Export Sales Highlights         

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period April 5-11, 2019. 

Wheat:  Net sales of 317,700 metric tons for delivery in the 2018/2019 were up 16 percent from the previous week, but down 28 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Nigeria (77,800 MT, including decreases of 8,000 MT), unknown destinations (69,300 MT), Algeria (60,000 MT), Japan (31,300 MT), and Colombia (25,100 MT, including 10,000 MT switched from unknown destinations).  Reductions were for Mexico (3,300 MT).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 227,800 MT were primarily for the Philippines (60,000 MT), Algeria (60,000 MT), Japan (35,100 MT), and unknown destinations (30,700 MT).  Exports of 500,400 MT were down 15 percent from the previous week, but up 12 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to the Philippines (152,900 MT), Mexico (71,300 MT), Indonesia (58,500 MT), Taiwan (50,300 MT), and Nigeria (49,000 MT).   

Corn:  Net sales of 947,600 MT for 2018/2019 were up 73 percent from the previous week and 33 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (365,200 MT, including 119,400 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 28,100 MT), Mexico (309,700 MT, including decreases of 23,000 MT), Colombia (144,600 MT, including 123,600 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 23,500 MT), South Korea (66,800 MT), and El Salvador (54,800 MT, including 9,200 MT switched from unknown destinations and 8,000 MT switched from Guatemala).  Reductions were primarily for unknown destinations (51,800 MT) and the French West Indies (9,300 MT).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 18,400 MT were primarily for Guatemala (4,000 MT), El Salvador (4,000 MT), and Honduras (4,000 MT).  Exports of 1,224,200 MT were up 25 percent from the previous week and 23 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Japan (392,300 MT), Mexico (334,000 MT), Colombia (179,300 MT), South Korea (141,700 MT), and Taiwan (91,600 MT).   

Optional Origin: For 2018/2019, options were exercised to export 65,000 MT to South Korea from other than the United States.  The current outstanding balance of 504,500 MT is for South Korea (374,000 MT), Japan (50,000 MT), unknown destinations (48,000 MT), and Mexico (32,500 MT).  For 2019/2020, new optional origin sales of 65,000 MT were reported for South Korea.  The current outstanding balance of 185,000 MT is for unknown destinations (120,000 MT) and South Korea (65,000 MT).   

Barley:  No net sales for 2018/2019 were reported for the week.  Exports of 1,300 MT were up 12 percent from the previous week and 60 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were to Japan (1,000 MT) and Taiwan (300 MT).   

Sorghum:  Net sales of 119,700 MT for 2018/2019 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destinations (108,000 MT) and Japan (11,700 MT).  Exports of 22,200 MT were up noticeably from the previous week and 29 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destination was primarily to Mexico (13,400 MT).

Optional Origin: For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 10,000 MT is for unknown destinations.

Rice:  Net sales of 102,300 MT for 2018/2019 were up noticeably from the previous week and 61 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (53,100 MT), Japan (28,800 MT, including decreases of 300 MT), Honduras (6,000 MT), South Korea (4,600 MT), and Canada (3,200 MT).  Exports of 46,300 MT were down 15 percent from the previous week and 24 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were to Haiti (15,000 MT), South Korea (10,000 MT), El Salvador (7,900 MT), Guatemala (3,500 MT), and Canada (2,600 MT). 

Export for Own Account:  Exports for own account to Canada totaling 100 MT were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account outstanding balance is 100 MT, all Canada.  

Soybeans:  Net sales of 382,100 MT for 2018/2019 were up 41 percent from the previous week, but down 46 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destinations (170,600 MT), South Korea (48,700 MT, including 50,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,300 MT), Indonesia (46,600 MT, including decreases of 600 MT), Japan (45,700 MT, including 17,600 MT switched from unknown destination and decreases of 1,100 MT), and Colombia (23,100 MT, including 11,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 2,300 MT).  Reductions were for Costa Rica (1,500 MT).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 21,100 MT were for Mexico (19,600 MT) and Indonesia (1,500 MT).  Exports of 470,800 MT were down 47 percent from the previous week and 48 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to China (130,200 MT), Mexico (114,300 MT), Japan (86,900 MT), South Korea (49,000 MT), and Canada (27,800 MT).   

Optional Origin: For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 113,000 MT is for unknown destinations.  

Exports for Own Account:  For 2018/2019, the current exports for own account outstanding balance is 12,100 MT, all Canada.   

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 295,300 MT for 2018/2019 were up 94 percent from the previous week and up noticeably from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Philippines (142,100 MT), South Korea (52,500 MT), Vietnam (50,500 MT, including 50,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Mexico (39,300 MT, including decreases of 800 MT), and Colombia (29,900 MT, including decreases of 1,400 MT).  Reductions were primarily for unknown destinations (52,000 MT).  For 2019/2020, total net sales were reported for Canada (2,800 MT).  Exports of 382,800 MT were up 57 percent from the previous week and 63 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to the Philippines (75,600 MT), Mexico (54,400 MT), South Korea (52,500 MT), Colombia (47,700 MT), and the Dominican Republic (35,800 MT).   

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 24,200 MT for 2018/2019 were down 28 percent from the previous week, but up 10 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for South Korea (16,000 MT), Mexico (4,100 MT), the Dominican Republic (2,400 MT), and Guatemala (1,500 MT).  For 2019/2020, total net sales were reported for Mexico (1,700 MT).   Exports of 11,100 MT were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 37 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were the Dominican Republic (9,200 MT), Mexico (1,700 MT), and Canada (200 MT).    

Cotton:  Net sales of 217,600 RB for 2018/2019 were down 25 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for India (78,700 RB), Vietnam (76,900 RB, including 1,800 RB switched from South Korea), Bangladesh (26,000 RB, including decreases of 15,100 RB), Turkey (17,300 RB, including decreases of 100 RB), and South Korea (10,400 RB, including 1,400 RB switched from China).  Reductions were primarily for Hong Kong (4,500 RB), Malaysia (3,800 RB), and Japan (3,300 RB).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 20,600 RB were primarily for Vietnam (7,900 RB), El Salvador (7,400 RB), and China (4,400 RB).  Exports of 340,000 RB were down 11 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to Vietnam (86,400 RB), Pakistan (50,300 RB), Turkey (47,600 RB), Bangladesh (27,100 RB), and Indonesia (25,700 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 14,300 RB were down 53 percent from the previous week and 43 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for China (5,700 RB), India (2,500 RB), Turkey (2,100 RB), and Austria (1,800 RB).  For 2019/2020, total net sales of 2,200 RB were for Vietnam.  Exports of 11,500 RB were down 45 percent from the previous week and 27 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Peru (3,000 RB), China (3,000 RB), Vietnam (2,600 RB), and Turkey (1,000 RB).   

Export of own account:  For 2018/2019, the current exports for own account outstanding balance of 4,400 RB is for China (2,300 RB), Vietnam (1,800 RB), and Thailand (300 RB). 

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 387,600 pieces reported for 2019 were up 29 percent from the previous week and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 389,000 pieces were primarily for China (217,700 pieces, including decreases of 5,200 pieces), South Korea (104,400 pieces, including decreases of 3,800 pieces), Mexico (49,400 pieces), Thailand (6,700 pieces, including decreases of 300 pieces), and Taiwan (3,900 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Indonesia (300 pieces).  Exports of 422,200 pieces reported for 2019 were up 10 percent from the previous week and 12 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 413,900 pieces were primarily to China (210,500 pieces), South Korea (95,800 pieces), Mexico (53,300 pieces), Thailand (23,100 pieces), and Brazil (8,200 pieces). 

Net sales of 94,200 wet blues for 2019 were down 51 percent from the previous week and 44 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (43,800 unsplit), Taiwan (21,600 unsplit), China (14,000 unsplit and 100 grain splits), and Vietnam (10,200 unsplit).  Reduction were reported for Mexico (100 grain splits).  Exports of 165,100 wet blues for 2019 were up 4 percent from the previous week and 15 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (46,000 unsplit and 1,800 grain splits), China (33,100 unsplit and 2,000 grain splits), Vietnam (34,200 unsplit), and Taiwan (16,200 unsplit).  Net sales reductions of splits totaling 12,400 pounds for 2019 resulting in increases for China (3,800 pound), were more than offset by reductions for Vietnam (16,200 pounds).  Exports of 493,800 pounds for 2019 were up noticeably from the previous week and 61 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (400,800 pounds) and China (93,000 pounds).

 

Beef: Net sales of 28,800 MT reported for 2019 were up noticeably from the previous week and 81 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for South Korea (10,900 MT, including decreases of 300 MT), Japan (8,800 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), Mexico (2,900 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Hong Kong (2,100 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and Canada (1,700 MT).  Reductions were reported for Chile (100 MT).  Exports of 15,700 MT were up 4 percent from the previous and 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were South Korea (4,900 MT), Japan (4,800 MT), Mexico (1,800 MT), Taiwan (1,600 MT), and Hong Kong (900 MT).

 

Pork: Net sales of 40,300 MT reported for 2019 were down 56 percent from the previous week, but up 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (23,500 MT), Hong Kong (4,800 MT), Mexico (4,000 MT), South Korea (2,600 MT), and Canada (1,400 MT).  Reductions were reported for Guatemala (600 MT).  Exports of 24,700 MT were down 10 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (6,200 MT), China (4,500 MT), South Korea (3,900 MT), Japan (2,300 MT), and Canada (1,700 MT). 

April 18, 2019                                            1                                              FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA

 

                                                                        SUMMARY OF EXPORT TRANSACTIONS
                                                        REPORTED UNDER THE DAILY SALES REPORTING SYSTEM
                                                   
                   FOR PAY PERIOD ENDING APRIL 11, 2019

COMMODITY            DESTINATION                QUANTITY                        MARKETING YEAR

SOYBEANS                UNKNOWN                    133,759 MT 1/                    2018/2019

 

1/. EXPORT SALES