Export Sales Highlights         

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period May 31-June 6, 2019. 

Wheat:  Net sales for the 2019/2020 marketing year, which began June 1, totaled 47,600 MT metric tons, resulting increases for Japan (112,100 MT, including 11,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 200 MT), Mexico (75,300 MT, including decreases of 500 MT), Taiwan (56,700 MT, including 55,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Iraq (55,000 MT, including 45,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Vietnam (30,000 MT).  Reductions were primarily for unknown destinations (189,200 MT), the Philippines (50,000 MT), and South Korea (48,600 MT).  A total of 1,587,300 MT in sales were carried over from the 2018/2019 marketing year, which ended May 31.  Exports for the period ending May 31, of 17,600 MT brought accumulated exports to 24,200,600 MT, up 78 percent from the prior year’s total of 310,000 MT.  The primary destinations were Mexico (16,200 MT), Taiwan (700 MT), and Burma (700 MT).  Exports for June 1 totaled 380,100 MT, with Iraq (105,000 MT), Mexico (72,000 MT), Taiwan (56,700 MT), Japan (46,400 MT), and South Korea (37,700 MT) being the primary destinations. 

Corn:  Net sales of 168,500 MT for 2018/2019 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 64 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (164,900 MT, including 140,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 41,000 MT), Colombia (94,600 MT, including 70,000 MT switched from unknown destinations, 30,000 MT switched from Mexico, and decreases of 1,000 MT), Taiwan (58,300 MT, including 2,600 MT switched from Japan), Canada (13,600 MT), and Costa Rica (11,100 MT, including 10,100 MT switched from Nicaragua).  Reductions were primarily for unknown destinations (184,500 MT).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 94,100 MT reported for unknown destinations (101,600 MT), Nicaragua (1,500 MT), and Costa Rica (1,100 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Canada (10,200 MT).  Exports of 888,600 MT were up 15 percent from the previous week, but down 18 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Japan (322,100 MT), Mexica (253,400 MT), Colombia (95,800 MT), and Taiwan (58,600 MT). 

Optional Origin: For 2018/2019, options were exercised to export 71,400 MT to South Korea from other than the United States.  The current outstanding balance of 353,000 MT is for South Korea (190,000 MT), unknown destinations (98,000 MT), and Taiwan (65,000 MT).  For 2019/2020, the current outstanding balance of 250,000 MT is for south Korea (130,000 MT) and unknown destinations (120,000 MT). 

Barley:  Net sales for the 2019/2020 marketing year, which begin June, totaling reductions of 1,500 MT were reported for South Korea.  A total of 18,700 MT in sales was carried over from the 2018/2019 marketing year, which ended May 31.  Accumulated exports were 42,500 MT, up 26 percent from the prior year’s total of 1,600 MT.  There were no exports for the period ending May 31.  Exports for June 1 totaled 500 MT, with Japan being the destination. 

Sorghum:  Net sales reductions of 200 MT for 2018/2019 resulted in increases for China (49,800 MT, switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 200 MT).  Exports of 49,800 MT were down 17 percent from the previous week, but up 13 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destination was China. 

Optional Origin: For 2018/2019, the current outstanding balance of 10,500 MT is for unknown destinations. 

Rice:  Net sales of 66,000 MT for 2018/2019 were down 48 percent from the previous week and 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (20,900 MT), Venezuela (12,600 MT), Libya (11,500 MT), Panama (6,300 MT), and the Dominican Republic (2,600 MT).  Exports of 160,400 MT were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were to Costa Rica (27,200 MT), Mexico (26,600 MT), Japan (24,400 MT), Haiti (16,600 MT), and Venezuela (12,600 MT). 

Exports for Own Account:  For 2018/2019, exports for own account to Canada totaling 100 MT were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 100 MT is for Canada. 

Soybeans:  Net sales of 255,900 MT for 2018/2019 were down 50 percent from the previous week and 44 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Egypt (110,000 MT, including 55,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Japan (87,500 MT, including 64,200 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,100 MT), Taiwan (77,900 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), China (74,700 MT, including 68,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,400 MT), and the Netherlands (38,500 MT, including 40,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 2,200 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (185,200 MT) and Costa Rica (8,500 MT).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 275,200 MT were primarily for Pakistan (70,000 MT), Taiwan (65,000 MT), unknown destinations (63,000 MT), and Egypt (55,000 MT).  Exports of 759,000 MT were up 34 percent from the previous week and 40 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to China (403,700 MT), Mexico (75,500 MT), Japan (69,600 MT), Bangladesh (58,800 MT), and the Netherlands (58,500 MT). 

Optional Origin: For 2018/2019, options were exercised to export 65,700 MT to China from other than the United States.  Decreases totaling 66,300 MT were reported for unknown destinations (66,000 MT) and China (300 MT).  The current outstanding balance of 50,000 MT is for unknown destinations.  For 2019/2020, the current outstanding balance is 10,000 MT, all 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 112,500 MT for 2018/2019 were up 2 percent from the previous week, but down 34 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Philippines (85,100 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Vietnam (50,000 MT, switched from unknown destinations), Mexico (8,900 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Canada (5,500 MT, including decreases of 800 MT), and Colombia (4,000 MT).  Reductions were for unknown destinations (50,000 MT), Honduras (4,600 MT), and Burma (700 MT).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 41,500 MT were for Guatemala (35,000 MT), El Salvador (4,300 MT), and Canada (2,200 MT).  Exports of 160,300 MT were down 3 percent from the previous week and 23 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Vietnam (50,100 MT), Mexico (28,200 MT), Canada (17,300 MT), Nicaragua (12,500 MT), and Honduras (10,500 MT).  

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 5,100 MT for 2018/2019 were down 67 percent from the previous week and 71 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for South Korea (3,000 MT), Canada (700 MT), Mexico (600 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), the Dominican Republic (500 MT), and Trinidad and Tobago (300 MT).  Exports of 4,000 MT were down 87 percent from the previous week and 83 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to Mexico (2,500 MT) and Canada (1,000 MT).  

Cotton:  Net sales of 75,100 RB for 2018/2019 were down 59 percent from the previous week and 72 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for India (30,400 RB, including decreases of 1,000 RB), Vietnam (25,200 RB, including 1,500 RB switched from South Korea, 1,000 RB switched from Japan and decreases of 6,300 RB), Indonesia (9,800 RB), Turkey (8,300 RB), and Taiwan (2,900 RB).  Reductions were primarily for China (5,600 RB) and Mexico (2,000 RB).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 43,000 RB primarily for Japan (11,700 RB), Guatemala (11,700 RB), Vietnam (8,500 RB), China (4,400 RB), and Pakistan (3,500 RB), were partially offset by reductions for Mexico (4,000 RB).  Exports of 360,400 RB were up 17 percent from the previous week and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to Vietnam (90,700 RB), Turkey (55,200 RB), India (53,600 RB), China (42,500 RB), and Indonesia (22,500 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 5,700 RB were primarily for India (4,400 RB), and Vietnam (1,100 RB, switched from China).  Reductions were reported for China (1,100 RB) and the United Kingdom (100 RB).  For 2019/2020, net sales of 4,100 RB were primarily for Egypt (2,600 RB) and India (1,300 RB).  Exports of 18,800 RB were up 34 percent from the previous week, but down 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to China (10,800 RB), India (2,600 RB), Vietnam (2,600 RB), and Pakistan (1,200 RB). 

Exports for Own account:  For 2018/2019, new exports for own account totaling 200 RB were to Vietnam.  Exports for own account totaling 3,900 RB to Vietnam (2,600 RB) and South Korea (1,300 RB) were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 5,600 RB is for Vietnam (2,500 RB), China (2,300 RB), Taiwan (500 RB), and Thailand (300 RB). 

Hides and Skins: Net sales of 412,000 pieces reported for 2019 were down 10 percent from the previous week and 18 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 405,000 pieces were primarily for China (211,500 pieces, including decreases of 37,200 pieces), South Korea (76,600 pieces, including decreases of 1,500 pieces), Thailand (55,300 pieces, including decreases of 900 pieces), Mexico (25,700 pieces, including decreases of 400 pieces), and Japan (13,400 pieces, including decreases of 200 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Italy (1,400 pieces).  Exports of 329,100 pieces, all whole cattle hides, were down 15 percent from the previous week and 27 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to China (198,800 pieces), South Korea (51,500 pieces), Mexico (35,700 pieces), Thailand (30,500 pieces), and Taiwan (6,900 pieces). 

Net sales of 109,900 wet blues for 2019 were down 3 percent from the previous week and 38 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for China (61,800 unsplit), Thailand (14,800 unsplit and 100 grain splits), Mexico (13,700 unsplit), Taiwan (11,400 unsplit), and Brazil (5,900 unsplit).  Reductions were reported for Italy (700 unsplit), China (200 grain splits), and Mexico (100 grain splits).  Exports of 146,100 wet blues for 2019 were up 22 percent from the previous week and 11 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (50,100 unsplit and 2,000 grain splits), Italy (29,300 unsplit), Vietnam (28,600 unsplit), Thailand (16,400 unsplit and 1,300 grain splits), and Brazil (10,300 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 82,100 pounds for 2019 were reported for Vietnam (79,800 pounds) and China (2,300 pounds).  Exports of 494,600 pounds were to Vietnam (359,400 pounds) and China (135,200 pounds). 

Beef: Net sales of 16,400 MT reported for 2019 were down 2 percent from the previous week and 18 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (8,900 MT, including decreases of 400 MT), Mexico (1,800 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Canada (1,300 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Taiwan (1,200 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), and South Korea (600 MT, including decreases of 500 MT).  For 2020, total net sales were reported for Japan (100 MT).  Exports of 18,200 MT were up 2 percent from the previous week and 8 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (6,700 MT), South Korea (4,600 MT), Mexico (1,800 MT), Taiwan (1,400 MT), and Hong Kong (1,100 MT). 

Pork: Net sales of 23,100 MT reported for 2019 were down 32 percent from the previous week and 36 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Australia (5,000 MT), Mexico (4,400 MT), Japan (3,400 MT), Hong Kong (2,700 MT), and China (2,400 MT).  For 2020, total net sale of 100 MT resulted increases primarily for China (200 MT).  Exports of 25,100 MT were up 13 percent from the previous week and 8 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (7,600 MT), China (5,200 MT), Japan (3,300 MT), South Korea (2,300 MT), and Canada (1,900 MT). 

June 13, 2019                                             1                                              FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE/USDA 

                                                                        SUMMARY OF EXPORT TRANSACTIONS
                                                        REPORTED UNDER THE DAILY SALES REPORTING SYSTEM
                                                   
                   FOR PERIOD ENDING JUNE 6, 2019

COMMODITY                                DESTINATION                                QUANTITY                                        MARKETING YEAR

SOYBEANS                                   EGYPT                                               55,000 MT 1/                                      2018/2019  

SOYBEANS                                   EGYPT                                              55,000 MT 1/                                      2019/2020

 

1/ Export sales.