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.
April 25 2019 Commercial Sales
U.S. export sales to date total
9 percent above last year's pace
Net sales of
were reported this week
USDA expects 2018/19 U.S. wheat exports to reach
up 5% from 2017/18, 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 2018/19 marketing year, through April 18, 2019, were 25.3 million metric tons (MMT), 9 percent above last year’s year-to-date total of 23.3 MMT.
Net sales of 425,000 metric tons (MT) were reported for delivery in 2018/2019, up 34 percent from last week’s 318,000 MT but down 4 percent from the estimated previous 4-week average. Sales for 2018/19 delivery were in line with trade expectations of 200,000 to 450,000 MT. Increases were reported for Mexico (145,793 HRW, 958 HRS, 14,000 SRW), Nigeria (70,536 HRW, 10,000 SRW, 360 durum), Mozambique (52,828 HRW), Tanzania (45,000 HRW), and the Philippines (10,982 HRS, 26,868 white).
In addition to net and total commercial sales for 2018/19 delivery, USDA also reported net sales of 226,000 MT for delivery in 2019/20, in line with trade expectations of 100,000 to 300,000 MT.
USDA forecasts 2018/19 U.S. wheat exports (including donations) to reach 25.7 MMT. Commitments to date (of wheat and wheat products) are 98% of total projected exports.