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 19 2021 Commercial Sales
U.S. export sales to date for delivery in 2020/21 total
up 5% from last year
Net sales of
399,000 metric tons
were reported this week
USDA expects 2020/21 U.S. wheat exports to total
up 2% 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 February 19, 2021, were 23.4 million metric tons (MMT), 5% ahead of last year’s pace.
Net sales of 399,000 metric tons (MT) for delivery in 2020/21 were down 33% from last week’s 591,000 but within trade expectations of 250,000 MT to 650,000 MT. Primary increases were reported for Nigeria (72,000 HRW, 20,000 HRS, 24,000 SRW, 22,000 white), China (32,500 HRS, 99,173 white), South Korea (17,120 HRW, 29,620 HRS, 38,765 white), Japan (13,803 HRW, 26,588 HRS, 13,610 white, 7,252 durum) and Algeria (40,000 durum).
USDA forecasts 2020/21 U.S. wheat exports (including donations) will total 26.8 MMT. Commitments to date (of wheat and wheat products) are 86% of total projected exports.