Export Sales Highlights  

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period November 30-December 6, 2018. 

Wheat:  Net sales of 754,100 metric tons for 2018/2019 were up 6 percent from the previous week and 62 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destinations (210,600 MT), Japan (111,900 MT), Nigeria (89,000 MT), Singapore (65,000 MT), and Mexico (61,700 MT, including decreases of 19,900 MT).  Reductions were for the Dominican Republic (700 MT) and the United Kingdom (600 MT).  Exports of 490,700 MT were up 2 percent from the previous week and 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (86,200 MT), Indonesia (74,300 MT), Thailand (57,100 MT), the Philippines (55,300 MT), and Yemen (51,000 MT). 

Corn:  Net sales of 903,200 MT for 2018/2019 were down 23 percent from the previous week and 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (608,400 MT, including 137,100 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 4,000 MT), Mexico (234,600 MT, including decreases of 96,000 MT), Saudi Arabia (146,500 MT, including 135,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Colombia (39,800 MT, including decreases of 3,600 MT), and New Zealand (30,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (220,100 MT) and El Salvador (1,000 MT).  For 2019/2020, total net sales were reported for Mexico (161,400 MT).  Exports of 952,100 MT were down 18 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (384,400 MT), Japan (201,400 MT), Saudi Arabia (146,500 MT), South Korea (68,400 MT), and Peru (45,000 MT). 

Optional Origin: For 2018/2019, new optional origin sales of 65,000 MT were reported for Taiwan.  The current outstanding balance of 825,200 MT is for South Korea (454,000 MT), unknown destinations (306,200 MT), and Taiwan (65,000 MT). 

Barley:  No net sales were reported for the week.  Exports of 100 MT--a marketing-year low--were down 87 percent from the previous week and 89 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destination was South Korea. 

Sorghum:  Net sales of 2,200 MT for 2018/2019 were down 97 percent from the previous week and 96 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destination was Japan, including 1,700 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 600 MT.  Exports of 13,800 MT were down 87 percent from the previous week and 73 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were to Japan (12,200 MT), Mexico (1,500 MT), and South Korea (100 MT).

Rice:  Net sales of 84,700 MT for 2018/2019 were up 19 percent from the previous week and 26 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (42,200 MT), Mexico (23,300 MT), El Salvador (10,200 MT, including decreases of 300 MT), Canada (4,500 MT), and Saudi Arabia (2,800 MT).  Exports of 75,800 MT were down 47 percent from the previous week and 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (31,100 MT), Honduras (15,700 MT), Japan (13,900 MT), Canada (3,100 MT), and El Salvador (3,100 MT). 

Soybeans:  Net sales of 792,300 MT for 2018/2019 were down 11 percent from the previous week, but up 25 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Netherlands (140,600 MT, including 146,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 9,500 MT), Saudi Arabia (131,500 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Japan (124,700 MT, including 39,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,500 MT), Indonesia (109,100 MT, including 50,400 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 100 MT), and Taiwan (69,700 MT).  Reductions were primarily for Switzerland (60,000 MT), China (60,000 MT), and unknown destinations (39,600 MT).  For 2019/2020, total net sales were reported for Japan (3,000 MT).  Exports of 1,146,800 MT were down 8 percent from the previous week and 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Thailand (153,000 MT), the Netherlands (140,600 MT), Mexico (115,600 MT), Taiwan (77,200 MT), and Indonesia (76,500 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, the current exports for own account outstanding balance is 54,600 MT, all Canada. 

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 50,500 MT for 2018/2019--a marketing-year low--were down 82 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Morocco (26,600 MT, including 25,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Colombia (13,200 MT, including decreases of 2,900 MT), the French West Indies (10,500 MT), and Japan (10,400 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (32,500 MT), the Dominican Republic (4,600 MT), and El Salvador (3,900 MT).  Exports of 264,300 MT were down 1 percent from the previous week, but up 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to the Philippines (50,800 MT), Ireland (31,500 MT), Ecuador (30,100 MT), Morocco (26,600 MT), and Mexico (21,200 MT). 

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 5,900 MT for 2018/2019 were down 72 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases for South Korea (3,000 MT), Mexico (2,400 MT), and Jamaica (500 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Canada (100 MT).  Exports of 7,600 MT were down 81 percent from the previous week and 55 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Mexico (3,800 MT), Jamaica (3,500 MT), and Canada (200 MT). 

Cotton:  Net sales of 47,100 RB for 2018/2019 were down 50 percent from the previous week and 66 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Vietnam (29,300 RB, including 4,100 RB switched from South Korea, 1,900 RB switched from China, 200 RB switched from Japan, and decreases of 1,800 RB), China (11,700 RB, including decreases of 13,200 RB), Mexico (8,100 RB), Indonesia (7,200 RB, including 2,300 RB switched from China and 500 RB switched from Japan), and Turkey (5,500 RB).  Reductions were reported for Bangladesh (28,600 RB), South Korea (1,600 RB), and Malaysia (400 RB).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 33,500 RB were reported for Bangladesh (22,000 RB), China (8,800 RB), Mexico (2,600 RB), and Japan (100 RB).  Exports of 154,500 RB were down 3 percent from the previous week, but up 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to Vietnam (46,500 RB), China (25,200 RB), Mexico (17,800 RB), Indonesia (13,500 RB), and South Korea (7,800 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 10,900 RB for 2018/2019 were down 51 percent from the previous week and 49 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for India (5,500 RB), Peru (4,000 RB, including decreases of 100 RB), Turkey (400 RB), and Honduras (400 RB).  Reductions were reported for Japan (100 RB).  Exports of 11,700 RB were down 29 percent from the previous week, but up 35 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to China (7,200 RB), India (1,900 RB), and Pakistan (1,600 RB). 

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 900 RB is for Vietnam.  

Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance is 6,800 RB, all China.

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 446,500 pieces reported for 2018 were up 57 percent from the previous week and 39 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 446,600 pieces resulted in increases for China (293,000 pieces, including decreases of 14,600 pieces), Mexico (69,400 pieces, including decreases of 1,800 pieces), South Korea (50,000 pieces, including decreases of 9,500 pieces), Thailand (9,000 pieces, including decreases of 500 pieces), and Indonesia (8,800 pieces, including decreases of 2,100 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Vietnam (100 pieces).  For 2019, net sales of 61,000 pieces were primarily for China (40,600 pieces) and Mexico (18,600 pieces).  Exports of 454,300 pieces reported for 2018 were up 33 percent from the previous week and 8 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 446,100 pieces were primarily to China (262,300 pieces), South Korea (109,500 pieces), Mexico (36,600 pieces), Thailand (11,800 pieces), and Taiwan (9,900 pieces).

Net sales of 25,400 wet blues for 2018 resulting in increases for Vietnam (22,600 unsplit), China  (7,200 unsplit and 800 grain splits), Taiwan (7,600 unsplit), Thailand (3,200 unsplit), and Japan (2,600 unsplit), were partially offset by reductions for Hong Kong (11,900 grain splits), South Korea (4,600 unsplit), India (3,700 grain splits), and Mexico (200 grain splits).  For 2019, net sales of 84,100 were primarily for Taiwan (19,200 unsplit), China (13,300 grain splits and 4,400 unsplit), Italy (12,600 unsplit and 3,600 grain splits), and Hong Kong (11,900 grain splits).  Exports of 108,900 wet blues for 2018 were down 21 percent from the previous week, but up 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (38,700 unsplit and 3,800 grain splits), Vietnam (23,200 unsplit), China (15,200 unsplit and 1,900 grain splits), Mexico (7,000 grain splits and 4,200 unsplit), and Thailand (10,500 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 42,300 pounds for 2018 resulting in increases for China (129,200 pounds), were partially offset by reductions for Vietnam (87,000 pounds).  For 2019, total net sales were reported for Vietnam (492,800 pounds).  There were no exports reported during the week.

Beef: Net sales of 10,300 MT reported for 2018 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 19 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (3,900 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), South Korea (3,400 MT, including decreases of 600 MT), Taiwan (1,400 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Mexico (700 MT, including decrease of 200 MT), and Canada (400 MT, including decreases of 100 MT).  Reductions were reported for Hong Kong (400 MT).  For 2019, net sales of 3,700 MT, primarily for Hong Kong (2,000 MT), Mexico (700 MT), Japan (500 MT), and South Korea (300 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Taiwan (100 MT).  Exports of 18,200 MT were down 1 percent from the previous week, but up 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (4,700 MT), South Korea (4,300 MT), Hong Kong (2,800 MT), Mexico (1,900 MT), and Taiwan (1,500 MT).

Pork:  Net sales of 22,300 MT reported for 2018 were up 12 percent from the previous week and 18 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (13,300 MT), Japan (2,500 MT), China (1,800 MT), South Korea (1,500 MT), and Hong Kong (1,200 MT).  Reductions were reported for Colombia (400 MT) and Albania (100 MT).  For 2019, net sales of 11,100 MT reported for South Korea (7,100 MT), Mexico (2,100 MT), Colombia (1,200 MT), and Australia (900 MT), were partially offset by reductions for China (1,200 MT).  Exports of 27,800 MT were unchanged from the previous week, but up 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (9,400 MT), South Korea (3,900 MT), Japan (3,500 MT), Colombia (2,400 MT), and Hong Kong (1,900 MT). 

December 13, 2018                                                     1                                              FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA 

                                                                                           REPORTED UNDER THE DAILY REPORTING SYSTEM                                                        

                                                                                                         FOR PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 6, 2018

                                   COMMODITY                                            DESTINATION                              QUANTITY                MARKETING YEAR                                                               

                                  

                                   CORN                                                         MEXICO                                         106,680 MT 1/              2018/2019

                                   CORN                                                         MEXICO                                           91,440 MT 1/              2019/2020                                  

                                   SOYBEANS                                               UNKNOWN                                   147,500 MT 1/              2018/2019                                   

                                   WHEAT (HRW)                                          UNKNOWN                                   224,000 MT 1/              2018/2019                           

                                   

                                   1/ Export Sales.