Export Sales Highlights           

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period May 5-11, 2017. 

Wheat:  Net sales of 247,600 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2016/2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and 40 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (69,000 MT, including 60,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Nigeria (51,000 MT), Vietnam (48,000 MT, including 50,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 2,000 MT), Japan (47,600 MT, including 34,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Kenya (36,900 MT, including 40,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 3,100 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (131,500 MT), the Leeward Islands (5,500 MT), and Saudi Arabia (3,100 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 393,100 MT were reported primarily for Japan (76,400 MT), unknown destinations (65,700 MT), Mexico (55,300 MT), and the Philippines (50,000 MT).  Exports of 673,200 MT were up 13 percent from the previous week and 5 percent and from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily China (129,000 MT), Thailand (84,500 MT), Saudi Arabia (56,900 MT), Yemen (52,400 MT), and Mexico (49,800 MT).

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

Corn:  Net sales of 705,300 MT for 2016/2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (152,800 MT, including 145,400 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 200 MT), Mexico (113,000 MT, including decreases of 45,500 MT), Spain (96,600 MT, including 40,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Nigeria (95,000 MT, including 50,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Taiwan (92,400 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 100 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (283,100 MT) and the Philippines (400 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 168,000 MT were reported primarily for unknown destinations (135,000 MT) and Japan (27,000 MT).  Exports of 1,543,400 MT were up noticeably from the previous week and 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (323,600 MT), Japan (300,400 MT), South Korea (201,600 MT), Taiwan (151,800 MT), and Spain (96,600 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2016/2017, options were exercised to export 63,000 MT to South Korea from the United States.  Decreases of 40,000 MT were reported for unknown destinations.  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:  No net sales were reported for the week.  Exports of 100 MT were reported to Taiwan.  

Sorghum: Net sales of 56,200 MT for 2016/2017were up noticeably from the previous week and up 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Increases were for China (104,400 MT, including 50,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Mexico (1,000 MT), and Japan (900 MT), were partially offset by reductions for unknown destinations (50,000 MT).  Exports of 83,800 MT were down 55 percent from the previous week and 21 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (51,400 MT), Japan (20,900 MT), and Mexico (11,500 MT). 

Rice:  Net sales of 30,800 MT for 2016/2017 were down 26 percent from the previous week and 47 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (10,200 MT, including decreases of 700 MT), Panama (9,700 MT), Guatemala (8,600 MT, including 6,400 MT switched from unknown destinations and 1,800 MT switched from El Salvador), Haiti (5,600 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and Costa Rica (3,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (12,100 MT) and Honduras (1,400 MT).  Exports of 39,600 MT were down 60 percent from the previous week and 48 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Haiti (11,500 MT), Guatemala (8,200 MT), Mexico (4,400 MT), South Korea (2,200 MT), and Japan (2,200 MT).                  

 

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

 

Exports Adjustments:  Accumulated exports to Jordan were adjusted down 300 MT for week ending April 20th.  This shipment was reported twice.

 

Soybeans:  Net sales of 355,300 MT for 2016/2017 were up 10 percent from the previous week, but down 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (124,000 MT, including decreases of 10,000 MT), Bangladesh (57,700 MT, switched from unknown destinations), Germany (57,700 MT), Mexico (26,500 MT, including decreases of 1,600 MT), and Indonesia (20,300 MT, including decreases of 300 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 41,500 MT were reported for unknown destinations.  Exports of 345,400 MT were up 20 percent from the previous week, but down 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily China (71,400 MT), Mexico (61,100 MT), Bangladesh (59,300 MT), Germany (57,700 MT), and South Korea (26,800 MT). 

 

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

 

Exports Adjustments:  Accumulated exports of soybeans to the Netherlands were adjusted down 57,700 MT for week ending May 4th.  The correct destination for this shipment is Germany and is included in this week’s report. 

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 113,600 MT for 2016/2017 were down 17 percent from the previous week and 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Colombia (49,200 MT), Mexico (22,700 MT)Canada (11,500 MT), Venezuela (10,000 MT), and Israel (10,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for Ecuador (20,000 MT), unknown destinations (1,000 MT), and South Korea (800 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 60,300 MT were reported for Mexico (48,300 MT) and Ecuador (12,000 MT).  Exports of 166,600 MT were up 33 percent from the previous week, but down 8 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Mexico (39,800 MT), the Dominican Republic (30,300 MT), Morocco (24,700 MT), Peru (14,900 MT), and Canada (12,700 MT). 

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 14,900 MT for 2016/2017 were down 49 percent from the previous week and 16 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Dominican Republic (9,700 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), unknown destinations (2,500 MT), Colombia (2,000 MT), Mexico (1,000 MT), Canada (400 MT), and Trinidad (100 MT).  Reductions were reported for the Netherlands (400 MT), Singapore (300 MT), and Vietnam (100 MT).   For 2017/2018, net sales of 600 MT were reported for Canada.  Exports of 30,000 MT were up 66 percent from the previous week and 41 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily the Dominican Republic (10,500 MT), Colombia (5,900 MT), Canada (5,300 MT), and France (4,000 MT).

Cotton:  Net upland sales of 120,700 RB for 2016/2017 were down 25 percent from the previous week and 26 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Vietnam (51,600 RB, including 8,800 RB switched from Japan and 4,400 RB switched from China), Turkey (51,300 RB), Indonesia (13,000 RB, including 1,600 RB switched from Japan), Thailand (12,400 RB, including 100 RB switched from Japan), and China (8,800 RB).  Reductions were reported for India (23,300 RB) and Japan (12,800 RB).   For 2017/2018, net sales of 165,100 RB were reported primarily for China (66,400 RB), Vietnam (32,200 RB), Bangladesh (25,100 RB), and Taiwan (7,900 RB).  Exports of 388,000 RB were down 6 percent from the previous week, but up 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Vietnam (67,900 RB), India (53,800 RB), China (48,900 RB), Turkey (48,300 RB), and Indonesia (32,300 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 6,500 RB for 2016/2017 were up 95 percent from the previous week and 21 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for China (5,100 RB), India (500 RB), Egypt (400 RB), and Turkey (300 RB).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 5,400 RB were reported for China (4,400 RB), Germany (900 RB), and Japan (100 RB).  Exports of 11,300 RB were down 28 percent from the previous week and 22 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily India (4,400 RB), China (1,900 RB), Pakistan (1,600 RB), and Vietnam (1,300 RB). 

Exports for Own Account:  New exports for own account were reported to Vietnam (5,200 RB), Bangladesh (4,600 RB), Turkey (2,200 RB), India (2,200 RB), Malaysia (1,900 RB), Indonesia (1,400 RB), South Korea (1,200 RB), China (500 RB), and Thailand (300 RB).   Exports to China (5,200 RB), India (3,000 RB), and Vietnam (2,700 RB) were applied to new or outstanding sales.  Decreases were reported to Indonesia (500 RB).  The current outstanding balance of 111,500 RB is for Indonesia (52,800 RB), China (19,600 RB), Taiwan (14,100 RB), Bangladesh (7,200 RB), Vietnam (6,000 RB), South Korea (4,500 RB), Thailand (2,200 RB), Turkey (2,200 RB), Malaysia (1,900 RB), Pakistan (500 RB), and India (500 RB).

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 432,400 pieces reported for 2017 were up 5 percent from the previous week, but down 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 432,700 pieces were primarily for China (144,900 pieces, including decreases of 14,200 pieces), South Korea (96,700 pieces, including decreases of 1,000 pieces), Thailand (64,400 pieces, including decreases of 100 pieces), Mexico (46,900 pieces, including decreases of 2,500 pieces), and Indonesia (36,100 pieces).  Exports of 402,000 pieces reported for 2017 were up 14 percent from the previous week and 3 percent from the prior 4-week average. Whole cattle hides exports of 393,000 pieces were primarily to China (206,300 pieces), South Korea (77,600 pieces), Mexico (44,200 pieces), Thailand (27,200 pieces), and Taiwan (18,000 pieces). 

Net sales of 100,300 wet blues for 2017 were up 8 percent from the previous week, but down 15 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (72,100 unsplit), China (7,900 grain splits and 3,400 unsplit), Mexico (7,200 grain splits and 100 unsplit), and Germany (4,400 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for Italy (100 grain splits) and the Dominican Republic (100 unsplit).  Exports of 130,400 wet blues for 2017 were down 21 percent from the previous and 11 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (29,800 unsplit and 12,900 grain splits), Italy (28,800 usnplit and 4,500 grain splits), Thailand (17,500 unsplit), and Mexico (13,800 grain splits and 2,100 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 102,200 pounds for 2017 were reported for China.  Exports of 176,700 pounds were down 6 percent from the previous week and 37 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (126,700 pounds) and Taiwan (50,000 pounds). 

Beef: Net sales of 7,600 MT reported for 2017 were down 30 percent from the previous week and 56 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (2,400 MT, including decreases of 2,200 MT), Mexico (1,400 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Taiwan (1,100 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Canada (900 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and South Korea (900 MT, including decreases of 300 MT).  Reductions were reported for Brazil (100 MT) and Cote Ivoire (100 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 300 MT were reported for Canada.  Exports of 14,000 MT were up 9 percent from the previous week and 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (4,700 MT), South Korea (3,200 MT), Mexico (1,900 MT), Hong Kong (1,600 MT), and Canada (900 MT). 

Pork:  Net sales of 15,600 MT reported for 2017 were down 11 percent from the previous week and 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (4,400 MT), Japan (3,700 MT), Australia (1,700 MT), South Korea (1,700 MT), and Canada (1,000 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 700 MT were reported for Japan.  Exports of 22,300 MT were down 1 percent from the previous week, but up 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Mexico (7,100 MT), Japan (3,400 MT), China (3,000 MT), South Korea (2,200 MT), and Canada (1,400 MT). 

May 18, 2017                                                                                                                                     1                                                                                                                  FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA 

 

                                                                               SUMMARY OF EXPORT TRANSACTION REPORTED UNDER THE DAILY REPORTING SYSTEM                                                        

                                                                                                                                    FOR PERIOD ENDING MAY 11, 2017

                                              COMMODITY                                      DESTINATION                               QUANTITY                        MARKETING YEAR 

                                            

                                                                                                                           NO SALES WERE REPORTED DURING THE ABOVE PERIOD.