Hop Stocks Rise 10%



WASHINGTON - Mar 21/06 - SNS -- Hop stocks held by growers, dealers, and brewers on March 1 totaled 131 million pounds, 10% more than last year, according to the USDA.

Stocks held by brewers, at 43.0 million pounds, were unchanged from last year. Stocks held by growers and dealers on March 1 totaled 88.0 million pounds, up 16% from a year ago.

Hop Stocks Held by Growers, Dealers, and Brewers - United States: 2013-2016
[Includes equivalent pounds of dry hops held in extract or pellet form]
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                  :          September 1           :          March 1
      Stocks      :-------------------------------------------------------------
                  :   2013   :   2014   :   2015   :  2014   :  2015   :  2016
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                  :                        1,000 pounds
                  :
Stocks held by:   :
                  :
  Dealers/Growers :   (NA)      47,000     46,000     72,000    76,000   88,000
  Brewers ........:   (NA)      43,000     37,000     49,000    43,000   43,000
                  :
  Total stocks ...:   (NA)      90,000     83,000    121,000   119,000  131,000
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(NA) Not available.