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Thursday, July 17, 2014

For the week ending July 17, 2014 and shipments through July 10, 2014

JULY 17 — There were 400 bales in net new sales reported for the period versus 500 bales in sales the previous week. Current registered export sales for the 2013/14 crop year now total 679,800 bales. This level of sales is 78.7% of the sales level at the same time last year when 864,200 bales in sales had already been registered. Current shipments stand at 82.8% of last year with 648,000 bales shipped versus 782,300 bales shipped at the same time last year.

There were 400 bales in new purchases made this week from Thailand (300) and India (100).

There were no destination changes this past week.

There were no cancellations this past week.

Export shipments this past week totaled 5,200 bales for the week versus 4,800 bales the previous week. Shipments this past week went to China (2,700), India (1,500), Thailand (400), Pakistan (300) and Indonesia (200).

The top five leading importers for the 2013/14 crop year are led by China with purchases of 392,700 bales. India, Indonesia, Turkey and Pakistan round out the top five with purchases of 76,200 bales, 30,500 bales, 27,500 bales and 26,900 bales respectively. These five nations account for 81.5% 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 total stands at 18,400 bales and 0 bales respectively for 2014/15 and 2015/16.

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

Export Sales Summary

Destination 07/17/14* 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10
Belgium 0.1 0.1 1.6 0.7 2.6
Germany 16.0 15.4 11.5 20.4 12.7
Italy 2.0 1.5 3.1 6.2 5.4
Portugal 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Switzerland 0.9 2.3 3.0 0.3 0.0
Turkey 27.5 37.3 15.9 4.2 4.8
Other Western Europe 0.0 1.0 0.4 0.0 0.0
Europe Totals 46.5 57.6 35.5 31.8 25.5
Bangladesh 12.1 27.9 14.4 8.7 9.6
China 392.7 451.0 298.7 188.9 320.5
India 76.2 126.2 76.6 72.3 125.3
Indonesia 30.5 33.1 29.7 38.7 22.9
Japan 17.1 15.1 14.2 42.7 24.7
Korean Republic 10.0 9.7 18.6 18.0 12.6
Pakistan 26.9 63.8 100.3 47.9 69.7
Taiwan 3.0 3.8 5.8 11.8 10.9
Thailand 22.5 25.6 13.5 16.3 18.6
Other Asia and Oceania 0.5 0.1 1.1 1.7 1.9
Asia Totals 591.5 756.3 572.9 446.7 616.7
Brazil 0.5 1.4 0.4 0.7 0.9
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 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.0
Honduras 1.2 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.4
Mexico 2.6 3.1 3.8 2.7 3.3
Peru 22.9 14.5 27.2 33.4 14.9
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 27.5 19.9 32.1 37.6 19.5
Rest of World 14.5 32.8 9.0 7.4 18.4
World Totals 679.8 866.3 649.6 523.8 680.1

Source - USDA-FAS U.S. Export Sales – July 17, 2014
1996 - 2013 sales listed in thousand running bales
* 2013/14 sales listed in running bales through July 10, 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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