U.S. Hops Stocks Drop



WASHINGTON - Mar 20/15 - SNS -- Hops held by growers, dealers, and brewers in the United States were sitting on 119 million pounds or product on March 1, 2% less than last year, according to the USDA.

Stocks held by brewers, at 43.0 million pounds, were down 12% from last year. Stocks held by growers and dealers on March 1 totaled 76.0 million pounds, up 6% from a year ago.

Hop Stocks Held by Growers, Dealers, and Brewers - United States: 2012-2015
[Includes equivalent pounds of dry hops held in extract or pellet form]
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                  :          September 1           :          March 1
      Stocks      :-------------------------------------------------------------
                  :   2012   :   2013   :   2014   :  2013   :  2014   :  2015
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                  :                        1,000 pounds
                  :
Stocks held by:   :
                  :
  Dealers/Growers :  44,000      (NA)      47,000     62,000    72,000   76,000
  Brewers ........:  52,000      (NA)      43,000     53,000    49,000   43,000
                  :
  Total stocks ...:  96,000      (NA)      90,000    115,000   121,000  119,000
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(NA) Not available.