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.
January 17 2020 Commercial Sales
U.S. export sales to date total
up from last week
Net sales of
651,000 metric tons
were reported this week
USDA expects 2019/20 U.S. wheat exports to total
up 4% from 2018/19, if realized
During last year’s federal government shutdown (Dec. 22, 2018 to Jan. 25, 2019) USDA FAS did not release weekly commercial sales data. All year-over-year commercial sales comparisons between 2018/19 and 2019/20 will resume on Feb. 13, 2020. All 2018/19 data in the USW Commercial Sales Report is accurate as of Jan. 2, 2020.
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 January 9, 2020, were 19.6 million metric tons (MMT).
Net sales of 651,000 metric tons (MT) were reported for delivery in 2019/2020, significantly higher than last week’s 80,600 MT and above trade expectations of 200,000 to 500,000 MT. Increases were reported for unknown destinations (42,000 HRW, 101,700 HRS, -20,200 SRW, 7,000 white), the Philippines (68,000 HRS, 59,937 white), Indonesia (30,034 HRW, 40,000 HRS, 778 white), Mexico (22,820 HRW, 40,572 SRW), and Thailand (14,500 HRW, 23,900 HRS, 22,000 white).
USDA forecasts 2019/20 U.S. wheat exports (including donations) to total 26.5 MMT. Commitments to date (of wheat and wheat products) are 71% of total projected exports.