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

Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 135,000 metric tons of soybean cake and meal for delivery to the Philippines during the 2020/2021 marketing year.
Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 153,416 metric tons of corn delivery to unknown destinations during the 2021/2022 marketing year.
Private exporters reported sales of 152,400 metric tons of corn for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2021/2022 marketing year.

Programs in Action

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky led a successful trade mission to West Africa, October 28-31, where he helped U.S. exporters unlock new opportunities in the region and advocated for the Administration’s Prosper Africa initiative...
On October 5, FAS Administrator Ken Isley joined U.S. Chargé d’Affairs Robin Quinville for the grand opening of the USA Pavilion at the Anuga trade show in Cologne, Germany. Nearly 160 American companies participated in Anuga, the world’s largest...

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