U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) publishes a new Commercial Sales report every Thursday documenting wheat export sales-to-date by country and class for the current marketing year compared to the previous marketing year on the same date. The report also includes a 10-year commercial sales history by class and country. Data is sourced from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Weekly Export Sales Report.
October 22 2020 Commercial Sales
U.S. export sales to date for delivery in 2020/21 total
up 9 percent from last year
Net sales of
367,000 metric tons
were reported this week
USDA expects 2020/21 U.S. wheat exports to total
up slightly from 2019/20, if realized
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) weekly Export Sales Report, total known outstanding sales and accumulated exports of all classes of wheat for the 2020/21 marketing year, through October 15, 2020, were 15.4 million metric tons (MMT), 9 percent ahead of last year’s pace.
Net sales of metric tons (MT) were reported for delivery in 2020/21, 31 percent below last week’s 528,000 and on the low end of trade expectations of 200,000 MT to 800,000 MT. Primary increases were reported for Mexico (61,956 HRW, 10,886 HRS, 73,998 SRW, 45,912 white), Nigeria (60,618 HRW), the Philippines (38,000 HRS, 22,000 white), Guatemala (22,245 HRW, 9,102 HRS, 4,356 white, 3,000 durum) and Japan (34,850 HRW, -298 HRS).
USDA forecasts 2020/21 U.S. wheat exports (including donations) will total 26.5 MMT. Commitments to date (of wheat and wheat products) are 58% of total projected exports.