Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for China and Egypt

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2012 — Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity:

  • Export sales of 410,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to China. Of the total 60,000 tons is for delivery during the 2011/2012 marketing year and 350,000 tons is for delivery during the 2012/2013 marketing year, and
  • Export sales of 120,000 metric tons of soybeans to Egypt during the 2011/2012 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 metric tons or more of one commodity, made in one day or quantities totaling 200,000 tons or more in any reporting period, to one destination, 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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