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June 4, 2009

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 2008/09 marketing year, through May 28, 2009, were 26.631 million metric tons (MMT), 22 percent lower than last year's year-to-date total of 33.999 MMT.

Sales for the period of May 22 to 28 were 88,400 metric tons, down 15 percent from the previous week and 27 percent from the prior 4-week average. Increases reported for Indonesia (38,500 white), Israel (24,874 HRW), Japan (12,360 HRW, 2 HRS, 8,180 white), Unknown (-8,749 HRW, 63,804 SRW, -35,000 white) and El Salvador (6,800 HRW, 5,900 HRS, 3,801 white) were partially reduced by decreases for Guatemala (-11,300 HRW, -8,400 HRS, -3,350 SRW, -3,800 white) and Mexico (-24,781 HRW, -458 HRS, -807 SRW). Net sales of 177,000 MT for delivery in 2009/10 were primarily for Peru (40,000 HRW), Mexico (33,241 HRW, 900 SRW), Taiwan (16,100 HRW, 14,250 HRS, 3,200 white), Italy (20,000 durum) and Panama (3,100 HRW, 11,850 HRS, 4,350 SRW).

USDA forecasts 2008/09 U.S. wheat exports (including donations) to reach 27.490 MMT. Commitments to date (of wheat and wheat products) are 97 percent of total projected exports, down from the 5-year average of 104 percent of exports committed by this date.

(See attached file: CS 090528.pdf) (See attached file: CS 090528.xlsx)
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