U.S. wheat stocks down 12%, corn down 34% from 2010

by World Grain Staff
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WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — U.S. wheat stored in all positions on Sept. 1 totaled 2,150,073,000 bushels, down 12% from 2,449,617,000 bushels on Sept. 1, 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its latest Grain Stocks report. Sept. 1 old crop corn stocks were down 34% at 1,128,245,000 bushels, and old crop soybean stocks were up 42% at 214,663,000 bushels.

The USDA stocks numbers for wheat and corn were above the average of pre-report trade expectations while the soybean number was below expectations.

On-farm stocks of wheat were 641,500,000 bushels, down 21% from 812,100,000 a year ago, while off-farm stocks were 1,508,573,000 bushels, down 8% from 1,637,517,000 bushels last year. Indicated disappearance of wheat during the June-August period was 720 million bushels, down 2% from the same period last year, the USDA said.

Durum stocks were 65,228,000 bushels, down 35% from 100,131,000 bushels a year ago. On-farm stocks of 36,400,000 bushels were down 49% from 71,200,000 bushels a year ago while off-farm stocks of 28,828,000 bushels were down slightly from 28,931,000 bushels in 2010. Indicated disappearance during the June-August period was 22.1 million bushels, down 45% from a year ago, the USDA said.

On farm stocks of old crop corn totaled 314,950,000 bushels on Sept. 1, down 35% from 485,100,000 bushels a year earlier, while off-farm supplies were 813,295,000 bushels, down 33% from 1,222,687,000 bushels in 2010. Indicated disappearance of corn during the June-August period was 2.54 billion bushels, down 2% from 2.6 billion bushels in the same period last year, the USDA said.

Old crop on-farm soybean stocks were 48,500,000 bushels, up 37% from 35,400,000 bushels on Sept. 1, 2010, while off-farm stocks totaled 166,163,000 bushels, up 44% from 115,485,000 bushels in 2010. Indicated disappearance during June-August was 405 million bushels, down 4% from the same period a year earlier.

Sept. 1 stocks of other grains were: barley, 174,357,000 bushels, down 22% from 2010; oats, 78,414,000 bushels, down 33%; old crop grain sorghum, 27,450,000 bushels, down 33%; and old crop sunflowerseed, 258,669,000 lbs, down 34%, including 134,519,000 lbs of oil type, down 58%.
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