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Thursday, August 14, 2014

For the week ending August 14, 2014 and shipments through August 7, 2014

AUGUST 14 — There were 3,300 new sales reported for the period versus no bales in sales the previous week. Current registered export sales for the 2013/14 crop year now total 52,200 bales. This level of sales is 30.2% of the sales level at the same time last year when 172,900 bales in sales had already been registered. Current shipments stand at 31.3% of last year with 4,700 bales shipped versus 15,000 bales shipped at the same time last year.

There were 3,300 bales new purchases made this week from China (1,100), India (600), Japan (500), Indonesia (400), Thailand (300), Italy (200) and Turley (200).

There were 300 bales in destination changes this past week from Japan (-300) to Thailand (300).

There were no cancellations this past week.

Export shipments this past week totaled 4,700 bales for the week versus 2,300 bales the previous week. Shipments this past week went to China (2,400), Egypt (900), Thailand (600), Japan (500), Mexico (200) and Turkey (100).

The top five leading importers for the 2013/14 crop year are led by China with purchases of 10,300 bales. Germany, Egypt, Japan and India round out the top five with purchases of 8,700 bales, 6,300 bales, 5,200 bales and 5,000 bales respectively. These five nations account for 68.0% of all the export-based purchases of U.S. Pima made to date this year.

There were no new forward sales reported this week. The current new crop sales totals stand at 0 bales each for 2014/15 and 2015/16 years.

The USDA report can be found here: http://www.fas.usda.gov/export-sales/cottfax.htm

Export Sales Summary

Destination 08/14/14* 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11
Belgium 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.6 0.7
Germany 8.7 16.0 15.4 11.5 20.4
Italy 0.3 2.0 1.5 3.1 6.2
Portugal 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Switzerland 2.6 0.9 2.3 3.0 0.3
Turkey 0.3 27.5 37.3 15.9 4.2
Other Western Europe 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.4 0.0
Europe Totals 12.0 46.5 57.6 35.5 31.8
Bangladesh 1.8 12.1 27.9 14.4 8.7
China 10.3 391.6 451.0 298.7 188.9
India 5.0 78.7 126.2 76.6 72.3
Indonesia 3.5 30.5 33.1 29.7 38.7
Japan 5.2 16.3 15.1 14.2 42.7
Korean Republic 0.7 10.0 9.7 18.6 18.0
Pakistan 0.9 26.9 63.8 100.3 47.9
Taiwan 0.0 3.0 3.8 5.8 11.8
Thailand 1.7 23.2 25.6 13.5 16.3
Other Asia and Oceania 0.1 0.5 0.1 1.1 1.7
Asia Totals 29.2 592.8 756.3 572.9 446.7
Brazil 0.2 0.5 1.4 0.4 0.7
Canada 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chile 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecuador 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Guatemala 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.2
Honduras 0.8 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.6
Mexico 1.8 2.6 3.1 3.8 2.7
Peru 2.0 22.9 14.5 27.2 33.4
Salvador 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Venezuela 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Western Hemisphere Totals 4.8 27.6 19.9 32.1 37.6
Rest of World 6.3 15.3 32.8 9.0 7.4
World Totals 52.2 681.7 866.3 649.6 523.8

Source - USDA-FAS U.S. Export Sales – August 14, 2014
1996 - 2014 sales listed in thousand running bales
* 2014/15 sales listed in running bales through August 7, 2014

NOTE: The figures represented in this table may not exactly match those presented in the USDA-FAS report due to variances in rounding. The information contained herein should only be used for reference purposes.

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