Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Unknown Destinations

***Corrected Announcement***

.  WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2019-FAS Program Announcement FAS-ESR-069-19, issued at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 18, which announced export sales of 132,000 metric tons of corn for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2019/2020 marketing year was issued in error and FAS Program Announcement FAS-ESR-070-19, issued at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 19, which announced export sales of 191,000 metric tons of corn for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2019/2020 marketing year was issued in error.  In both cases, the reported commodity should have been soybeans rather than corn. The correct announcement is as follows:

  •  Export sales of 132,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2019/2020 marketing year; and
  • Export sales of 191,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2019/2020 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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