USDA Weekly Export Sales

For the period September 25-October 1, 2009 the USDA report the following weekly export sales:


Net sales of 767,300 MT were up 43 percent from the previous week and 52 percent from the prior 4-week average. Increases were reported for Nigeria (159,100 MT), Taiwan (87,500 MT), Japan (86,800 MT), Morocco (52,000 MT), Thailand (50,100 MT), the Philippines (48,000 MT), Yemen (40,000 MT), Chile (37,400 MT), and Canada (37,300 MT).


Net sales of 521,900 MT were down 57 percent from the previous week. The main homes were Japan (245,300 MT), South Korea (125,900 MT), Mexico (114,600 MT) and Taiwan (69,900 MT).


Net sales of 451,000 MT were down 67 percent from the previous week. The main homes were China (219,600 MT), Japan (88,100 MT) and Thailand (67,000 MT).

When was the last time wheat had the largest weekly export sales of the three? Pre-report estimates were wheat 400,000 to 600,000 MT; corn 650,000 to 1 million MT; beans 675,000 to 925,000 MT.

Actual shipments for wheat were 675,500 MT, for corn 1,144,200 MT and for beans 340,800 MT.