Peanut Output Sank



WASHINGTON - Feb 8/19 - SNS -- Peanut production was estimated at 5.46 billion pounds, down 23% from 2017, according to the USDA's final crop report for 2018.

Planted area was estimated at 1.43 million acres, down 24% from 2017. Harvested area was estimated at 1.37 million acres, down 23% from 2017. The average yield was estimated at 3,991 pounds per acre, down 16 pounds from 2017.

Planted area for peanuts was estimated at its lowest level since 2014. Harvested area decreased in all States from last year. Production in 2018 was down from the previous year in all estimating States. In Georgia, growers realized the lowest production since 2016.

Peanut Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2016-2018
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               :           Area planted            :          Area harvested
     State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
               :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    :   2016    :   2017    :   2018
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               :                              1,000 acres
               :
Alabama .......:    175.0       195.0       165.0        172.0       193.0       162.0
Arkansas ......:     24.0        30.0        26.0         23.0        29.0        23.0
Florida .......:    155.0       195.0       155.0        146.0       185.0       140.0
Georgia .......:    720.0       835.0       665.0        706.0       825.0       650.0
Mississippi ...:     39.0        44.0        25.0         38.0        43.0        24.0
New Mexico ....:      8.0         7.6         5.5          8.0         7.6         5.5
North Carolina :    101.0       119.0       102.0         99.0       117.0        98.0
Oklahoma ......:     13.0        22.0        16.0         12.0        21.0        15.0
South Carolina :    110.0       122.0        87.0        106.0       118.0        82.0
Texas .........:    305.0       275.0       155.0        205.0       210.0       145.0
Virginia ......:     21.0        27.0        24.0         21.0        27.0        24.0
               :
United States .:  1,671.0     1,871.6     1,425.5      1,536.0     1,775.6     1,368.5
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               :          Yield per acre           :            Production
     State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
               :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    :   2016    :   2017    :   2018
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               :    ----------- pounds ----------    ---------- 1,000 pounds ---------
               :
Alabama .......:    3,600       3,650       3,400      619,200     704,450     550,800
Arkansas ......:    4,800       5,300       5,000      110,400     153,700     115,000
Florida .......:    3,800       3,450       3,600      554,800     638,250     504,000
Georgia .......:    3,900       4,330       4,450    2,753,400   3,572,250   2,892,500
Mississippi ...:    4,000       4,000       4,000      152,000     172,000      96,000
New Mexico ....:    2,800       3,500       3,000       22,400      26,600      16,500
North Carolina :    3,530       4,100       3,900      349,470     479,700     382,200
Oklahoma ......:    3,700       3,780       3,100       44,400      79,380      46,500
South Carolina :    3,200       4,000       3,400      339,200     472,000     278,800
Texas .........:    2,730       3,320       3,300      559,650     697,200     478,500
Virginia ......:    3,650       4,440       4,200       76,650     119,880     100,800
               :
United States .:    3,634       4,007       3,991    5,581,570   7,115,410   5,461,600
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