Export Sales Reporting Program
The Export Sales Reporting Program monitors U.S. agricultural export sales on a daily and weekly basis.
The program requires U.S. exporters to report sales of certain commodities to FAS each week.Commodities currently covered by the program are wheat, wheat products, barley, corn, grain sorghum, oats, rye, rice, soybeans, soybean cake and meal, soybean oil, cotton, cottonseed, cottonseed cake and meal, cottonseed oil, sunflowerseed oil, flaxseed, linseed oil, cattle hides and skins, beef and pork. FAS publishes a weekly summary of export sales activity every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, unless a change is announced.
In addition to the weekly reporting requirement, additional daily sales reporting is required for wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans, soybean cake and meal, and soybean oil. Daily reporting is required when a single exporter sells of 100,000 or more metric tons (or 20,000 metric tons in the case of soybean oil) to a single destination on a single day. FAS issues a summary of daily sales at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on the following business day. Daily sales are also included in the weekly report. (See the latest daily sales reports below, under News.)