Export Sales Highlights   

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period November 2-8, 2018.

 Wheat:  Net sales of 438,300 metric tons for 2018/2019 were down 34 percent from the previous week and 18 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Bangladesh (120,000 MT), Taiwan (65,300 MT), Japan (60,900 MT), South Korea (52,200 MT), and Mexico (44,700 MT, including decreases of 7,500 MT).  Reductions were reported for Venezuela (60,000 MT) and the Leeward and Windward Islands (2,000 MT).  Exports of 263,000 MT--a marketing-year low--were down 20 percent from the previous week and 35 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to the Philippines (94,900 MT), Iraq (52,100 MT), Japan (30,700 MT), Brazil (25,000 MT), and Chile (17,800 MT).   

Export Own Account:  For 2018/2019, new export own account sales of 33,400 MT were reported for Italy.  The current export own account outstanding balance of 33,400 MT, all Italy.  

Export Adjustment: Accumulated exports of hard red spring wheat to Italy were adjusted down 19,286 MT for week ending September 27th.  This shipment was reported in error. 

Corn:  Net sales of 892,500 MT for 2018/2019 were up 27 percent from the previous week and 95 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (334,800 MT, including decreases of 18,900 MT), Japan (207,200 MT, including 47,400 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 56,500 MT), Saudi Arabia (145,300 MT, including 153,200 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 7,900 MT), the Dominican Republic (142,500 MT), and Peru (78,000 MT).  Reductions were primarily for unknown destinations (106,400 MT), South Korea (64,500 MT), Vietnam (60,000 MT), and France (8,400 MT).  For 2019/2020, total net sales were reported for Japan (1,400 MT).  Exports of 1,113,000 MT were down 18 percent from the previous week, but up 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (337,900 MT), South Korea (192,400 MT), Japan (160,800 MT), Saudi Arabia (145,300 MT), and Colombia (90,100 MT).   

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 710,000 MT is for unknown destinations (367,000 MT) and South Korea (343,000 MT).  

Barley:  No net sales were reported for the week.  Exports of 300 MT were primarily to Taiwan.   

Sorghum:  Net sales of 34,600 MT for 2018/2019 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (22,400 MT) and Japan (12,200 MT, including 3,900 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,700 MT).  Exports of 15,400 MT were down 14 percent from the previous week, but up noticeably from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were to Mexico (13,100 MT), Japan (2,200 MT), and South Korea (100 MT). 

Rice:  Net sales of 64,500 MT for 2018/2019 were down 56 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (41,900 MT), Honduras (4,800 MT), Saudi Arabia (4,200 MT), Canada (3,900 MT), and Jordan (3,000 MT).  Exports of 77,200 MT were up 49 percent from the previous week and 84 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Honduras (32,500 MT), Mexico (25,200 MT), Guatemala (8,100 MT), Canada (3,200 MT), and Saudi Arabia (2,900 MT). 

Soybeans:  Net sales of 470,400 MT for 2018/2019 were up 47 percent from the previous week and 54 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Netherlands (180,500 MT, including 198,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 18,200 MT), Argentina (114,900 MT, including 33,000 MT switched from Switzerland, 30,000 MT switched from unknown destinations, and decreases of 1,200 MT), Japan (100,900 MT, including 10,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 500 MT), Italy (89,900 MT, including 84,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 600 MT), and Egypt (87,800 MT, including 83,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,900 MT).  Reductions were primarily for unknown destinations (488,800 MT), China (195,000 MT), and Switzerland (33,000 MT).  For 2019/2020, total net sales were reported for Japan (500 MT).  Exports of 1,357,800 MT--a marketing-year high--were up 27 percent from the previous week and 17 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Argentina (314,600 MT), the Netherlands (180,500 MT), Egypt (87,800 MT), Japan (87,400 MT), and Spain (83,500 MT). 

Optional Origin Sales: For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 123,000 MT is for unknown destinations.

Exports for Own Account:  For 2018/2019, new export for own account sales of 28,700 MT were reported for Canada.  Decreases of 33,000 MT were reported for Canada.  The current exports for own account is for outstanding balance is 11,100 MT, all Canada.   

Export Adjustment: Accumulated exports of soybeans to China were adjusted down 67,999 for week ending November 1st.  This shipment is for Japan and will be included in this week’s report.

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 432,300 MT for 2018/2019 were reported for the Dominican Republic (91,300 MT), Poland (50,000 MT), Vietnam (46,400 MT), Japan (38,100 MT), and Italy (31,900 MT).  Reductions were for unknown destinations (4,700 MT).  Exports of 186,600 MT were reported to the Philippines (71,500 MT), Italy (31,900 MT), Vietnam (26,300 MT), Mexico (22,500 MT), and Canada (15,600 MT).    

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 15,000 MT for 2018/2019 were reported for Colombia (8,500 MT), Jamaica (3,500 MT), and Mexico (2,200 MT).  Exports of 1,700 MT were reported to Mexico (1,300 MT) and Canada (200 MT).   

Cotton:  Net sales of 67,600 RB for 2018/2019 were down 26 percent from the previous week, but up noticeably from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Pakistan (24,500 MT, including decreases of 2,000 RB), Vietnam (23,300 RB, including 6,200 RB switched from South Korea, 6,000 RB switched from Pakistan, 3,300 RB switched from Japan, 2,500 RB switched from Indonesia, 600 RB switched from Taiwan, and decreases of 13,000 RB), Malaysia (12,300 RB), Mexico (6,900 RB), and Turkey (5,600 RB). Reductions were reported for China (7,000 RB), Japan (4,100 RB), Thailand (3,300 RB), and South Korea (2,200 RB).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 45,900 RB were primarily reported for China (22,000 RB), Vietnam (11,000 RB), South Korea (4,000 RB), Thailand (3,500 RB), and Mexico (3,100 RB).  Exports of 113,000 RB were down 25 percent from the previous week and 16 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to Vietnam (39,900 RB), Mexico (14,800 RB), Pakistan (13,000 RB), Bangladesh (8,900 RB), and Thailand (6,400 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 16,200 RB for 2018/2019 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 34 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (12,000 RB), India (2,900 RB), and Pakistan (1,200 RB).  Exports of 3,300 RB were down 3 percent from the previous week and 33 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were India (3,000 RB), Peru (100 RB), Turkey (100 RB), and Malaysia (100 RB). 

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 1,800 RB is for Vietnam.  

Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance is 7,200 RB, all China.

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 353,900 pieces reported for 2018 were down 18 percent from the previous week and 17 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 354,200 pieces were primarily for China (198,800 pieces, including decreases of 15,900 pieces), South Korea (86,000 pieces, including decreases of 3,700 pieces), Mexico (51,600 pieces, including decreases 1,800 pieces), Slovenia (8,300 pieces), and Thailand (4,000 pieces, including decreases of 100 pieces).  Exports of 508,500 pieces reported for 2018 were up 9 percent from the previous week and 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 504,600 pieces were primarily to China (316,200 pieces), South Korea (104,200 pieces), Mexico (60,900 pieces), Indonesia (10,500 pieces), and Japan (5,800 pieces).

Net sales of 36,600 wet blues for 2018 were up 16 percent from the previous week, but down 56 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (19,600 unsplit), Italy (10,700 unsplit), Thailand (7,200 unsplit), and Japan (600 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for the Dominican Republic (800 unsplit) and Mexico (400 grain splits).  For 2019, net sales of 14,600 unsplit were reported for Italy (13,800 unsplit) and the Dominican Republic (800 unsplit).  Exports of 62,500 wet blues for 2018 were down 52 percent from the previous week and 50 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (27,600 unsplit), China (11,800 unsplit and 3,400 grain splits), and Mexico (8,300 grain splits and 1,100 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 87,300 pounds were reported for 2018.  Increases for China (100,100 pounds) were partially offset by reductions for Vietnam (12,700 pounds).  Exports of 160,000 pounds for 2018 were down 70 percent from the previous week and 42 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destination was Vietnam.

Beef: Net sales of 13,600 MT reported for 2018 were up 18 percent from the previous week, but down 16 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (3,400 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Japan (2,800 MT, including decreases of 300 MT), South Korea (2,200 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), Taiwan (1,900 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and Hong Kong (1,400 MT, including decreases of 100 MT).  For 2019, net sales of 2,500 MT were primarily for Hong Kong (800 MT), Japan (800 MT), and South Korea (400 MT).  Exports of 17,000 MT were up 7 percent from the previous week and 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (5,700 MT), South Korea (4,100 MT), Hong Kong (2,300 MT), Mexico (1,500 MT), and Taiwan (1,100 MT).

Pork:  Net sales of 20,500 MT reported for 2018 were down 3 percent from the previous week, but up 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (4,300 MT), Hong Kong (3,800 MT), Mexico (3,500 MT), Canada (2,300 MT), and Panama (1,700 MT).  For 2019, net sales of 1,900 MT were reported for South Korea (1,100 MT), Taiwan (400 MT), and Mexico (200 MT).  Exports of 26,700 MT--a marketing-year high--were up 6 percent from the previous week and 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (8,800 MT), South Korea (5,900 MT), Japan (3,500 MT), Hong Kong (1,900 MT), and Canada (1,700 MT).

November 16, 2018                                                          1                                                    FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA

 

 

                                                                                          REPORTED UNDER THE DAILY REPORTING SYSTEM                                                        

                                                                                                         FOR PERIOD ENDING NOVEMBER 8, 2018

                                   COMMODITY                                            DESTINATION                              QUANTITY                MARKETING YEAR                                                               

                                  

                                    CORN                                                        MEXICO                                         101,745   MT  1/                 2018/2019

                                    SOYBEANS                                               UNKNOWN                                    276,732  MT  1/                 2018/2019

 

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