Sharp Drop In Sunseed Residuals



WASHINGTON - Sep 28/18 - SNS -- Old crop sunflower stocks in all positions on September 1, 2018 totaled 386 million pounds, down 35% from a year ago, according to the latest USDA stocks in all positions report.

. All stocks stored on farms totaled 90.6 million pounds and off-farm stocks totaled 295 million pounds. Stocks of oil type sunflower seed are 279 million pounds; of this total, 81.6 million pounds are on-farm stocks and 197 million pounds are off-farm stocks.

Non-oil sunflower stocks totaled 107 million pounds, with 9.00 million pounds stored on the farm and 98.1 million pounds stored off the farm.

Sunflower Stocks by Position and Type - States and United States:
September 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 ...:   43,000    223,775     266,775     21,000     101,441     122,441
                :
Other States ...:   72,020    140,672     212,692     60,600      95,875     156,475
                :
United States ..:  115,020    364,447     479,467     81,600     197,316     278,916
                :
Non-oil         :
North Dakota ...:   12,000     40,344      52,344      1,700      52,592      54,292
                :
Other States ...:    6,900     50,877      57,777      7,300      45,520      52,820
                :
United States ..:   18,900     91,221     110,121      9,000      98,112     107,112
                :
All             :
North Dakota ...:   55,000    264,119     319,119     22,700     154,033     176,733
                :
Other States ...:   78,920    191,549     270,469     67,900     141,395     209,295
                :
United States ..:  133,920    455,668     589,588     90,600     295,428     386,028
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1/ Includes stocks at mills, elevators, warehouses, terminals, and processors.
Sunflower Stocks by Position and Type - States and United States: March 1, 2018
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  Varietal type  :          On          :         Off          :      Total all
    and State    :        farms         :       farms 1/       :      positions
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                 :                            1,000 Pounds
                 :
Oil              :
North Dakota ....:       275,000                328,928                 603,928
                 :
Other States ....:       206,800                235,652                 442,452
                 :
United States ...:       481,800                564,580               1,046,380
                 :
Non-oil          :
North Dakota ....:        38,000                 60,038                  98,038
                 :
Other States ....:        26,350                 66,969                  93,319
                 :
United States ...:        64,350                127,007                 191,357
                 :
All              :
North Dakota ....:       313,000                388,966                 701,966
                 :
Other States ....:       233,150                302,621                 535,771
                 :
United States ...:       546,150                691,587               1,237,737
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1/ Includes stocks at mills, elevators, warehouses, terminals, and processors.