Sunflower Inventories Down 8%



WASHINGTON - Mar 31/20 - SNS -- Sunflower stocks in all positions on March 1, 2020 totaled 768 million pounds, 8% below March 1, 2019, according to the USDA.

All stocks stored on farms totaled 323 million pounds and off-farm stocks totaled 444 million pounds.

Stocks of oil type sunflower seed are 643 million pounds; of this total, 273 million pounds are on-farm stocks and 370 million pounds are off-farm stocks.

Non-oil sunflower stocks totaled 125 million pounds, with 50.4 million pounds stored on the farm and 74.6 million pounds stored off the farm.

Sunflower Stocks by Position and Type - States and United States:
March 1, 2019 and 2020
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                :               2019               :               2020
  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 ...:  125,000    226,898     351,898     110,000    224,636     334,636
                :
Other States ...:  168,250    160,106     328,356     162,900    144,997     307,897
                :
United States ..:  293,250    387,004     680,254     272,900    369,633     642,533
                :
Non-oil         :
North Dakota ...:   35,000     46,429      81,429      10,000     29,145      39,145
                :
Other States ...:   15,010     54,964      69,974      40,440     45,464      85,904
                :
United States ..:   50,010    101,393     151,403      50,440     74,609     125,049
                :
All             :
North Dakota ...:  160,000    273,327     433,327     120,000    253,781     373,781
                :
Other States ...:  183,260    215,070     398,330     203,340    190,461     393,801
                :
United States ..:  343,260    488,397     831,657     323,340    444,242     767,582
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1/ Includes stocks at mills, elevators, warehouses, terminals, and processors.