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USDA Peanut Prices

01 June 2015

USDA Peanut Stocks and Processing - 1 June 2015USDA Peanut Stocks and Processing - 1 June 2015

Peanut Prices

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

Peanut Stocks in Commercial Storage Totaled 3.16 Billion Pounds

Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on April 30, 2015 totaled 3.16 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 3.09 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 2.41 billion pounds of actual farmer stock.

Shelled peanuts on hand totaled 705 million pounds of farmer stock equivalent. Roasting stock totaled 44.4 million pounds.

Shelled peanut stocks totaled 530 million pounds of which 507 million pounds were edible grades and 23.2 million pounds were oil stocks. Edible grade stocks by type included 68.4 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 412 million pounds of Runners, and 26.4 million pounds of Spanish.

Millings in April totaled 440 million pounds. Millings by type were 79.2 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 351 million pounds of Runners, and 10.5 million pounds of Spanish.

Commercial processors utilized 168 million pounds of shelled edible grade peanuts during April. Utilization by type was 95.6 million pounds for all peanut butter products, 31.0 million pounds for peanut candy, and 36.0 million pounds for peanut snacks. Crushing for oil and cake and meal totaled 44.9 million pounds during the month.

Deliveries under the Government Domestic Feeding and Child Nutrition Programs amounted to 1.76 million pounds of peanut butter and 25,920 pounds of roasted peanuts during April.

Stocks of treated seed on hand April 30, 2015 totaled 48.4 million pounds, compared with 22.4 million pounds on March 31, 2015. Of the April total, 11.0 million pounds were Virginias and Valencias, 36.6 million pounds were Runners, and 742,000 pounds were Spanish. March stocks of treated seed included 16.7 million pounds of Runners.

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

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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