Export Sales Highlights      

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period September 27-October 3, 2019.

Wheat:  Net sales of 521,900 metric tons for 2019/2020 were up 59 percent from the previous week and 38 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for China (130,000 MT), Taiwan (110,300 MT), South Korea (80,000 MT, including decreases of 17,700 MT), Mexico (62,900 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), and the Philippines (56,700 MT, including 47,300 MT switched from Indonesia), were partially offset by reductions for Indonesia (47,300 MT) and Malaysia (8,300 MT).  Exports of 487,400 MT were down 14 percent from the previous week and 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to the Philippines (109,700 MT), Mexico (78,300 MT), Vietnam (69,600 MT), Italy (54,600 MT), and Malaysia (44,700 MT).

Corn:  Net sales of 284,500 MT for 2019/2020, primarily for Colombia (109,300 MT, including 29,500 MT switched from unknown destinations), Japan (75,600 MT, including decreases of 3,200 MT), Mexico (37,600 MT, including decreases of 3,000 MT), unknown destinations (20,900 MT), and Costa Rica (12,300 MT, including 31,900 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 22,600 MT), were partially offset by reductions for China (700 MT), Panama (200 MT), and Jamaica (200 MT).  Exports of 474,400 MT were primarily to Mexico (214,900 MT), China (59,300 MT), Colombia (42,300 MT), Costa Rica (32,300 MT), and Japan (27,400 MT). 

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2019/2020, the current outstanding balance of 635,000 MT is for South Korea (455,000 MT), Israel (120,000 MT), and Egypt (60,000 MT). 

Barley:  No net sales for 2019/2020 were reported for the week.  Exports of 1,200 MT were down 39 percent from the previous week, but up 11 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Japan.

Sorghum:  Net sales of 13,700 MT for 2019/2020 were for Japan (10,000 MT), unknown destinations (2,000 MT), and Mexico (1,700 MT).  Exports of 800 MT were to Mexico.

Rice:  Net sales of 99,800 MT for 2019/2020 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 91 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for Mexico (51,800 MT), Japan (17,900 MT, including decreases of 500 MT), Honduras (12,300 MT), Venezuela (8,700 MT, including decreases 600 MT), and Saudi Arabia (3,100 MT), were partially offset by reductions for El Salvador (700 MT).  Exports of 133,000 MT--a marketing-year high--were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Iraq (29,900 MT), Venezuela (18,700 MT), Nicaragua (16,800 MT), Haiti (15,000 MT), and Honduras (11,300 MT). 

Exports for Own Account:  For 2019/2020, the current exports for own account outstanding balance is 200 MT, all Canada.

Soybeans:  Net sales of 2,092,500 MT for 2019/2020, primarily for China (1,177,700 MT), unknown destinations (210,000 MT), Spain (207,300 MT, including 186,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Taiwan (78,900 MT), and the United Kingdom (59,700 MT, including 55,000 MT switched from Egypt), were partially offset by reductions for Egypt (58,000 MT) and the Dominican Republic (1,800 MT).  For 2019/2020, total net sales of 3,000 MT were for Japan.  Exports of 1,038,500 MT were primarily to destinations were Spain (207,300 MT), China (139,700 MT), Mexico (121,200 MT), Vietnam (79,000 MT), and Egypt (59,600 MT).  

Exports for Own Account:  For 2019/2020, the current exports for own account outstanding balance is 2,100 MT, all Canada.

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 364,700 MT for the 2019/2020 marketing year (which began October 1) were primarily for Mexico (201,300 MT), Colombia (47,400 MT, including 900 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 3,700 MT), the Philippines (46,000 MT), Canada (16,600 MT), and Peru (11,500 MT).  Reductions were reported for Guatemala (5,000 MT) and Jamaica (200 MT).  Exports for October 1-3 of 77,100 MT were reported to Colombia (20,700 MT), Mexico (15,100 MT), El Salvador (13,400 MT), and Canada (7,800 MT).  Net sales reductions of 12,700 MT for September 27-30 resulting in increases primarily for Colombia (10,000 MT, switched from unknown destinations) and El Salvador (1,500 MT, switched from Guatemala), were partially offset by reductions primarily for Uruguay (11,500 MT), unknown destinations (10,000 MT), Guatemala (900 MT), and Sri Lanka (600 MT).  A total of 802,600 MT in sales were outstanding on September 30 (the end of the 2018/2019 marketing year) and carried over to the 2019/2020 marketing year.  Exports of 80,600 MT were reported for September 27-30.  The primary destinations were Morocco (29,500 MT), Mexico (15,700 MT), Canada (9,600 MT), Panama (8,500 MT), and Guatemala (7,300 MT).  Accumulated exports for the 2019/2020 marketing year were 11,427,800 MT, down 6 percent from the 12,137,700 MT reported in 2018/2019. 

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 1,200 MT for the 2019/2020 marketing year (which began October 1) were primarily for the Dominican Republic (1,000 MT) and Canada (100 MT).  Exports for October 1-3 of 4,500 MT were reported for the Dominican Republic (4,000 MT), Mexico (400 MT), and Canada (100 MT).  Net sales of 800 MT for September 27-30 were for Mexico (700 MT) and Canada (100 MT).  A total of 125,900 MT in sales were outstanding on September 30 (the end of the 2018/2019 marketing year) and carried over to the 2019/2020 marketing year.  Exports of 4,500 MT were reported for September 27-30.  The primary destinations were the Dominican Republic (4,000 MT) and Mexico (400 MT).  Accumulated exports for the 2019/2020 marketing year were 800,800 MT, down 21 percent from the 1,017,500 MT reported in 2018/2019.

Cotton:  Net sales of 188,800 RB for 2019/2020 were up 6 percent from the previous week and 53 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Pakistan (137,300 RB), Vietnam (37,500 RB, including 1,000 RB switched from Japan), South Korea (7,900 RB, including decreases of 900 RB), Indonesia (5,200 RB, including 300 RB switched from Vietnam), and India (3,300 RB).  Reductions were for El Salvador (7,400 RB), Mexico (400 RB), and Malaysia (200 RB).  For 2020/2021, total net sales reductions of 5,300 RB were for El Salvador.  Exports of 149,100 RB were down 4 percent from the previous week and 10 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to Vietnam (31,800 RB), China (17,900 RB), Bangladesh (14,700 RB), Turkey (12,600 RB), and India (10,100 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 9,600 RB were up noticeably from the previous week and up 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Pakistan (5,200 RB), Peru (1,800 RB), India (1,200 RB, including decreases of 900 RB), Japan (600 RB), and Turkey (500 RB).  Exports of 10,300 RB were down 17 percent from the previous week, but up 51 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were India (4,100 RB), Vietnam (2,200 RB), Germany (900 RB), Bangladesh (900 RB), and Thailand (800 RB). 

Exports for Own account:  For 2019/2020, new exports for own account totaling 44,700 RB were to India (38,900 RB) and Vietnam (5,800 RB).  Exports for own account totaling 1,100 RB to Vietnam were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 47,900 RB is for India (39,900 RB), Vietnam (5,700 RB), and China (2,300 RB). 

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 367,500 pieces reported for 2019 were down 40 percent from the previous week and 22 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 345,800 pieces primarily for China (186,200 pieces, including decreases of 5,300 pieces), South Korea (69,100 pieces, including decreases of 900 pieces), Mexico (39,300 pieces, including decreases of 400 pieces), Indonesia (22,500 pieces), and Thailand (18,300 pieces, including decreases of 1,600 pieces), were partially offset by reductions for Brazil (300 pieces).  Exports of 445,600 pieces reported for 2019 were up 14 percent from the previous week and 8 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 441,300 pieces were primarily to China (315,900 pieces), South Korea (64,800 pieces), Mexico (32,600 pieces), Thailand (11,300 pieces), and Indonesia (6,000 pieces).

Net sales of 193,300 wet blues for 2019 were up 1 percent from the previous week and 41 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Italy (64,700 unsplit and 9,100 grain splits), Vietnam (62,800 unsplit), China (30,100 unsplit, including decreases of 100 grain splits), Mexico (9,200 grain splits and 5,600 unsplit), and India (1,000 grain splits and 900 unsplit).  For 2020, net sales of 327,900 unsplit were for Vietnam (172,000 unsplit), Italy (115,900 unsplit), and China (40,000 unsplit).  Exports of 190,900 wet blues for 2019 were up 25 percent from the previous week and 30 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (66,200 unsplit and 5,600 grain splits), Vietnam (43,800 unsplit and 3,600 grain splits), China (34,100 unsplit and 3,400 grain splits), and Mexico (11,400 grain splits and 3,400 unsplit).  Total net sales of splits, 120,700 pounds for 2019, were reported for Vietnam.  Exports of 242,200 pounds were to Vietnam.

Beef:  Net sales reductions of 29,100 MT reported for 2019--a marketing-year low--were down noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for South Korea (4,200 MT, including decreases of 400 MT), Japan (4,200 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), Mexico (1,200 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Taiwan (1,100 MT), and Indonesia (700 MT), were partially offset by reductions primarily for Hong Kong (36,000 MT).  For 2020, net sales of 1,600 MT were for South Korea (1,100 MT) and Japan (500 MT).  Exports of 16,400 MT were unchanged from the previous week, but up 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Japan (4,800 MT), South Korea (3,700 MT), Mexico (2,100 MT), Hong Kong (1,700 MT), and Taiwan (1,300 MT).

Pork: Net sales of 31,300 MT reported for 2019 were up 1 percent from the previous week and 26 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases primarily for China (18,800 MT), Canada (3,300 MT), Mexico (2,700 MT), South Korea (2,300 MT), and Japan (1,900 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Guatemala (500 MT).  For 2020, net sales of 123,500 MT were reported for China (123,400 MT) and Australia (100 MT).  Exports of 26,700 MT were up 15 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were to Mexico (7,200 MT), China (6,700 MT), Japan (3,100 MT), South Korea (3,100 MT), and Australia (1,600 MT).

October 10, 2019                                        1              FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA

                                                                   SUMMARY OF EXPORT TRANSACTIONS
                                                        REPORTED UNDER THE DAILY SALES REPORTING SYSTEM
                                                   
                   FOR PERIOD ENDING OCTOBER 3, 2019

COMMODITY                                        DESTINATION                                QUANTITY                                        MARKETING YEAR

SOYBEANS                                            CHINA                                               914,000 MT 1/                                   2019/2020

SOYBEANS                                            UNKNOWN                                      134,000 MT 1/                                   2019/2020

WHITE WHEAT                                      CHINA                                                130,000 MT 1/                                   2019/2020

1/ Export sales.