Sunflower Stocks Drop 8%



WASHINGTON - Mar 29/18 - SNS -- Sunflower stocks in all positions on March 1 totaled 1.24 billion pounds, 8% below last year, according to the USDA's stocks in all positions report.

All stocks stored on farms totaled 546 million pounds and off-farm stocks totaled 692 million pounds.

Stocks of oil type sunflower seed are 1.05 billion pounds; of this total, 482 million pounds are on-farm stocks and 565 million pounds are off-farm stocks.

Non-oil sunflower stocks totaled 191 million pounds, with 64.4 million pounds stored on the farm and 127 million pounds stored off the farm.

Sunflower Stocks by Position and Type - States and United States:
March 1, 2017 and 2018
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                :               2017               :               2018
  Varietal type :---------------------------------------------------------------------
    and State   :    On     :   Off    : Total all :    On     :   Off    : Total all
                :   farms   : farms 1/ : positions :   farms   : farms 1/ : positions
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                :                            1,000 pounds
                :
Oil             :
North Dakota ...:  235,000    303,263      538,263    275,000    328,928      603,928
                :
Other States ...:  253,050    272,881      525,931    206,800    235,652      442,452
                :
United States ..:  488,050    576,144    1,064,194    481,800    564,580    1,046,380
                :
Non-oil         :
North Dakota ...:   51,000    116,172      167,172     38,000     60,038       98,038
                :
Other States ...:   48,240     70,991      119,231     26,350     66,969       93,319
                :
United States ..:   99,240    187,163      286,403     64,350    127,007      191,357
                :
All             :
North Dakota ...:  286,000    419,435      705,435    313,000    388,966      701,966
                :
Other States ...:  301,290    343,872      645,162    233,150    302,621      535,771
                :
United States ..:  587,290    763,307    1,350,597    546,150    691,587    1,237,737
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1/ Includes stocks at mills, elevators, warehouses, terminals, and processors.