The Weekly Export Sales Report for the week ended April 12, 2012, reflected a slowdown in corn buying, with 2012-13 sales being a net reduction and 2011-12 sales also failing to impress. In contrast, export sales of soybeans, soymeal and soyoil all topped expectations and gained on last year's pace. The world has a strong appetite for soy products. Wheat export came in just short of expectations. Beef export sales were strong again last year. Cotton export sales were again disappointing this week. They did amount to a positive figure in contrast to net sales reductions the past two weeks, but 34,900 metric tons in sales was not the strong buys for which market bulls were hoping.
USDA Weekly Export Sales Report
Week Ended April 12, 2012
Actual Sales (in metric tons -- MT)
Combined: 298,000 MT
2011-12: 300,400 MT
2012-13: -2,400 MT
Weekly Sales Details
Weekly Export Details
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