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31 May 2016

USDA Cold Storage - April 2016USDA Cold Storage - April 2016


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Highlights

Total natural cheese stocks in refrigerated warehouses on April 30, 2016 were up 2 percent from the previous month and up 12 percent from April 30, 2015. Total natural cheese stocks were a record high for the month of April, since the data was first recorded in 1917.

Butter stocks were up 23 percent from last month and up 28 percent from a year ago.

Total frozen poultry supplies on April 30, 2016 were up 4 percent from the previous month and up 4 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 2 percent from the previous month and up 5 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up 8 percent from last month and up 1 percent from April 30, 2015.

Total frozen fruit stocks were down 4 percent from last month but up 8 percent from a year ago.

Total frozen vegetable stocks were down 6 percent from last month but up 8 percent from a year ago. Total frozen vegetable stocks were a record high for the month of April, since the data was first recorded in 1962.

Total red meat supplies in freezers were up slightly from the previous month but down 8 percent from last year. Total pounds of beef in freezers were down 3 percent from the previous month and down 7 percent from last year. Frozen pork supplies were up 4 percent from the previous month but down 9 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were up 12 percent from last month and up 3 percent from last year.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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