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USDA Export Sales Report (May 10, 2017)
 
Wheat:  Net sales of 258,400 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2016/2017 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 30 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Philippines (66,900 MT, including 57,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 2,000 MT), Thailand (52,000 MT), Nigeria (32,600 MT, including decreases of 900 MT), Malaysia (30,700 MT, switched from unknown destinations), and Mexico (29,800 MT, including decreases of 7,100 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (113,200 MT), Costa Rica (15,200 MT), Leeward Windward Islands (600 MT), and Barbados (500 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 563,400 MT were reported primarily for unknown destinations (157,000 MT), Algeria (90,000 MT), South Korea (76,400 MT), and China (63,000 MT).  Exports of 622,900 MT were up 2 percent from the previous week, but down 2 percent and from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily the Philippines (164,900 MT), Japan (115,700 MT), Mexico (98,500 MT), Nigeria (65,100 MT), and Guatemala (34,300 MT).
 
Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 24,900 MT is for Canada.
 
Corn:  Net sales of 771,600 MT for 2016/2017 were down 22 percent from the previous week and 15 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (184,800 MT, including 51,700 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 5,800 MT), Mexico (153,100 MT, including decreases of 23,800 MT), South Korea (123,600 MT, including decreases of 1,400 MT), Saudi Arabia (73,600 MT, including 70,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Taiwan (73,400 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (80,200 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 24,100 MT were reported for Peru (15,000 MT) and unknown destinations (9,200 MT).  Reductions were reported for Panama (100 MT).  Exports of 1,226,100 MT were down 11 percent from the previous week and 10 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (390,900 MT), Mexico (229,500 MT), South Korea (189,000 MT), Peru (75,100 MT), and Saudi Arabia (73,600 MT).
 
Optional Origin Sales:  For 2016/2017, options were exercised to export 68,000 MT to South Korea from the United States.  The current optional origin outstanding balance for 2016/2017 of 294,000 MT is for unknown destinations (163,000 MT) and South Korea (131,000 MT).   The current outstanding balance for 2017/2018 of 58,000 MT is for unknown destinations.
 
Barley:  Net sales of 100 MT for 2016/2017 were reported for Japan.  Exports of 200 MT were reported to South Korea. 
 
Sorghum: Net sales of 102,500 MT for 2016/2017 were up 62 percent from the previous week and 30 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destinations (55,500 MT), China (46,400 MT, including decreases of 6,600 MT), and Mexico (600 MT).  Exports of 73,100 MT were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 39 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (49,900 MT), Mexico (23,100 MT), and South Korea (100 MT). 
 
Rice:  Net sales of 60,300 MT for 2016/2017 were down 50 percent from the previous week and 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (46,800 MT, including decreases of 9,500 MT), unknown destinations (5,000 MT), Colombia (2,500 MT), Canada (1,800 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), and Hong Kong (1,500 MT).  Reductions were reported for Guatemala (400 MT) and Taiwan (400 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 700 MT resulted as increases for Saudi Arabia (1,000 MT), were partially offset by reductions for the United Arab Emirates (300 MT).  Exports of 70,100 MT were down 13 percent from the previous week and 12 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Japan (29,200 MT), Haiti (14,500 MT), Mexico (9,400 MT), South Korea (6,500 MT), and Canada (3,100 MT).                      
 
Exports for Own Account:   The current exports for own account outstanding balance of 300 MT is for Canada.
 
Soybeans:  Net sales of 318,500 MT for 2016/2017 were down 57 percent from the previous week and 25 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Netherlands (144,800 MT, including 66,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Indonesia (88,200 MT, including 68,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 4,400 MT), China (69,600 MT), Bangladesh (55,000 MT), and the Philippines (27,100 MT, including 25,000 MT switched from unknown destinations).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (99,000 MT), Mexico (16,200 MT), and Costa Rica (14,700 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 12,800 MT were reported for Japan (6,000 MT), unknown destinations (5,500 MT), South Korea (1,300 MT).  Exports of 640,400 MT were down 9 percent from the previous week, but up 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily the Netherlands (144,800 MT), China (137,500 MT), Mexico (120,000 MT), Indonesia (92,900 MT), and the Philippines (39,400 MT). 
 
Exports for Own Account:  For 2016/2017, new exports for own account were reported to Canada (25,000 MT).  The current outstanding balance of 69,900 MT is for Canada.
 
Exports Adjustments:  Accumulated exports of soybeans to Germany were adjusted down 75,478 MT for week ending April 20th.  The correct destination for this shipment is the Netherlands and is included in this week’s report. 
Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 103,600 MT for 2016/2017 were down 8 percent from the previous week and 35 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Bangladesh (25,000 MT), Honduras (10,000 MT, including 8,700 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 900 MT), Venezuela (10,000 MT), Canada (9,700 MT), and Mexico (9,200 MT, including decreases of 100 MT).  Reductions were reported for Guatemala (2,800 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 6,300 MT were reported for unknown destinations.  Exports of 231,000 MT were up 35 percent from the previous week and 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Colombia (62,300 MT), the Philippines (47,500 MT), Mexico (38,900 MT), Honduras (21,400 MT), and Canada (15,700 MT). 
 
Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 10,600 MT for 2016/2017 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 42 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases reported for Mexico (8,700 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), the Dominican Republic (900 MT), Trinidad (700 MT), and Canada (300 MT), were partially offset by decreases for Haiti (100 MT).  Exports of 28,200 MT were down 14 percent from the previous week and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily South Korea (23,000 MT), Mexico (4,500 MT), Canada (400 MT), and France (100 MT).
 
Cotton:  Net upland sales of 152,400 RB for 2016/2017 were up 32 percent from the previous week, but down 34 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Vietnam (48,400 RB, including 500 RB switched from Japan and 1,000 RB switched from South Korea), Indonesia (35,200 RB, including 1,200 RB switched from Japan and decreases of 100 RB), Turkey (28,800 RB), South Korea (12,500 RB, including decreases of 2,100 RB), and China (9,600 RB, including decreases of 100 RB).  Reductions were reported for Thailand (4,100 RB), Japan (2,400 RB), and Colombia (100 RB).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 97,200 RB were reported primarily for China (37,400 RB), Vietnam (33,600 RB), Pakistan (8,800 RB), Thailand (6,200 RB), and Taiwan (4,500 RB).  Exports of 357,300 RB were up 18 percent from the previous week, but down 8 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Vietnam (74,300 RB), Turkey (60,700 RB), Bangladesh (35,000 RB), Indonesia (32,100 RB), and China (24,300 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 1,600 RB for 2016/2017 were down 74 percent from the previous week and 85 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Vietnam (900 RB, switched from China), Japan (500 RB, including decreases of 100 RB), Thailand (300 RB, including 100 RB switched from Japan), and Turkey (300 RB).  Reductions were reported for China (800 RB).  Exports of 18,100 RB were up 17 percent from the previous week and 21 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily India (5,300 RB), China (4,500 RB), Peru (2,000 RB), and Vietnam (2,000 RB). 
 
Exports for Own Account:  For 2016/2017, new exports for own account were reported to Taiwan (2,200 RB), Vietnam (1,000 RB), Indonesia (1,000 RB), and South Korea (600 RB).  Decreases were reported to Vietnam (2,200 RB) and Indonesia (600 RB).  The current outstanding balance of 101,300 RB is for Indonesia (51,900 RB), China (24,300 RB), Taiwan (14,100 RB), South Korea (3,200 RB), Bangladesh (2,500 RB), Thailand (1,900 RB), Vietnam (1,600 RB), India (1,300 RB), and Pakistan (500 RB).
 
Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 536,900 pieces reported for 2017 were down 3 percent from the previous week, but up 61 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 533,700 pieces were primarily for China (270,200 pieces, including decreases of 30,500 pieces), Thailand (118,600 pieces), South Korea (102,400 pieces, including decreases of 700 pieces), Mexico (22,000 pieces, including decreases of 6,700 pieces), and Brazil (9,700 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Vietnam (100 pieces).  Exports of 422,500 pieces reported for 2017 were down 3 percent from the previous week, but up 5 percent from the prior 4-week average. Whole cattle hides exports of 420,900 pieces were primarily to China (230,200 pieces), South Korea (89,400 pieces), Thailand (36,500 pieces), Mexico (23,200 pieces), and Taiwan (18,600 pieces). 
 
Net sales of 184,100 wet blues for 2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and 36 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (58,500 unsplit and 16,100 grain splits), China (32,100 unsplit and 5,900 grain splits), and Vietnam (21,300 unsplit).  Reductions were reported for India (100 grain splits).  Exports of 141,700 wet blues for 2017 were down 7 percent from the previous week, but unchanged from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (50,400 unsplit and 8,100 grain splits), China (32,500 unsplit and 5,900 grain splits), and Mexico (10,900 grain splits and 1,000 unsplit). Net sales of splits totaling 580,500 pounds for 2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Vietnam (410,700 pounds), China (158,400 pounds) and South Korea (15,000 pounds).  Reductions were reported for Taiwan (3,600 pounds).  Exports of 422,600 pounds were up 39 percent from the previous week and 70 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (411,600 pounds) and South Korea (11,000 pounds). 
 
Beef: Net sales of 16,600 MT reported for 2017 were down 22 percent from the previous week and 12 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (8,000 MT, including decreases of 700 MT), Hong Kong (3,100 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), Taiwan (1,500 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), the Philippines (800 MT), and South Korea (800 MT, including decreases of 200 MT).  Reductions were reported for Chile (100 MT) and the Republic of South Africa (100 MT).  Exports of 12,800 MT were down 7 percent from the previous week and 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (4,000 MT), South Korea (2,800 MT), Hong Kong (1,600 MT), Mexico (1,500 MT), and Canada (1,100 MT). 
 
Pork:  Net sales of 13,800 MT reported for 2017 were down 40 percent from the previous week and 48 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (3,500 MT), Canada (2,700 MT), South Korea (1,700 MT), Japan (1,300 MT), and the Philippines (800 MT).   For 2017/2018, net sales of 300 MT were reported for South Korea.  Exports of 25,100 MT--a marketing-year high--were up 23 percent from the previous week and 22 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Mexico (8,000 MT), Japan (3,900 MT), South Korea (3,300 MT), China (2,200 MT), and Canada (1,500 MT). 
    
 
Source : USDA

 
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