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USDA Export Sales Report (Aug 10, 2017)
 
Wheat:  Net sales of 464,300 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2017/2018 were up noticeably from the previous week and 11 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Increases were for Indonesia (115,000 MT, including 70,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), South Korea (70,000 MT), Algeria (58,000 MT), the Philippines (51,500 MT, including 45,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Chile (45,500 MT, including 30,000 MT switched from unknown destinations).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (46,800 MT), Malaysia (9,000 MT), and China (1,700 MT).  Exports of 568,200 MT were down 3 percent from the previous week, but up 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (155,300 MT), China (108,300 MT), the Philippines (71,500 MT), Taiwan (50,300 MT), and Chile (32,500 MT).
 
Exports for Own Account:   Exports own account totaling 21,200 MT for Italy was applied to new or outstanding sales.
 
Corn:  Net sales of 52,000 MT for 2016/2017 resulted as increases for Japan (88,100 MT, including 92,700 MT, switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 5,700 MT), Mexico (87,600 MT), Peru (56,800 MT, switched from unknown destinations), Colombia (16,400 MT, switched from unknown destinations), and Honduras (13,500 MT, including 12,300 MT switched from unknown destinations).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (248,100 MT) and Panama (500 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 628,400 MT were reported primarily for Colombia (275,000 MT), Mexico (194,100 MT), and unknown destinations (124,800 MT).  Reductions were reported for Nicaragua (9,000 MT), Costa Rica (1,000 MT), and Taiwan (300 RB).  Exports of 973,500 MT were down 11 percent from the previous week, but unchanged from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (328,100 MT), Mexico (245,400 MT), Colombia (108,900 MT), South Korea (74,200 MT), and China (68,800 MT).
 
Optional Origin Sales   The current optional origin outstanding balance for 2016/2017 of 122,000 MT is for South Korea (68,000 MT) and unknown destinations (54,000 MT).   The current outstanding balance for 2017/2018 of 112,000 MT is for unknown destinations.
 
Barley:  No net sales were reported for the week.  Exports of 500 MT were reported to Japan. 
 
Sorghum:  Net sales reductions of 2,200 MT for 2016/2017 were reported for China.  For 2017/2018, net sales of 145,500 MT were reported for unknown destinations (138,000 MT) and Japan (7,500 MT).  Exports of 102,000 MT were down 39 percent from the previous week, but up 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (99,300 MT) and Mexico (2,800 MT). 
 
Rice:  Net sales of 9,100 MT were reported for 2017/2018, which began August 1.  Increases were reported for Mexico (7,100 MT), Canada (800 MT), Hong Kong (500 MT), and Japan (500 MT).  A total of 254,500 MT in sales were outstanding on July 31 and carried over to 2017/2018.  Accumulated exports in 2016/2017 totaled 3,519,600 MT down 5 percent from the prior year’s total of 3,359,600 MT.  Exports for 2016/2017 totaled 49,000 MT and were primarily to Venezuela (28,900 MT), Mexico (8,100 MT), Guatemala (6,300 MT), and Canada (1,400 MT).   
 
Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account outstanding balance is 200 MT, all Canada, and is carried over to 2017/2018. 
 
Soybeans:  Net sales of 45,000 MT for 2016/2017--a marketing-year low--were down 81 percent from the previous week and 83 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Netherlands (149,000 MT, including 140,400 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 2,600 MT), China (80,200 MT, switched from unknown destinations), Indonesia (78,800 MT, including 50,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,900 MT), Mexico (22,900 MT), and Peru (14,800 MT, switched from unknown destinations).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (283,300 MT), Spain (65,000 MT), and Egypt (2,400 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 639,300 MT were reported for China (184,000 MT), unknown destinations (141,300 MT), Mexico (119,900 MT), and Spain (65,000 MT).  Exports of 612,300 MT were down 14 percent from the previous week, but up 28 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily China (187,000 MT), the Netherland (149,000 MT), Indonesia (75,000 MT), Pakistan (68,600 MT), and Egypt (57,600 MT). 
 
Exports for Own Account:  The current outstanding balance of 14,000 MT is for Canada. 
Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 6,000 MT for 2016/2017 resulted as increases for Venezuela (30,000 MT, switched from unknown destinations), Canada (11,600 MT), Colombia (10,000 MT), and the Philippines (8,100 MT).  Reductions were reported for unknown destinations (64,500 MT), China (30,000 MT), and Nicaragua (300 MT).  For 2017/2018, net sales of 136,500 MT were reported primarily for the Philippines (43,000 MT), Colombia (41,500 MT), Mexico (21,900 MT), and El Salvador (12,000 MT).  Exports of 186,100 MT were down 2 percent from the previous week, but up 27 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily the Philippines (91,500 MT), Mexico (43,900 MT), Canada (15,700 MT), Israel (11,000 MT), and Guatemala (7,100 MT).
 
Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 27,700 MT for 2016/2017 were up noticeably from the previous week and 65 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Canada (21,900 MT), Jamaica (3,500 MT), Mexico (1,100 MT), and the Dominican Republic (1,100 MT).   Exports of 25,300 MT were down 20 percent from the previous week, but up 12 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Canada (22,100 MT), Mexico (3,100 MT), and Lebanon (100 MT).
 
Cotton:  Net sales for 2017/2018, which began August 1, totaled 75,800 RB.  Increases reported for Vietnam (25,100 RB), Thailand (15,800 RB), Mexico (10,000 RB), Pakistan (7,700 RB), and China (7,400 RB), were partially offset by decreases for Japan (2,400 RB).  A total of 745,300 RB in sales were carried over from the 2016/2017 marketing year, which ended July 31.   Exports for the period ending July 31 of 102,200 RB brought accumulated exports to 13,823,100 RB, up 64 percent from the prior year’s total of 8,419,600 RB.  The primary destinations were Vietnam (22,800 RB), Turkey (21,700 RB), Mexico (12,800 RB), South Korea (8,500 RB), and Indonesia (5,800 RB).  Exports for August 1-3 totaled 114,000 RB, with Turkey (30,400 RB), Vietnam (27,700 RB), China (14,700 RB), India (9,700 RB), and Mexico (8,800 RB) being the primary destinations.   Net sales of Pima for 2017/2018 totaled 1,400 RB.   Increases reported for China (2,400 RB), India (1,700 RB), and Mexico (100 RB), were partially offset by decreases for Hong Kong (2,400 RB) and Peru (400 RB).  A total of 42,800 RB in sales were carried over from the 2016/2017 marketing year, which ended July 31.  Exports for the period ending July 31 of 500 RB brought accumulated exports to 590,500 RB, up 15 percent from the prior year’s total of 513,300 RB.   The destinations were Peru (400 RB) and El Salvador (100 RB).  Exports for August 1-3 totaled 5,300 RB, with China (3,100 RB), Switzerland (1,300 RB), and Indonesia (400 RB) being the primary destinations.
 
Optional Origin Sales:  The current optional origin outstanding balance for 2016/2017 of 7,900 RB is for Indonesia.   
 
Exports for Own Account:  New exports for own account totaling 1,400 RB were reported for Indonesia.  The current outstanding balance of 70,700 RB is for Indonesia (47,900 RB), Taiwan (13,100 RB), India (3,800 RB), Bangladesh (2,800 RB), South Korea (2,100 RB), Vietnam (500 RB), and Pakistan (500 RB).
 
Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 525,600 pieces reported for 2017, all whole cattle hides, were up 1 percent from the previous week and 26 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for China (394,700 pieces), Thailand (41,100 pieces), Mexico (39,400 pieces), South Korea (37,700 pieces), and Taiwan (9,600 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Hong Kong (7,500 pieces).  Exports of 438,900 pieces reported for 2017, all whole cattle hides, were down 3 percent from the previous week, but up 18 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Exports were primarily to China (258,500 pieces), South Korea (83,800 pieces), Mexico (31,900 pieces), Thailand (31,200 pieces), and Taiwan (12,400 pieces). 
 
Net sales of 162,700 wet blues for 2017 were down 4 percent from the previous week, but up 32 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (75,200 unsplit), China (31,100 unsplit), Vietnam (19,200 unsplit and 10,200 grain splits), and Brazil (10,400 unsplit).    Exports of 98,700 wet blues for 2017 were down 27 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Italy (42,300 unsplit), China (29,100 unsplit), Thailand (7,500 unsplit), Mexico (6,800 grain splits), and Taiwan (5,500 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 15,200 pounds for 2017 were for China (10,200 pounds) and South Korea (5,000 pounds).  Exports of 129,100 pounds for 2017 were down 16 percent from the previous week and 37 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were China (126,100 pounds) and South Korea (3,000 pounds). 
 
Beef: Net sales of 16,400 MT reported for 2017 were up 44 percent from the previous week and 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (9,500 MT), Hong Kong (1,900 MT), South Korea (1,500 MT), Mexico (1,300 MT), and Canada (1,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for Egypt (400 MT) and Cote D’Ivoire (100 MT).  Exports of 14,700 MT were down 3 percent from the previous week, but up 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (5,400 MT), South Korea (2,900 MT), Mexico (1,700 MT), Hong Kong (1,500 MT), and Canada (1,000 MT). 
 
Pork:  Net sales of 18,900 MT reported for 2017 were up 7 percent from the previous week and 30 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Hong Kong (4,200 MT), Japan (3,000 MT), Mexico (3,000 MT), South Korea (2,300 MT), and Canada (1,500 MT).  Exports of 17,300 MT were down 4 percent from the previous week, but unchanged from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily Mexico (7,500 MT), Japan (3,300 MT), Canada (1,700 MT), South Korea (1,300 MT), and Hong Kong (1,100 MT). 
 
Source : USDA

 
 
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