Export Sales Reporting Program

Timely reporting and publishing of agricultural export sales data is key to effectively functioning markets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is required by law to publicly release summary sales data obtained from U.S. exporters of many agricultural commodities.

Weekly Reporting

Each week, U.S. exporters are required to report to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) any transaction entered into with a buyer outside the United States for sale of the following commodities, regardless of quantity:

Barley Cottonseed Oil Soybeans
Beef Flaxseed Soybean Cake and Meal
Cattle Hides and Skins Grain Sorghum Soybean Oil
Cattle Wet Blues Linseed Oil Sunflower Seed Oil
Corn Oats Wheat (by class)
Cotton (by type) Pork Wheat Products
Cottonseed Rice (by class)  
Cottonseed Cake and Meal Rye  

Weekly reporting is also required for all food aid donations, regardless of the commodity or volume.

The weekly reporting period runs Friday through Thursday and exporters must report no later than 11:59 p.m. ET the following Monday. FAS publishes a weekly summary of export sales activity every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. ET, unless a change is announced. If the preceding Friday or Monday is a national holiday, the reporting deadline moves to Tuesday and the weekly summary is published Friday.

FAS compares and reconciles reported data with sources including USDA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service, U.S. Census Bureau, and trade reports.

Daily Reporting

In addition to the weekly reporting requirement, daily reporting is required when a single exporter enters into a transaction to sell 100,000 metric tons or more of the following commodities (*with the exception of 20,000 metric tons of soybean oil) to a single destination on a single day. Exporters must report by 3 p.m. ET on the business day following the transaction, and then FAS publishes the information on the subsequent business day at 9 a.m. ET. Daily sales activity is also captured in the weekly report.

Barley Oats Soybean Oil*
Corn Soybeans Wheat
Grain Sorghum Soybean Cake and Meal  

(See the latest daily sales reports below, under News and Features.)

Access the Export Sales Query System

Search for sales by country, commodity and date.

Data and Analysis

Export Sales Report

Weekly Export Sales

Weekly summary of U.S. export sales activity for key commodities.

News and Features

September 16, 2021
Export Sales Announcement

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for China

Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 132,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2021/2022 marketing year.
Private exporters reported the following cancellations for MY 2021/2022: Cancellations of 132,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China and cancellations of 196,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations.
September 13, 2021
Export Sales Announcement

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Unknown Destinations

Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 132,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2021/2022 marketing year.

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