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USDA Peanut Prices

02 March 2015

USDA Peanut Stocks and Processing - 2 March 2015USDA Peanut Stocks and Processing - 2 March 2015

Peanut Prices

Shelled Edible Grade Season to Date Utilization Up 7 Percent from Last Year
Peanut Stocks in Commercial Storage Totaled 4.28 Billion Pounds

Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on January 31, 2015 totaled 4.28 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock,
compared with 4.30 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 3.63 billion pounds of actual farmer stock.

Shelled peanuts on hand totaled 608 million pounds of farmer stock equivalent. Roasting stock totaled 42.2 million pounds.

Shelled peanut stocks totaled 457 million pounds of which 440 million pounds were edible grades and 17.8 million pounds were oil stocks. Edible grade stocks by type included 67.0 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 350 million pounds of Runners, and 22.3 million pounds of Spanish.

Millings in January totaled 388 million pounds. Millings by type were 59.4 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 321 million pounds of Runners, and 7.78 million pounds of Spanish.

Commercial processors utilized 187 million pounds of shelled edible grade peanuts during January. Utilization by type was 116 million pounds for all peanut butter products, 32.3 million pounds for peanut candy, and 33.4 million pounds for peanut snacks. Crushing for oil and cake and meal totaled 38.0 million pounds during the month.

Deliveries under the Government Domestic Feeding and Child Nutrition Programs amounted to 4.15 million pounds of peanut butter and 51,840 pounds of roasted peanuts during January.

Stocks of treated seed on hand January 31, 2015 totaled 2.31 million pounds, compared with 105,000 pounds on December 31, 2014. Of the January total, 2.30 million pounds were Virginias and Valencias and 2,200 pounds were Runners.

December stocks of treated seed included 11,000 thousand pounds of Runners.

Stocks estimates refer to January 31, 2015. All other data are for the month of January

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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