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.
February 21 2020 Commercial Sales
U.S. export sales to date total
up 4% from last year
Net sales of
346,000 metric tons
were reported this week
USDA expects 2019/20 U.S. wheat exports to total
up 7% from 2018/19, 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 2019/20 marketing year, through February 13, 2020, were 22.3 million metric tons (MMT), up 4 percent from last year.
Net sales of 346,000 metric tons (MT) were reported for delivery in 2019/2020, down 46 percent from last week’s 643,000 MT and below trade expectations of 400,000 MT to 650,000 MT. Increases were reported for Indonesia (51,237 HRW, 22,199 white), Mexico (60,741 HRW, 11,000 HRS, 628 SRW), Colombia (38,200 HRW, 11,150 SRW), Thailand (1,212 HRW, 35,139 HRS, 10,900 white) and Japan (28,011 HRS, 15,000 white).
USDA forecasts 2019/20 U.S. wheat exports (including donations) to total 27.2 MMT. Commitments to date (of wheat and wheat products) are 82% of total projected exports.