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Thursday, August 20, 2015

For the week ending August 20, 2015 and shipments through August 13, 2015

AUGUST 20 — There were 1,200 new net sales reported for the week versus 2,800 bales in sales the previous week. Current registered export sales for the 2015/16 crop year now total 70,500 bales. This level of sales is 128.4% of the sales level at the same time last year when 54,900 bales in sales had already been registered. Current shipments stand at 219.1% of last year with 19,500 bales shipped versus 8,900 bales shipped at the same time last year.

There were 1,200 bales in new purchases made this week to Thailand (400), Japan (300), India (200), Turkey (200), Peru (100) and Taiwan (100).

There were no destination changes this past week.

There were no cancellations this past week.

Export shipments this past week totaled 13,200 bales versus 6,300 bales the previous week. Shipments this past week went to China (9,600), India (2,300), Germany (400), Japan (300), Turkey (300), Colombia (100), Honduras (100), Switzerland (100) and Thailand (100).

The top five leading importers for the 2015/16 crop year are led by China with purchases of 22,700 bales. India, Indonesia, Peru and Pakistan round out the top five with purchases of 12,500 bales, 6,700 bales, 6,100 bales and 3,300 bales respectively. These five nations account for 72.8% 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 and 0 bales respectively for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 years.

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

Export Sales Summary

Destination 08/20/15* 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12
Belgium 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.6
Germany 2.0 11.9 16.0 15.4 11.5
Italy 0.0 1.0 2.0 1.5 3.1
Portugal 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Switzerland 1.7 5.5 0.9 2.3 3.0
Turkey 0.0 5.6 27.5 37.3 15.9
Other Western Europe 4.7 0.2 0.0 1.0 0.4
Europe Totals 3.1 24.4 46.5 57.6 35.5
Bangladesh 22.7 10.8 12.1 27.9 14.4
China 12.5 228.1 391.6 451.0 298.7
India 6.7 63.6 78.7 126.2 76.6
Indonesia 2.7 15.3 30.5 33.1 29.7
Japan 0.5 14.2 16.3 15.1 14.2
Korean Republic 3.3 3.3 10.0 9.7 18.6
Pakistan 0.3 29.2 26.9 63.8 100.3
Taiwan 2.8 4.9 3.0 3.8 5.8
Thailand 1.9 15.4 23.2 25.6 13.5
Other Asia and Oceania 56.5 3.6 0.5 0.1 1.1
Asia Totals 0.0 388.4 592.8 756.3 572.9
Brazil 0.0 0.2 0.5 1.4 0.4
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. 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.4
Honduras 0.2 0.8 1.3 0.4 0.3
Mexico 0.6 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.8
Peru 6.1 16.7 22.9 14.5 27.2
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 6.9 20.3 27.6 19.9 32.1
Rest of World 2.8 11.8 15.3 32.8 9.0
World Totals 70.5 444.6 681.7 866.3 649.6

Source - USDA-FAS U.S. Export Sales – August 20, 2015
1996 - 2015 sales listed in thousand running bales
* 2015/16 sales listed in running bales through August 13, 2015

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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