Corrected: Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Unknown Destinations

***Corrected Announcement***

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2017–FAS Program Announcement FAS-ESR-020-17, issued at 9:00 a.m. on Feb. 21, which announced export sales of 104,704 metric tons of corn for delivery to Japan during marketing year 2016/2017 and 164,592 metric tons for marketing year 2017/2018 was reported in error. The correct announcement is as follows:

  • Export sales of 111,200 metric tons of corn for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2016/2017 marketing year, and
  • Export sales of 138,650 metric tons of wheat for delivery to unknown destinations. Of the total 44,100 metric tons of hard red winter, 22,450 metric tons of hard red spring wheat, 23,700 metric tons of white wheat, and 2,400 metric tons of durum wheat is for delivery during the 2016/2017 marketing year, and 22,200 metric tons of hard red winter wheat, 11,200 metric tons of hard red spring wheat, and 12,600 metric tons of white wheat is for delivery during the 2017/2018 marketing year.

The marketing year for corn began Sept. 1.and wheat began June 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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