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USDA Peanut Prices

01 September 2015

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

Peanut Prices

Shelled Edible Grade Season to Date Utilization Up 4 Percent from Last Year

Peanut Stocks in Commercial Storage Totaled 2.10 Billion Pounds

Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on July 31, 2015 totaled 2.10 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 1.86 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 1.45 billion pounds of actual farmer stock.

Shelled peanuts on hand totaled 615 million pounds of farmer stock equivalent. Roasting stock totaled 40.3 million pounds.

Shelled peanut stocks totaled 463 million pounds of which 432 million pounds were edible grades and 31.0 million pounds were oil stocks. Edible grade stocks by type included 72.7 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 342 million pounds of Runners, and 16.6 million pounds of Spanish.

Millings in July totaled 348 million pounds. Millings by type were 69.6 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 271 million pounds of Runners, and 7.02 million pounds of Spanish.

Commercial processors utilized 182 million pounds of shelled edible grade peanuts during July. Utilization by type was 108 million pounds for all peanut butter products, 31.4 million pounds for peanut candy, and 36.3 million pounds for peanut snacks. Crushing for oil and cake and meal totaled 35.5 million pounds during the month.

Deliveries under the Government Domestic Feeding and Child Nutrition Programs amounted to 3.43 million pounds of peanut butter and 25,920 pounds of roasted peanuts during July.

Stocks of treated seed on hand July 31, 2015 totaled 1.10 million pounds, compared with 2.52 million pounds on June 30, 2015. Of the July total, 172,000 pounds were Virginias and Valencias, 864,000 pounds were Runners, and 68,000 thousand pounds were Spanish. June stocks of treated seed included 637,000 pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 1.82 million pounds of Runners, and 66,000 pounds of Spanish.

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

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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