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  • USA: groundnut harvest, stocks and utilisation updates

    by Market Insider

    Wednesday, 05 Nov. 2014

    The United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA/NASS) Crop Progress report ISSN: 1948-3007 released on November 3, 2014, estimates the groundnut harvesting progress in the 8 States having planted 96% of the 2013 crop acreage. By the end of the week ending 2nd November, the harvest was on average only 3% behind the same period last year, and 3% above the 2009-2013 average.

    90% of the crop was already harvested in Florida and Virginia, 85% in South Carolina and 81% in Alabama. Only 62% of the crop was harvested in Oklahoma, 64% in Texas, compared to 68% and 73% the previous year.

    Groundnut harvested area in the 8 States having planted 96% of the 2013 crop acreage, % 

      

     State

      

      

     Week

     ending

      

      

     2009-2013 average

      

      

     2 Nov.

    2013

      

      

     26 Oct.

    2014

      

      

     2 Nov.

     2014

      

      

     Alabama

      

      

     84

      

      

     72

      

      

     81

      

      

     65

      

      

     Florida

      

      

     89

      

      

     83

      

      

     90

      

      

     89

      

      

     Georgia

      

      

     80

      

      

     63

      

      

     78

      

      

     76

      

      

     North

     Carolina

      

      

     91

      

      

     64

      

      

     80

      

      

     83

      

      

     Oklahoma

      

      

     68

      

      

     43

      

      

     62

      

      

     65

      

      

     South

     Carolina

      

      

     88

      

      

     72

      

      

     85

      

      

     87

      

      

     Texas

      

      

     73

      

      

     39

      

      

     64

      

      

     72

      

      

     Virginia

      

      

     87

      

      

     72

      

      

     90

      

      

     80

      

      

     8

     States

      

      

    82

      

      

     65

      

      

     79

      

      

     76

      

     

    The report ISSN 1949-1875 'Peanut Stocks and Processing' of the same agency, released on 29 October 2014, estimated the groundnut stocks and the crop processing situation as of end September.

    Groundnut stocks in commercial storage on 30 September 2014 were 45% lower than a year ago (a total of 544 311 tons of equivalent farmer stock, compared to 984 295 tons). They include 203 66 tons of actual farmer stock.

    Shelled groundnuts on hand totaled 317 100 tons of farmer stock equivalent and roasting stock totaled 24 766 tons.

    The stock of shelled groundnuts amounted to 238 136 ton, out of which 97% (230 879 tons) were edible grades and the remaining (7394 tons) were oil stocks. Edible grade stocks by type included 14% of Virginia and Valencia varieties, 82% Runners, and 4% Spanish.

    September milling covered 30526 tons of Virginia and Valencia, 155 582 tons of Runners and 812 tons of Spanish groundnut varieties.

    51 710 tons of groundnuts were utilized by commercial processors, out of which 62% for the manufacture of peanut butter, 27% for peanut candy, and 11% for snacks. 21 364 tons of groundnuts were crushed for oil and cake/meal.

    83 461 tons of treated seed were stocked by end September (a half less than by the end ofAugust), out of which 26% Runners and the remaining were Virginia and Valencia varieties.

    Sources:

    http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/CropProg/CropProg-11-03-2014.pdf, http://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/Todays_Reports/reports/pnut0814.pdf

     

     

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