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31 July 2015

USDA Peanut Stocks and Processing - 31 July 2015USDA Peanut Stocks and Processing - 31 July 2015


Peanut Prices

Shelled Edible Grade Season to Date Utilization Up 5 Percent from Last Year

Peanut Stocks in Commercial Storage Totaled 2.40 Billion Pounds

Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on June 30, 2015 totaled 2.40 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 2.30 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 1.70 billion pounds of actual farmer stock.

Shelled peanuts on hand totaled 660 million pounds of farmer stock equivalent. Roasting stock totaled 39.3 million pounds.

Shelled peanut stocks totaled 496 million pounds of which 468 million pounds were edible grades and 28.3 million pounds were oil stocks. Edible grade stocks by type included 69.1 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 375 million pounds of Runners, and 23.8 million pounds of Spanish.

Millings in June totaled 430 million pounds. Millings by type were 60.8 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 351 million pounds of Runners, and 18.2 million pounds of Spanish.

Commercial processors utilized 187 million pounds of shelled edible grade peanuts during June. Utilization by type was 106 million pounds for all peanut butter products, 36.5 million pounds for peanut candy, and 39.2 million pounds for peanut snacks. Crushing for oil and cake and meal totaled 46.5 million pounds during the month.

Deliveries under the Government Domestic Feeding and Child Nutrition Programs amounted to 1.28 million pounds of peanut butter during June.

Stocks of treated seed on hand June 30, 2015 totaled 2.52 million pounds, compared with 26.6 million pounds on May 31, 2015. Of the June total, 637,000 pounds were Virginias and Valencias, 1.82 million pounds were Runners, and 66,000 thousand pounds were Spanish. May stocks of treated seed included 3.88 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 22.5 million pounds of Runners, and 229,000 pounds of Spanish.

Stocks estimates refer to June 30, 2015. All other data are for the month of June.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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