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USDA Export sales Report

Wheat:   Net sales of 42,500 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2014/2015 were down 43 percent from the previous week and down noticeably from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Guatemala (28,800 MT, including 25,700 MT switched from unknown destinations), the Philippines (27,300 MT), El Salvador (7,200 MT, including 5,700 MT switched from unknown destinations), China (5,400 MT), Jamaica (3,900 MT, including 6,700 MT switched from Barbados and decreases of 2,800 MT), and Thailand (3,500 MT).   Decreases were reported for unknown destinations (34,600 MT), Barbados (6,700 MT), and Nigeria (1,900 MT).  Net sales of 253,600 MT for 2015/2016 were primarily for Taiwan (102,000 MT), Mexico (59,200 MT), Japan (54,800 MT), and Panama (25,000 MT).  Exports of 494,100 MT were up 34 percent from the previous week and 27 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Thailand (89,200 MT), the Philippines (87,300 MT), China (62,700 MT), Mexico (51,000 MT), Japan (46,800 MT), Guatemala (35,500 MT), and Nigeria (30,600 MT, late reporting).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2015/2016, outstanding optional origin sales total 23,000 MT, all Italy.

Exports for Own Account:  Exports for own account to Italy totaling 4,100 MT, were applied to new or outstanding sales.  The current exports for own account balance is 54,700 MT, all Italy.

Corn:  Net sales of 654,600 MT for delivery in 2014/2015 were down 19 percent from the previous week and 8 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Japan (211,100 MT), Saudi Arabia (158,700 MT), Mexico (90,600 MT), Colombia (50,900 MT, including 35,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), China (46,000 MT), and Egypt (45,000 MT).  Decreases were reported for unknown destinations (42,800 MT) and the Dominican Republic (7,300 MT).  Net sales reductions of 6,700 MT for 2015/2016 resulted as increases for unknown destinations (50,800 MT) and Costa Rica (500 MT), were more than offset by decreases for China (58,000 MT).  Exports of 1,070,800 MT were down 1 percent from the previous week and 7 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (393,100 MT), Mexico (231,400 MT), Colombia (130,900 MT), South Korea (115,200 MT), Honduras (45,700 MT, including 13,500 MT late reporting), and the Dominican Republic (34,000 MT).

Barley: There were no sales reported during the week.  Net sales of 1,000 MT for 2015/2016 were reported for Taiwan.  Exports of 100 MT were reported to South Korea.

Sorghum: Net sales of 74,500 MT for 2014/2015 resulted as increases for China (161,500 MT, including 109,100 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 900 MT), were partially offset by decreases for unknown destinations (87,000 MT).  Net sales of 108,000 MT for 2015/2016 were reported for China.  Exports of 111,400 MT were down 24 percent from the previous week and 36 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The destination was China.

Rice:  Net sales of 69,700 MT for 2014/2015 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 35 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (17,800 MT), Colombia (15,300 MT), Haiti (14,400 MT), Honduras (12,900 MT, including 11,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), and New Guinea (7,500 MT, including 7,000 MT late reporting).  Decreases were reported for unknown destinations (11,500 MT) and Guatemala (4,200 MT).  Exports of 61,700 MT were down 29 percent from the previous week and 12 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Haiti (14,400 MT), Honduras (12,700 MT), Japan (12,000 MT), New Guinea (7,500 MT, including 7,000 MT late reporting), and El Salvador (4,700 MT).

Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account balance is 300 MT, all Canada.

Soybeans:  Net sales of 322,400 MT for 2014/2015 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 28 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (198,000 MT, including 66,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), the Netherlands (85,700 MT, including 78,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Germany (66,600 MT, previously reported as the Netherlands), Japan (58,900 MT, including 28,300 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 1,900 MT), Taiwan (51,900 MT, including 40,000 MT switched from unknown destinations), Mexico (42,400 MT), and Indonesia (16,900 MT including 500 MT switched from Vietnam and decreases of 7,200 MT).  Decreases were reported for unknown destinations (212,300 MT) and Thailand (2,000 MT).  Net sales of 55,100 MT for 2015/2016 were reported for Japan (55,000 MT) and unknown destinations (100 MT).  Exports of 349,700 MT were up 71 percent from the previous week and 55 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (91,700 MT), the Netherlands (85,700 MT), Germany (66,600 MT), Taiwan (41,100 MT), Japan (33,900 MT), and Indonesia (19,500 MT).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2014/2015, outstanding optional origin sales total 475,000 MT, all China.  For 2015/2016, new optional origin sales totaling 55,000 MT were reported for China.  Outstanding optional origin sales total 385,000 MT, all China.

Exports for Own Account:  The current exports for own account balance is 1,900 MT, all Canada.

Export Adjustments:  Accumulated exports to the Netherlands were adjusted down 66,554 MT for week ending May 14th.  The correct destination is Germany and is included in this week’s report.

Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 123,700 MT for 2014/2015 were up 20 percent from the previous week and 18 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Colombia (40,300 MT), Mexico (32,600 MT), Venezuela (25,000 MT, switched from unknown destinations), Canada (14,300 MT), Honduras (10,100 MT, including 8,300 MT switched from unknown destinations), and Peru (8,700 MT).  Decreases were reported for unknown destinations (31,400 MT), Belgium (800 MT), Costa Rica (300 MT), and Indonesia (100 MT).  Net sales of 120,300 MT for 2015/2016 were primarily for Thailand (109,400 MT) and the Dominican Republic (9,000 MT).  Exports of 213,100 MT were up 99 percent from the previous week and 1 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Thailand (47,800 MT), Colombia (41,700 MT), Mexico (28,400 MT), Venezuela (25,000 MT), Honduras (22,000 MT), and Canada (15,800 MT). 

Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 9,200 MT for 2014/2015 were down 8 percent from the previous week and 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for the Dominican Republic (7,200 MT), Mexico (1,500 MT), Canada (200 MT), and Australia (100 MT).  Exports of 7,600 MT were up 97 percent from the previous week, but down 8 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (7,200 MT) and Canada (300 MT).

Cotton:  Net Upland sales of 117,500 RB for 2014/2015 were up 98 percent from the previous week and 86 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Vietnam (40,700 RB, including 400 RB switched from Japan), Turkey (29,600 RB), Hong Kong (9,200 RB), Taiwan (7,200 RB), Pakistan (6,600 RB), and South Korea (6,400 RB, including 1,400 RB switched from Vietnam).  Decreases were reported for China (1,800 RB), Malaysia (400 RB), Japan (200 RB), and Mexico (100 RB).  Net sales of 57,300 RB for 2015/2016 were reported primarily for Vietnam (12,300 RB), Turkey (11,100 RB), and Guatemala (10,800 RB).  Exports of 339,200 RB were down 1 percent from the previous week, but up 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (88,400 RB), Vietnam (51,400 RB), Turkey (30,800 RB), Indonesia (28,300 RB), and South Korea (27,800 RB).  Net American Pima sales of 21,100 RB for 2014/2015 were up 64 percent from the previous week and 57 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for China (11,000 RB), India (3,900 RB), Indonesia (3,100 RB), and Turkey (1,200 RB).  Net sales of 1,300 RB for 2015/2016 were for China.  Exports of 16,100 RB were down 14 percent from the previous week, but up 33 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (5,400 RB), India (3,700 RB), Bangladesh (2,000 RB), and Thailand (1,400 RB).

Optional Origin Sales:  For 2014/2015, outstanding optional origin sales total 16,200 RB, and are for Thailand (11,300 RB), South Korea (4,600 RB), and Vietnam (300 RB). 

Exports for Own Account: New exports for own account totaling 1,300 MT were reported for China.  The current exports for own account balance is 54,800 RB, and is for China (51,300 RB) and Turkey (3,500 RB).

Hides and Skins:  Net sales of 389,600 pieces, all whole cattle hides, were reported for delivery in 2015, down 24 percent from the previous week and 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were China (264,800 pieces), South Korea (80,400 pieces), Mexico (26,700 pieces), Taiwan (10,100 pieces, including 1,300 pieces switched from China and decreases of 700 pieces), and Thailand (3,700 pieces).  Exports of 292,800 pieces were down 31 percent from the previous week and 33 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Whole cattle hide exports of 290,000 pieces were primarily to China (169,500 pieces), South Korea (72,600 pieces), Mexico (24,800 pieces), and Taiwan (12,300 pieces).

Net sales of 89,400 wet blues for 2015 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 36 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Italy (47,400 unsplit), China (15,200 grain splits and 13,700 unsplit), Thailand (6,400 unsplit), and South Korea (5,100 grain splits and 1,100 unsplit).  Decreases were reported for India (2,000 unsplit), Taiwan (1,000 unsplit), and Italy (300 grain splits).  Net sales of 22,000 wet blues for 2016 were reported for China (20,800 unsplit), India (2,000 unsplit), and Taiwan (800 unsplit).  Decreases were reported for the Dominican Republic (1,600 unsplit).  Exports of 155,100 wet blues were primarily to Italy (46,700 unsplit and 8,300 grain splits), China (40,600 unsplit and 5,600 grain splits), Mexico (11,500 grain splits and 4,300 unsplit), and South Korea (9,400 grain splits and 5,000 unsplit).  Net sales of splits totaling 886,100 pounds for 2015 were reported for South Korea (845,800 pounds) and Taiwan (58,800 pounds).  Decreases were reported for Mexico (8,500 pounds), Italy (8,500 pounds), and China (1,400 pounds).  Exports of 1,184,400 pounds were reported to South Korea (1,115,000 pounds) and Mexico (69,400 pounds).

Beef:  Net sales of 20,800 MT for 2015--a marketing--year high were up 11 percent from the previous week and 53 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for South Korea (7,200 MT), Hong Kong (4,900 MT), Mexico (2,700 MT), Japan (2,600 MT), and Canada (2,300 MT).  Exports of 11,400 MT were down 3 percent from the previous week and 2 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (3,600 MT), South Korea (2,000 MT), Mexico (1,600 MT), Hong Kong (1,500 MT), and Canada (1,100 MT).

Pork:  Net sales of 15,800 MT for 2015 were up 42 percent from the previous week, but down 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Increases were reported for Mexico (11,000 MT), Japan (2,300 MT), Canada (1,200 MT), South Korea (600 MT), and Hong Kong (500 MT).  Decreases were reported for Colombia (100 MT).  Exports of 18,400 MT were up 1 percent from the previous week, but down 9 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Mexico (5,800 MT), Japan (3,400 MT), South Korea (2,200 MT), Canada (1,900 MT), and China (1,500 MT).

Source: USDA


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