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Wheat:  Net sales of 109,000 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2017/2018 were down 69 percent from the previous week and 63 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were for Thailand (50,500 MT), Chile (49,500 MT, including 47,500 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 200 MT), Jamaica (24,800 MT, including 3,600 MT switched from the United Kingdom), Mexico (24,000 MT, including 30,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 12,000 MT), and Singapore (20,000 MT).  Reductions were primarily reported for unknown destinations (53,300 MT), China (35,000 MT), and the United Kingdom (9,700 MT).  For 2018/2019, net sales of 200,200 MT were primarily reported for unknown destinations (62,800 MT), Indonesia (50,000 MT), and Nigeria (48,000 MT).  Exports of 428,100 MT were up 30 percent from the previous week and 14 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were to Iraq (105,000 MT), Mexico (104,100 MT), Japan (59,600 MT), Chile (49,500 MT), and Guatemala (33,500 MT). 
 
Corn:  Net sales of 898,300 MT for 2017/2018 were down 34 percent from the previous week and 50 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for South Korea (195,400 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 9,000 MT), Mexico (193,100 MT, including decreases of 15,100 MT), Taiwan (176,000 MT), Japan (135,500 MT, including 57,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases 12,900 MT), and Saudi Arabia (77,400 MT, including 65,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 2,600 MT).  Reductions were primarily reported for unknown destinations (187,800 MT).  For 2018/2019, net sales of 11,000 MT were reported for Mexico.  Exports of 1,265,700 MT were down 8 percent from the previous week and 3 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were primarily to South Korea (331,400 MT), Japan (260,500 MT), Mexico (165,200 MT), Spain (138,500 MT), and Taiwan (87,700 MT). 
 
Optional Origin Sales:  For 2017/2018, new optional origin sales of 70,000 MT were reported for South Korea.  Options were exercised to export 68,000 MT to South Korea (68,000 MT) from the United States.  The current optional origin outstanding balance of 783,000 MT is for South Korea (484,000 MT), unknown destinations (179,000 MT), and Vietnam (120,000 MT).
 
Barley:  No net sales were reported for the week. Exports of 600 MT were reported to Japan (500 MT) and Taiwan (100 MT).
 
Sorghum:  Net sales of 5,000 MT for 2017/2018 resulted as increases for China (71,000 MT, including 66,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), were partially offset by reductions for unknown destinations (66,000 MT).  Exports of 173,100 MT were down 18 percent from the previous week and 28 percent from the prior 4-week average. The destination was China.
 
Rice:  Net sales of 66,100 MT for 2017/2018 resulted as increases for Haiti (32,000 MT), Japan (26,000 MT), Mexico (5,600 MT), and Liberia (5,300 MT), were partially offset by reductions for Colombia (15,900 MT).  Exports of 76,300 MT were up noticeably from the previous week and up 17 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Iraq (31,500 MT), Haiti (15,200 MT), Japan (13,300 MT), and Colombia (5,600 MT).
 
Soybeans:  Net sales of 1,133,000 MT for 2017/2018 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for unknown destinations (610,400 MT), China (137,400 MT, including 63,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 66,000 MT), Bangladesh (108,300 MT, including 55,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,700 MT), the Netherlands (76,300 MT, including 66,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Taiwan (59,100 MT, including decreases of 200 MT).  Reductions were reported for Mexico (14,500 MT).  For 2018/2019, net sales of 358,200 MT were primarily reported for China (255,000 MT) and unknown destinations (91,000 MT).  Exports of 579,800 MT were down 26 percent from the previous week and 28 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (205,400 MT), Mexico (86,100 MT), the Netherlands (76,300 MT), Egypt (55,000 MT), and Bangladesh (53,800 MT).   
 
Export for Own Account:  The current outstanding balance of 12,200 MT is for Canada. 
 
Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 414,300 MT for 2017/2018 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Spain (140,000 MT), the Philippines (91,000 MT, including decreases of 100 MT), unknown destinations (71,700 MT), and Poland (50,000 MT).  Reductions were reported for Thailand (2,700 MT), Taiwan (700 MT), and Jamaica (100 MT).  Exports of 190,800 MT were down 33 percent from the previous week and 25 percent from the prior 4-week average. The primary destinations were Thailand (73,700 MT), Italy (31,700 MT), Mexico (26,800 MT), Vietnam (14,200 MT), and Canada (14,000 MT).   
 
Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 43,500 MT were up 26 percent from the previous week and 27 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Peru (12,000 MT), South Korea (10,000 MT), unknown destinations (6,000 MT), and Venezuela (6,000 MT).  Exports of 18,800 MT were down 38 percent from the previous week and 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Guatemala (5,100 MT), Colombia (5,100 MT), and Jamaica (3,500 MT).   
 
 Cotton:  Net sales of 367,600 running bales for 2017/2018 were up 21 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Vietnam (145,100 RB, including decreases of 1,100 RB), Pakistan (122,000 RB), Indonesia (29,900 RB, including 1,000 RB switched from Japan and decreases of 400 RB), Turkey (21,600 RB, including decreases of 100 RB), and Brazil (15,800 RB).  Reductions were primarily reported for Mexico (7,500 RB) and Japan (4,200 RB).  For 2018/2019, net sales of 43,800 RB for China (27,700 RB) and Thailand (14,100 RB), were partially offset by reductions for Bangladesh (6,600 RB) and Mexico (2,200 RB).  Exports of 452,400 RB were up 3 percent from the previous week, but unchanged from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (80,200 RB), Pakistan (67,400 RB), Indonesia (61,800 RB), Turkey (58,400 RB), and Vietnam (57,800 RB).  Net sales of Pima totaling 10,800 RB for 2017/2018 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 69 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Increases were primarily reported for China (8,500 RB), India (1,300 RB), and unknown destinations (900 RB).  Reductions were reported for Japan (100 RB).  For 2018/2019, net sales of 400 RB were reported for Egypt.  Exports of 28,600 RB--a marketing-year high--were up 93 percent from the previous week and 31 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (9,800 RB), India (7,700 RB), Austria (2,400 RB), and Peru (2,000 RB). 
 
Optional Origin Sales:  For 2017/2018, the current optional origin outstanding balance is 16,500 RB, all Indonesia. 
 
Exports for Own Account:  Exports to Vietnam (3,200 RB) were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current outstanding balance of 17,100 RB is for Vietnam (7,100 RB), Indonesia (5,700 RB), China (3,800 RB), and Bangladesh (500 RB).
 
Hides and Skins: Net sales of 469,500 pieces reported for 2018 were down 16 percent from the previous week, but up 25 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide sales totaling 456,800 pieces were primarily for China (283,300 pieces, including decreases of 12,100 pieces), South Korea (80,600 pieces, including decreases of 6,000 pieces), Mexico (31,800 pieces, including decreases of 900 pieces), Taiwan (23,500 pieces, including decreases of 1,500 pieces), and Thailand (23,100 pieces, including decreases of 5,900 pieces).  Reductions were reported for Hong Kong (4,200 pieces) and Indonesia (200 pieces).  Exports of 482,400 pieces reported for 2018 were up 1 percent from the previous week and 28 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 476,000 pieces were primarily to China (291,400 pieces), South Korea (91,500 pieces), Thailand (48,100 pieces), Mexico (19,800 pieces), and Taiwan (13,800 pieces).
 
 Net sales of 160,000 wet blues for 2018 were down 23 percent from the previous week, but up 45 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (70,400 unsplit and 4,100 grain splits), Italy (45,000 grain splits and 27,000 unsplit), Thailand (8,100 unsplit and 200 grain splits), and Mexico (3,700 grain splits).  Reductions were reported for Taiwan (100 unsplit).  Exports of 92,300 wet blues for 2018 were down 41 percent from the previous week and 24 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (21,500 unsplit and 5,800 grain splits), Italy (21,600 unsplit and 1,800 grain splits), Thailand (12,200 grain splits and 3,700 unsplit), and Mexico (10,000 grain splits and 2,400 unsplit).  Net sales splits totaling of 1,284,400 pounds for 2018 were primarily for Vietnam.  Exports of 278,200 pounds were up 7 percent from the previous week, but down 12 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destinations were Vietnam (168,200 pounds), China (93,000 pounds), and South Korea (17,000 pounds).
 
Beef: Net sales of 15,800 MT for 2018 were down 33 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were primarily for Japan (4,500 MT, including decreases of 1,800 MT), South Korea (4,400 MT, including decreases of 400 MT), Hong Kong (2,300 MT, including decreases of 200 MT), Mexico (1,500 MT, including decreases of 300 MT), and Canada (1,200 MT, including decreases of 200 MT).  Exports of 15,500 MT were unchanged from the previous week, but down 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (5,900 MT), South Korea (3,500 MT), Mexico (1,400 MT), Hong Kong (1,300 MT), and Taiwan (1,200 MT).
 
 Pork: Net sales of 20,800 MT for 2018 were up 6 percent from the previous week, but down 8 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (9,600 MT), South Korea (3,300 MT), Australia (2,400 MT), Canada (1,900 MT), and Japan (1,500 MT).  Exports of 20,100 MT were down 17 percent from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (5,800 MT), Japan (3,700 MT), South Korea (3,600 MT), China (1,500 MT), and Canada (1,500 MT).
 
Source : USDA