Weekly Exports Show Corn, Wheat, & Soybeans All Higher

Posted on January 20, 2012

Export Sales Highlights


Exports and net sales of wheat were strong this week. Wheat exports were 82 percent higher than last week at 357,900 metric tons. Net sales of 587,200 metric tons is 61 percent higher than the previous week. On an annual basis both export and net sales are down more than 40 percent.


Although corn exports only increased by 1 percent over the previous week they are higher year-on-year for the second straight week with exports of 753,800 metric tons.  Net sales of 759,900 metrics tons more than doubled the previous weeks total, however they were down 16 percent compared to the same week a year ago. Net sales have lagged tear-on-year for 11 of the last 13 weeks.


Soybean net sales of 991,100 metric tons more than doubled last weeks total.  Sales increases were primarily from China, Indonesia, Mexico, Egypt, and the Netherlands. Exports were more than a third higher at 1,078,600 metric tons and were to China, Indonesia, Mexico, Japan and Taiwan.