Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for China and Unknown Destinations

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WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity:

  • Export sales of 118,000 metric tons of soybeans to China during the 2014/2015 marketing year; and
  • Export sales of 126,000 metric tons of soybeans to unknown destinations.  Of this amount 60,000 metric tons was reported during the 2013/2014 marketing year and 66,000 metric tons was reported during the 2014/2015 marketing year.

The marketing year for soybeans began Sept. 1.

USDA issues both daily and weekly export sales reports to the public.  Exporters are required to report to USDA any export sales activity of 100,000 tons or more of one commodity, made in one day or quantities totaling 200,000 tons or more in any reporting period, except 20,000 tons for soybean oil, made in one day to one destination or quantities totaling 40,000 tons or more in any reporting period, by 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on the next business day following the sale.  Export sales of less than these quantities must be reported to USDA on a weekly basis.

For further information, contact the Export Sales Reporting Staff at (202) 720-9209.

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