Sunflower Inventory Down a Third



WASHINGTON - Mar 29/19 - SNS -- Sunflower stocks in all positions on March 1, 2019 totaled 828 million pounds, 33% below March 1, 2018, according to the USDA's stocks in all positions report.

All stocks stored on farms totaled 343 million pounds and off-farm stocks totaled 485 million pounds. Stocks of oil type sunflower seed are 676 million pounds; of this total, 293 million pounds are on-farm stocks and 383 million pounds are off-farm stocks. Non-oil sunflower stocks totaled 152 million pounds, with 50.0 million pounds stored on the farm and 102 million pounds stored off the farm.

Sunflower Stocks by Position and Type - States and United States:
March 1, 2018 and 2019
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                :               2018               :               2019
  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 ...:  275,000    328,928      603,928    125,000    227,006     352,006
                :
Other States ...:  206,800    235,652      442,452    168,250    155,523     323,773
                :
United States ..:  481,800    564,580    1,046,380    293,250    382,529     675,779
                :
Non-oil         :
North Dakota ...:   38,000     60,038       98,038     35,000     47,045      82,045
                :
Other States ...:   26,350     66,969       93,319     15,010     54,964      69,974
                :
United States ..:   64,350    127,007      191,357     50,010    102,009     152,019
                :
All             :
North Dakota ...:  313,000    388,966      701,966    160,000    274,051     434,051
                :
Other States ...:  233,150    302,621      535,771    183,260    210,487     393,747
                :
United States ..:  546,150    691,587    1,237,737    343,260    484,538     827,798
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1/ Includes stocks at mills, elevators, warehouses, terminals, and processors.