Checkoff Reports U.S. Sorghum Export Sales Increase to Record Volume
USAgNet - 11/07/2016
Demand from the export market reached historic levels this week with 16 million bushels of sorghum sold since last week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. This is one of the highest recorded export sales of sorghum
in one week.
Two months into the 2016/2017 marketing year, sorghum export commitments have reached 58 million bushels, representing 20 percent of USDA's 2017 export projections.
China is leading sorghum purchases with 40 million bushels, which makes up about 70 percent of total U.S. grain sorghum exports. Mexico has committed to 4 million bushels for the current marketing year followed by Japan.
Additional export customers include Canada, Indonesia, South Korea and Nigeria.