WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 -- Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 30,000 metric tons of soybean oil for delivery to Germany during the 2012/2013 marketing year.
The marketing year for soybean oil began Oct.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, except 20,000 tons for soybean oil, made in one day to one destination, by 3 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.