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USDA : Export Sales Highlights (Sep 09, 2011)
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This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period August 26-September 1, 2011.

Wheat:  Net sales of 512,200 MT for the 2011/12 marketing year were up 39 percent from the previous week and 25 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for unknown destinations (251,400 MT), Mexico (68,900 MT), Taiwan (54,700 MT), Nigeria (46,600 MT, including 6,700 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 300 MT), Peru (35,900 MT), and the Philippines (31,500 MT).  Decreases were reported for Italy (21,400 MT), and Colombia (10,300 MT).  Exports of 625,100 MT were up 3 percent from the previous week and 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were mainly to Iraq (105,000 MT), Japan (94,100 MT), the Philippines (51,500 MT), Thailand (49,800 MT), China (48,400 MT), South Africa (46,300 MT), and Italy (38,600 MT).

Corn:  Net sales of 820,600 MT for the 2011/2012 marketing year (which began Sept. 1) were primarily for Mexico (313,800 MT), Japan (126,800 MT), the Dominican Republic (107,800 MT), Costa Rica (82,800 MT), South Korea (72,200 MT), and unknown destinations (52,100 MT).  Decreases were reported for Colombia (33,700 MT).  Net Sales of 50,000 MT for delivery in 2012/2013 were reported for Japan. A total of 2,795,700 MT in sales were outstanding on August 31 (the end of the 2010/2011 marketing year) and carried over to the 2011/12 marketing year.  Exports of 687,200 MT were reported for August 26-31.  The primary destinations were Japan (145,100 MT), Mexico (83,800 MT), Egypt (80,000 MT), and South Korea (57,000 MT).  Accumulated exports for the 2010/11 marketing year were 45,256,400 MT, down 6 percent from the prior year’s total of 48,345,400 MT.  Exports for September 1 of 136,000 MT were mainly for South Korea (71,200 MT), Mexico (25,600 MT), Costa Rica (23,700 MT), and Jamaica (11,800 MT).

Barley:  There were no sales or exports reported during the week.

Sorghum:  Net sales reductions of 6,800 MT for the 2011/2012 marketing year (which began Sept. 1) resulted as increases for Japan (8,300 MT, switched from unknown destinations), were partially offset by decreases for unknown destinations (8,300 MT) and Mexico (6,900 MT).  A total of 172,600 MT were outstanding on August 31 (the end of the 2010/2011 marketing year) and carried over to the 2011/2012 marketing year.  Exports of 48,200 MT were reported for August 26-31.  The destinations were Mexico (40,400 MT) and Japan (7,800 MT).  Accumulated exports for the 2010/11 marketing year totaled 3,334,900 MT, down 3 percent from the prior year’s total of 3,244,400 MT.  Exports of 8,900 MT for September 1 were to Japan (8,300 MT) and Mexico (600 MT).

Rice:  Net sales of 116,400 MT were reported for Haiti (21,400 MT), South Korea (20,100 MT), Turkey (20,000 MT), Mexico (14,600 MT), and Ghana (10,000 MT).  Exports of 72,700 MT were primarily to Mexico (39,600 MT), Japan (13,000 MT), South Korea (9,800 MT), Canada (3,300 MT), and Syria (2,200 MT).

Soybeans:  Net sales of 444,900 MT for the 2011/12 marketing year (which began Sept. 1) were primarily for China (192,200 MT), Egypt (80,000 MT), unknown destination (49,400 MT), Mexico (35,600 MT), and Taiwan (34,100 MT).  A total of 2,281,900 MT in sales were outstanding on August 31 (the end of the 2010/11 marketing year) and carried over to the 2011/12 marketing year.  Exports of 239,700 MT were reported for August 26-31.  The primary destinations were China (93,400 MT), Mexico (66,300 MT), Syria (24,100 MT), and Indonesia (19,400 MT).  Accumulated exports for the 2010/11 marketing year were 39,993,100 MT, up 1 percent from the prior year’s total of 39,642,200 MT.  Exports of 42,400 MT were reported for September 1.  The primary destinations were Mexico (23,000 MT), Costa Rica (12,000 MT), Indonesia (3,700 MT), and China (2,900 MT).

Soybean Cake and Meal: 
Net sales reductions of 24,500 MT were reported for Canada (9,500 MT), unknown destinations (7,300 MT), the Dominican Republic (4,700 MT), Guatemala (4,700 MT), and Nicaragua (1,700 MT, switched from unknown destinations), were more than offset by decreases for Mexico (54,900 MT), Morocco (2,000 MT), and Hong Kong (900 MT).  Net sales of 172,500 MT for delivery in 2011/2012 were reported mainly for Mexico (112,400 MT), and the Dominican Republic (31,000 MT).  Exports of 58,900 MT were down 41 percent from the previous week and 50 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (22,900 MT), Canada (17,400 MT), Jamaica (5,200 MT), Guatemala (4,700 MT), and the Philippines (3,600 MT).

Soybean Oil:  There were no new sales for the week.  Net sales of 5,900 MT for delivery in 2011/2012 were reported for Mexico.  Exports of 3,600 MT were down 72 percent from the previous week and 67 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (2,000 MT), Trinidad (700 MT), and Canada (700 MT).

Cotton:  Net Upland sales of 43,700 running bales for the 2011/2012  marketing year resulted as increases for China (61,800 RB, including 8,800 RB switched from Vietnam and decreases of 6,400 RB), Peru (6,500 RB), Mexico (3,900 RB), and Taiwan (2,200 RB, switched from Japan), were partially offset by decreases for Pakistan (16,700 RB) and Vietnam (12,600 RB).  Net sales of 2,000 RB for delivery in 2012/13 were reported for Mexico (1,300 RB) and China (700 RB).  Optional origin sales for the 2011/2012 marketing year were reported for China (44,000 RB).  Optional origin sales of 9,000 RB to Pakistan were exercised to export the commodity from other than the United States.  Exports of 78,100 RB were mainly to China (40,000 RB), Mexico (12,900 RB), Vietnam (4,800 RB), and Bangladesh (4,000 RB).  Net American Pima sales of 1,000 RB were reported mainly for Bangladesh (500 RB) and China (400 RB).  Exports of 200 RB were to Mexico (100 RB) and Pakistan (100 RB).

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 456,300 pieces, all whole cattle hides, were reported for delivery in 2011, up 25 percent from the previous week and 8 percent from the prior 4-week average. The primary buyers were China (292,900 pieces), South Korea (118,000 pieces), Mexico (24,000 pieces), Taiwan (10,300 pieces), and Vietnam (5,000 pieces).  Decreases were reported for Spain (100 pieces) and Hong Kong (100 pieces).  Exports of 403,300 pieces were down 28 percent from the previous week and 21 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hides exports of 401,900 pieces were primarily to China (216,200 pieces), South Korea (106,800 pieces), Taiwan (23,400 pieces), Mexico (13,300 pieces), and Vietnam (11,500 pieces).              

Net sales reductions of 7,100 wet blues for the 2011 resulted as increases for China (19,900 unsplit), the Dominican Republic (16,100 grain splits), Mexico (10,300 grain splits and 1,400 unsplit), and Thailand (6,600 unsplit), were more than offset by decreases for Italy (64,400 unsplit).  Exports of 125,400 hides were primarily to China (39,000 unsplit), Italy (21,400 unsplit), the Dominican Republic (16,400 grain splits and 2,900 unsplit), and Mexico (8,200 grain splits and 7,200 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 230,700 pounds were mainly reported for Hong Kong (300,000 pounds).  Decreases were reported for South Korea (39,100 pounds), Indonesia (25,200 pounds), and Italy (5,600 pounds).  Exports of 636,200 pounds were mainly to South Korea (299,700 pounds) and Indonesia (293,700 pounds).

Beef:  Net sales of 16,500 MT for delivery in 2011 were primarily for Mexico (3,000 MT), Japan (2,900 MT), Hong Kong (2,300 MT), South Korea (1,800 MT), and Vietnam (1,600 MT).  Exports of 16,800 MT were mainly to Mexico (3,900 MT), Japan (2,600 MT), South Korea (1,900 MT), Canada (1,700 MT), and Russia (1,700 MT).

Sources-USDA


 
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