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U.S. Exports Relatively Steady; Slow Week for Net Sales

Beef-Sales

U.S. beef exports for the week of Oct. 9-15 totaled 12,300 metric tons (mt), up 5 percent from the previous week and 6 percent above the previous four-week average. Larger volumes to Hong Kong (3,000 mt, +22 percent and the largest since February), Mexico (2,000 mt, +12 percent) and Canada (1,100 mt, +30 percent) outweighed smaller shipments to Japan (2,700 mt, -2 percent), South Korea (2,100 mt, -8 percent) and Taiwan (700 mt, -1 percent).

Beef net sales were 9,300 mt, down 33 percent from the previous week and 22 percent below the previous four-week average. Sales increased to Japan (3,600 mt, +101 percent and the largest since July) and record-large sales were reported for Senegal (1,100 mt). Sales decreased to all other main destinations, including Mexico (1,800 mt, -11 percent), Korea (1,700 mt, -42 percent), Hong Kong (500 mt, -83 percent), Taiwan (390 mt, -26 percent) and Canada (330 mt, -65 percent). Net sales for 2016 delivery totaled 500 mt, and were primarily for Hong Kong (300 mt).

Pork-Sales-410

U.S. pork exports totaled 17,600 mt, down 2 percent from the previous week and steady with the previous four-week average. Exports increased for Korea (2,500 mt, +58 percent and the largest since June), the Philippines (900 mt, +15 percent), China (500 mt, +9 percent), the Dominican Republic (400 mt, +78 percent) and Taiwan (400 mt, +19 percent), but were offset by lower volumes to Mexico (5,600 mt, -7 percent), Japan (3,700 mt, -8 percent), Canada (1,400 mt, -17 percent), Colombia (380 mt, -20 percent) and Chile (370 mt, -11 percent).

Pork net sales were 8,600 mt, down 64 percent from the previous week and 60 percent below the previous four-week average. Sales increased to Colombia (800 mt, +192 percent) and the Philippines (260 mt, +2 percent) but slowed to all other major destinations including Japan (2,800 mt, -13 percent), Korea (1,600 mt, -13 percent), Mexico (1,200 mt, -85 percent), China (600 mt, -77 percent), Taiwan (100 mt, -66 percent), Chile (90 mt, -74 percent), the Dominican Republic (90 mt, -66 percent) and Canada (11 mt, -100 percent). Net sales for 2016 delivery were reported for Korea (1,200 mt).

NOTES:

  • Source: USDA/FAS (includes exports and sales of whole muscle cuts).
  • Percent change is compared to the previous four-week average, unless otherwise noted.
  • Export is defined as an actual shipment from the U.S. to a foreign country.
  • Export sale is defined as a transaction entered into between a reporting exporter and a foreign buyer. Sales can be cancelled or adjusted in following weeks, thus “net” sales are reported as the difference between new sales and any cancellations or adjustments.