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26 September 2016

USDA Cold Storage - August 2016USDA Cold Storage - August 2016


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Highlights

Total natural cheese stocks in refrigerated warehouses on August 31, 2016 were down 3 percent from the previous month but up 6 percent from August 31, 2015.

Total natural cheese stocks were a record high for the month of August, since the data was first recorded in 1921.

Butter stocks were down 3 percent from last month but up 52 percent from a year ago.

Total frozen poultry supplies on August 31, 2016 were down 4 percent from the previous month but up 4 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were down 6 percent from the previous month and down 1 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up slightly from last month and up 11 percent from August 31, 2015.

Total frozen fruit stocks were up 3 percent from last month and up 15 percent from a year ago. Total frozen fruit stocks were a record high for the month of August, since the data was first recorded in 1923.

Total frozen vegetable stocks were up 17 percent from last month and up 6 percent from a year ago.Total frozen vegetable stocks were a record high for the month of August, since the data was first recorded in 1962.

Total red meat supplies in freezers were up 1 percent from the previous month but down 3 percent from last year. Total pounds of beef in freezers were up 1 percent from the previous month and up 1 percent from last year.

Frozen pork supplies were up 1 percent from the previous month but down 7 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were down 37 percent from last month but up 132 percent from last year.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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