Export Sales Highlights            

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period August 2-8, 2019. 

Wheat:  Net sales of 462,200 metric tons for 2019/2020 were down 5 percent from the previous week and 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Japan (106,700 MT, including 10,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 700 MT), South Korea (106,200 MT), Sri Lanka (75,000 MT), Vietnam (57,300 MT), and Italy (42,000 MT).  Reductions were primarily for unknown destinations (126,500 MT).  For 2020/2021, total net sales of 12,300 MT were for unknown destinations (7,500 MT) and the Leeward and Windward Islands (4,800 MT).  Exports of 636,900 MT were up 73 percent from the previous week and 63 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (121,200 MT), Japan (103,600 MT), Thailand (57,900 MT), Taiwan (52,800 MT), and the Philippines (51,500 MT).  

Corn:  Net sales of 56,100 MT for 2018/2019 were up 32 percent from the previous week, but down 56 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Japan (107,000 MT, including 74,800 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 600 MT), Mexico (86,000 MT, including decreases of 42,100 MT), New Zealand (28,600 MT, including 26,500 MT switched from unknown destinations), Costa Rica (20,000 MT), and El Salvador (16,500 MT, including 13,100 MT switched from Guatemala).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (151,300 MT), China (60,000 MT), and Guatemala (20,000 MT).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 307,600 MT resulting in increases for Mexico (80,300 MT), unknown destinations (79,300 MT), China (60,000 MT), and Japan (53,500 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Canada (2,300 MT).  Exports of 707,900 MT were up 2 percent from the previous week and 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (384,800 MT), Japan (85,000 MT), Colombia (49,300 MT), Guatemala (39,700 MT), and Honduras (30,200 MT).  

Optional Origin:  For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 121,000 MT is for South Korea.  For 2019/2020, new optional origin sales of 50,000 MT were reported for unknown destinations.  The current outstanding balance of 648,600 MT is for South Korea (325,000 MT), unknown destinations (203,600 MT), and Israel (120,000 MT).  

Barley:  No net sales for 2018/2019 were reported for the week.  Exports of 200 MT were to Taiwan. 

Sorghum:  Net sales of 35,400 MT for 2018/2019 were down 9 percent from the previous week, but up noticeably from the prior 4-week average.  Increases for China (78,800 MT, including 53,800 MT switched from unknown destinations), Japan (10,500 MT), and Mexico (1,100 MT).  Reductions were for unknown destinations (55,000 MT).  For 2019/2020, total net sales reductions of 25,000 MT were for China.  Exports of 77,000 MT were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (53,800 MT), Mexico (12,700 MT), and Japan (10,500 MT). 

Rice:  Net sales of 46,700 MT for 2019/2020 were primarily for Costa Rica (18,900 MT), Mexico (8,900 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), El Salvador (6,000 MT), Canada (5,900 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and Japan (3,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for Yemen (500 MT) and Colombia (300 MT).  Exports of 75,200 MT were primarily to Mexico (31,300 MT), Haiti (15,200 MT), Japan (12,500 MT), Honduras (5,600 MT), and Guatemala (4,500 MT). 

Exports for Own Account:  For 2019/2020, the current exports for own account outstanding balance is 100 MT, all Canada. 

Soybeans:  Net sales reductions of 109,900 MT for 2018/2019 were down noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for the Netherlands (127,000 MT, including 130,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 4,600 MT), Pakistan (71,400 MT, including 68,000 MT switched from China), Japan (62,900 MT, including 9,800 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,300 MT), Germany (56,200 MT), and Taiwan (37,500 MT, including decreases of 1,300 MT).  Reductions were primarily for China (422,700 MT) and unknown destinations (124,000 MT).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 817,400 MT resulting in increases for unknown destinations (586,000 MT), Mexico (104,400 MT), Pakistan (57,000 MT), Egypt (55,000 MT), and Malaysia (23,000 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Taiwan (30,500 MT).  Exports of 1,111,700 MT were up 16 percent from the previous week and 30 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to China (599,300 MT), the Netherlands (147,500 MT), Pakistan (71,400 MT), Mexico (67,500 MT), and Germany (56,200 MT). 

Optional Origin: For 2019/2020, the current outstanding balance is 60,000 MT, all unknown destinations. 

Exports for Own Account:  For 2018/2019, the current exports for own account outstanding balance is 2,400 MT, all Canada. 

Export Adjustments: Accumulated exports of soybeans to the Netherlands were adjusted down 56,159 MT for week ending August 1st.  The correct destination is Germany and is included in this week’s report. 

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 130,100 MT were up 41 percent from the previous week and 45 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Japan (55,500 MT), Ecuador (31,600 MT, including 30,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Canada (25,500 MT), Mexico (17,200 MT), and Honduras (11,800 MT, including 6,000 MT switched from Guatemala and decreases of 700 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (45,000 MT).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 144,200 MT were primarily for the Philippines (136,500 MT), Canada (5,500 MT), and Burma (1,500 MT).  Exports of 270,400 MT were up 63 percent from the previous week and 57 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Vietnam (54,000 MT), the Philippines (53,200 MT), Ecuador (31,600 MT), Mexico (30,100 MT), and Guatemala (23,000 MT). 

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 1,400 MT for 2018/2019--a marketing-year low--were down 96 percent from the previous week and 91 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Mexico (800 MT) and Canada (500 MT).  Exports of 3,200 MT were up 91 percent from the previous week, but down 76 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (2,600 MT) and Canada (500 MT). 

Cotton:  Net sales of 329,100 RB for 2019/2020 were primarily for Bangladesh (120,400 RB), Vietnam (76,700 RB, including 400 RB switched from Japan), Turkey (41,900 RB, including decreases of 800 RB), Mexico (21,300 RB), and Malaysia (16,900 RB).  Reductions were reported for China (13,300 RB).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 151,200 RB were primarily for China (117,900 RB), Mexico (16,300 RB) and Vietnam (14,500 RB).  Exports of 274,200 RB were primarily to Vietnam (57,700 RB), India (46,500 RB), Turkey (43,500 RB), Bangladesh (30,500 RB), and Indonesia (21,500 RB).  Net sales reductions of Pima totaling 3,800 RB resulting in increases for Thailand (400 RB), Japan (100 RB), and India (100 RB), were more than offset by reductions for Bangladesh (4,400 RB).  Exports of 12,500 RB were primarily to India (4,400 RB), Thailand (2,400 RB), Pakistan (2,000 RB), and Indonesia (1,000 RB).  

Exports for Own account:  For 2019/2020, new exports for own account totaling 1,200 RB were to India.  Exports for own account totaling 9,200 RB to Indonesia (6,400 RB), Vietnam (1,500 RB), and South Korea (1,200 RB) were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 4,300 RB is for China (2,300 RB), India (1,200 RB), Taiwan (500 RB), and Thailand (300 RB).  

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 350,500 pieces reported for 2019 were down 17 percent from the previous week and 25 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 350,900 pieces primarily for China (134,500 pieces, including decreases of 24,700 pieces), Mexico (83,600 pieces, including decreases of 800 pieces), Thailand (54,900 pieces, including decreases of 4,900 pieces), South Korea (39,700 pieces, including decreases of 8,700 pieces), and Indonesia (30,000 pieces), were partially offset by reductions for Taiwan (1,200 pieces).  Exports of 470,500 pieces reported for 2019 were up 9 percent from the previous week and 10 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 466,600 pieces were primarily to China (276,400 pieces), South Korea (74,100 pieces), Mexico (58,800 pieces), Thailand (23,800 pieces), and Indonesia (19,400 pieces). 

Net sales of 21,000 wet blues for 2019 resulting in increases for China (21,600 unsplit), Thailand (19,000 unsplit), Mexico (9,500 grain splits and 1,800 unsplit), and Vietnam (5,200 grain splits), were more than offset by reductions for Hong Kong (34,800 grain splits), Italy (700 unsplit and 300 grain splits ), Brazil (200 grain splits), and Vietnam (100 unsplit).  Exports of 92,600 wet blues for 2019 were down 57 percent from the previous week and 47 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (37,000 unsplit and 3,900 grain splits), China (17,100 unsplit and 1,900 grain splits), Vietnam (10,300 unsplit), Mexico (8,400 grain splits and 800 unsplit), and Thailand (7,200 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 402,600 pounds for 2019 were reported for Vietnam.  Exports of 242,900 pounds were to Vietnam. 

Beef:  Net sales of 16,200 MT were down 27 percent from the previous week, but up 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Japan (5,300 MT, including decreases of 300 MT), Mexico (2,600 MT), Taiwan (2,000 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Hong Kong (1,800 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), and South Korea (1,300 MT, including decreases of 400 MT).  For 2020, net sales of 100 MT were for Japan.  Exports of 15,600 MT were down 14 percent from the previous week and 12 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (4,900 MT), South Korea (4,400 MT), Mexico (1,600 MT), Taiwan (1,400 MT), and Canada (1,200 MT). 

Pork: Net sales of 20,400 MT reported for 2019 were up 48 percent from the previous and 25 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for China (10,200 MT), Japan (4,400 MT), Mexico (2,600 MT), South Korea (1,700 MT), and the Philippines (700 MT).  Reductions were reported for Canada (400 MT).  Exports of 26,400 MT were down 1 percent from the previous week and 3 percent from the prior 4-week average. The primary destinations were to Mexico (7,200 MT), China (6,800 MT), Japan (3,400 MT), South Korea (2,600 MT), and Canada (1,600 MT). 

August 15, 2019                                  1          FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA

                                                                   SUMMARY OF EXPORT TRANSACTIONS
                                                        REPORTED UNDER THE DAILY SALES REPORTING SYSTEM
                                                   
                   FOR PERIOD ENDING AUGUST 8, 2019

COMMODITY                                        DESTINATION                                QUANTITY                                        MARKETING YEAR

SOYBEANS                                            UNKNOWN                                    165,000 MT 1/                                     2019/2020

SOYBEAN CAKE AND MEAL             PHILIPPINES                                   135,000 MT 1/                                    2019/2020

1/ Export Sales.