According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly Export Sales Report, total known outstanding sales and accumulated exports of all classes of wheat for the 2013/14 marketing year, through September 26, 2013 were 18.5 million metric tons (MMT), 42 percent greater than last year's year-to-date total of 13.1 MMT.
Net sales of 837,800 MT for delivery in the 2013/2014 marketing year were up 35 percent from the previous week and 32 percent from the prior 4-week average, and above trade expectations of 500,000 to 750,000 MT. Increases were primarily for unknown destinations (62,700 HRW, 28,800 HRS, 33,100 white), Guatemala (46,111 HRW, 30,050 HRS, 2,400 SRW, 29,255 white, 4,800 durum), Taiwan (25,800 HRW, 55,600 HRS, 10,950 white), Chile (47,300 HRS, 29,480 white), Dominican Republic (26,000 HRW, 20,600 HRS, 27,900 SRW), and the Philippines (57,972 HRS, 15,781 white).
USDA forecasts 2013/14 U.S. wheat exports (including donations) to reach 29.9 MMT. Commitments to date (of wheat and wheat products) are 62 percent of total projected exports, up from the five-year average of 54 percent of exports committed by this date.