,300 unsplit) and South Korea (800 grain splits).  Exports of 149,500 wet blues for 2017 were up 15 percent from the previous and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (48,500 unsplit and 14,000 grain splits), China (20,500 unsplit and 11,800 grain splits), Mexico (13,900 grain splits), and Vietnam (9,200 unsplit). Net sales reductions of splits totaling 78,500 pounds for 2017 resulted as increases for South Korea (9,000 pounds), were more than offset by reductions for China (78,500 pounds), Vietnam (7,300 pounds), and Taiwan (1,700 pounds).  Exports of 425,200 pounds were up noticeably from the previous week and 56 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (239,800 pounds), Taiwan (130,400 pounds), China (50,000 pounds), and South Korea (5,000 pounds). 

Beef: Net sales of 7,100 MT reported for 2017 were down 6 percent from the previous week and 49 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (1,700 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Canada (1,600 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Japan (1,400 MT, including decreases of 2,200 MT), South Korea (700 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), and Taiwan (700 MT, including decreases of 100 MT).  Reductions were reported for Indonesia (100 MT).  Exports of 13,600 MT were down 3 percent from the previous week, but up 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (4,700 MT), South Korea (3,000 MT), Mexico (1,600 MT), Hong Kong (1,500 MT), and Taiwan (1,100 MT). 

Pork:  Net sales of 17,600 MT reported for 2017 were up 13 percent from the previous week and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (7,100 MT), Japan (4,200 MT), the Dominican Republic (1,400 MT), Australia (1,200 MT), and Canada (1,100 MT).  Exports of 21,900 MT were down 2 percent from the previous week and 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Mexico (7,000 MT), Japan (3,600 MT), China (2,400 MT), South Korea (2,200 MT), and Hong Kong (1,400 MT). 

May 25, 2017                                                      1                                                          FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA

 

                                                                               SUMMARY OF EXPORT TRANSACTION REPORTED UNDER THE DAILY REPORTING SYSTEM                                                        

                                                                                                                                    FOR PERIOD ENDING MAY 18, 2017

                                              COMMODITY                                      DESTINATION                               QUANTITY                        MARKETING YEAR 

                                             SOYBEANS                                           UNKNOWN                                   132,000 MT 1/                      2016/2017

1/Export sales.