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USDA - NASS: Rice Stocks (2020-03-31)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - March 31, 2020


Rice Stocks

ISSN: 1949-1603

Released March 31, 2020, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Rough Rice Stocks Down 17 Percent from March 2019

Rough rice stocks in all positions on March 1, 2020, totaled 86.1 million 
hundredweight (cwt), down 17 percent from the total on March 1, 2019. Stocks 
held on farms totaled 14.4 million cwt, and off-farm stocks totaled 
71.8 million cwt. Long grain varieties accounted for 60 percent of the total 
rough rice, medium grain accounted for 38 percent, and short grain varieties 
accounted for 2 percent. 

Milled rice stocks in all positions totaled 5.24 million cwt, up 26 percent 
from a year ago. Milled rice stocks were comprised of 3.33 million cwt of 
whole kernel rice and 1.91 million cwt of second heads, screenings, and 
brewers rice.

Rice Stocks by Position and Month in Domestic Units - United States: 2019 and 2020
[Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun]
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               :               2019               :               2020               
               :---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Date     :    On     :   Off    : Total all :    On     :   Off    : Total all 
               :   farms   : farms 1/ : positions :   farms   : farms 1/ : positions 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               :                              1,000 cwt                              
               :                                                                     
Rough rice .   :                                                                     
March 1 .......:  23,305      80,515     103,820     14,370      71,775     86,145   
June 1 ........:  11,465      52,096      63,561                                     
August 1 ......:   6,663      31,927      38,590                                     
October 1 2/ ..:      35       2,304       2,339                                     
December 1 ....:  33,625      90,120     123,745                                     
               :                                                                     
Milled rice    :                                                                     
March 1 .......:     (X)       4,167       4,167        (X)       5,239      5,239   
June 1 ........:     (X)       4,736       4,736                                     
August 1 ......:     (X)       4,383       4,383                                     
October 1 2/ ..:     (X)         873         873                                     
December 1 ....:     (X)       5,556       5,556                                     
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(X) Not applicable.                                                                  
1/  Includes stocks at mills, elevators, warehouses, ports, and in transit.          
2/  California only.                                                                 

Rice Stocks by Position and Month in Metric Units - United States: 2019 and 2020
[Data may not add to totals due to rounding. Blank data cells indicate estimation
period has not yet begun]
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               :               2019               :               2020               
               :---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Date     :    On     :   Off    : Total all :    On     :   Off    : Total all 
               :   farms   : farms 1/ : positions :   farms   : farms 1/ : positions 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               :                             metric tons                             
               :                                                                     
Rough rice     :                                                                     
March 1 .......: 1,057,100  3,652,100   4,709,200    651,810   3,255,660   3,907,470 
June 1 ........:   520,040  2,363,030   2,883,080                                    
August 1 ......:   302,230  1,448,180   1,750,410                                    
October 1 2/ ..:     1,590    104,510     106,100                                    
December 1 ....: 1,525,200  4,087,770   5,612,980                                    
               :                                                                     
Milled rice    :                                                                     
March 1 .......:       (X)    189,010     189,010        (X)     237,640     237,640 
June 1 ........:       (X)    214,820     214,820                                    
August 1 ......:       (X)    198,810     198,810                                    
October 1 2/ ..:       (X)     39,600      39,600                                    
December 1 ....:       (X)    252,020     252,020                                    
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(X) Not applicable.                                                                  
1/  Includes stocks at mills, elevators, warehouses, ports, and in transit.          
2/  California only.                                                                 

Rice Stocks by Position - States and United States: March 1, 2019 and 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               :               2019               :               2020               
               :---------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :    On     :   Off    : Total all :    On     :   Off    : Total all 
               :   farms   : farms 1/ : positions :   farms   : farms 1/ : positions 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               :                              1,000 Cwt                              
               :                                                                     
Rough rice     :                                                                     
Arkansas ......:  12,400      40,188      52,588      8,500      35,591     44,091   
California ....:   1,835      24,824      26,659      1,790      24,200     25,990   
Louisiana .....:   2,900       6,602       9,502      1,250       4,080      5,330   
Mississippi ...:   2,000       1,047       3,047        800         853      1,653   
Missouri ......:     (D)         (D)       6,086        (D)         (D)      4,636   
Texas .........:     (D)         (D)       5,938        (D)         (D)      4,445   
               :                                                                     
Unallocated 2/ :   4,170       7,854           -      2,030       7,051          -   
               :                                                                     
United States .:  23,305      80,515     103,820     14,370      71,775     86,145   
               :                                                                     
Milled rice    :                                                                     
Arkansas ......:     (X)       1,358       1,358        (X)       1,771      1,771   
California ....:     (X)       1,763       1,763        (X)       1,463      1,463   
Louisiana .....:     (X)         (D)         (D)        (X)         (D)        (D)   
Mississippi ...:     (X)         (D)         (D)        (X)         (D)        (D)   
Missouri ......:     (X)         (D)         (D)        (X)         (D)        (D)   
Texas .........:     (X)         275         275        (X)         862        862   
               :                                                                     
Unallocated 2/ :     (X)         771         771        (X)       1,143      1,143   
               :                                                                     
United States .:     (X)       4,167       4,167        (X)       5,239      5,239   
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-   Represents zero.                                                                 
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.                     
(X) Not applicable.                                                                  
1/  Includes stocks at mills, elevators, warehouses, ports, and in transit.          
2/  Unallocated includes State data withheld to avoid disclosure of individual       
    operations.                                                                      

Rough Rice Stocks By Length of Grain in All Positions - States and United States:
March 1, 2019 and 2020
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                :      Long      :     Medium     :     Short      :      Total      
      State     :--------------------------------------------------------------------
                :  2019  : 2020  :  2019  : 2020  :  2019  : 2020  :  2019  :  2020  
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                             1,000 cwt                              
                :                                                                    
California .....:    (D)     (D)   24,012  23,878     (D)      (D)   26,659   25,990 
                :                                                                    
Other States 1/ :    (D)     (D)    6,166   8,965     (D)      (D)   77,161   60,155 
                :                                                                    
United States ..: 71,492  51,700   30,178  32,843   2,150    1,602  103,820   86,145 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.                     
1/  Other States include Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.      

Milled Rice Stocks by Length of Grain in All Positions - States and United States:
March 1, 2019 and 2020
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                :                      Whole kernels (head rice)                      
                :---------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     :      Long       :     Medium     :     Short      :      Total      
                :---------------------------------------------------------------------
                :  2019  :  2020  :  2019  : 2020  :  2019  : 2020  :  2019  :  2020  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                              1,000 cwt                              
                :                                                                     
California .....:   (D)      (D)      957     457     (D)      (D)    1,008      528  
                :                                                                     
Other States 1/ :   (D)      (D)      100      85     (D)      (D)    1,754    2,802  
                :                                                                     
United States ..: 1,657    2,727    1,057     542      48       61    2,762    3,330  
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                :                           Broken kernels                            
                :---------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     :  Second heads   : Screenings 2/  :    Brewers     :      Total      
                :---------------------------------------------------------------------
                :  2019  :  2020  :  2019  : 2020  :  2019  : 2020  :  2019  :  2020  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                              1,000 cwt                              
                :                                                                     
California .....:   (D)      (D)        -       -     (D)      (D)      755      935  
                :                                                                     
Other States 1/ :   (D)      (D)      136     107     (D)      (D)      650      974  
                :                                                                     
United States ..: 1,046    1,006      136     107     223      796    1,405    1,909  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-   Represents zero.                                                                  
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.                      
1/  Other States include Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.       
2/  Screenings included with second heads in California.                              

Rice Stocks by Position - States and United States: December 1, 2018 and 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               :               2018               :               2019               
               :---------------------------------------------------------------------
     State     :    On     :   Off    : Total all :    On     :   Off    : Total all 
               :   farms   : farms 1/ : positions :   farms   : farms 1/ : positions 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               :                              1,000 cwt                              
               :                                                                     
Rough rice .   :                                                                     
Arkansas ......:  20,800      45,499      66,299     18,300      40,152      58,452  
California ....:   3,325      32,581      35,906      3,325      33,021      36,346  
Louisiana .....:   6,300       9,061      15,361      5,100       6,635      11,735  
Mississippi ...:   3,000       1,508       4,508      2,400       1,396       3,796  
Missouri ......:     (D)         (D)       8,070        (D)         (D)       6,101  
Texas .........:     (D)         (D)       8,573        (D)         (D)       7,315  
               :                                                                     
Unallocated 2/ :   6,690       9,953           -      4,500       8,916           -  
               :                                                                     
United States .:  40,115      98,602     138,717     33,625      90,120     123,745  
               :                                                                     
Milled rice    :                                                                     
Arkansas ......:     (X)       1,244       1,244        (X)       1,742       1,742  
California ....:     (X)       1,231       1,231        (X)       2,226       2,226  
Louisiana .....:     (X)         (D)         (D)        (X)         (D)         (D)  
Mississippi ...:     (X)         (D)         (D)        (X)         (D)         (D)  
Missouri ......:     (X)         (D)         (D)        (X)         (D)         (D)  
Texas .........:     (X)         406         406        (X)         713         713  
               :                                                                     
Unallocated 2/ :     (X)       1,080       1,080        (X)         875         875  
               :                                                                     
United States .:     (X)       3,961       3,961        (X)       5,556       5,556  
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-   Represents zero.                                                                 
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.                     
(X) Not applicable.                                                                  
1/  Includes stocks at mills, elevators, warehouses, ports, and in transit.          
2/  Unallocated includes State data withheld to avoid disclosure of individual       
    operations.                                                                      

Rough Rice Stocks By Length of Grain in All Positions - States and United States:
December 1, 2018 and 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :      Long      :     Medium     :     Short      :      Total      
      State     :--------------------------------------------------------------------
                :  2018  : 2019  :  2018  : 2019  :  2018  : 2019  :  2018  :  2019  
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                             1,000 cwt                              
                :                                                                    
California .....:    (D)     (D)   32,272  33,263     (D)      (D)   35,906   36,346 
                :                                                                    
Other States 1/ :    (D)     (D)    7,728   9,790     (D)      (D)  102,811   87,399 
                :                                                                    
United States ..: 95,679  78,258   40,000  43,053   3,038    2,434  138,717  123,745 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.                     
1/  Other States include Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.      

Milled Rice Stocks By Length of Grain in All Positions - States and United States:
December 1, 2018 and 2019
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                      Whole kernels (head rice)                      
                :---------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     :      Long       :     Medium     :     Short      :      Total      
                :---------------------------------------------------------------------
                :  2018  :  2019  :  2018  : 2019  :  2018  : 2019  :  2018  :  2019  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                              1,000 cwt                              
                :                                                                     
California .....:   (D)      (D)     895     1,746    (D)      (D)      974    1,798  
                :                                                                     
Other States 1/ :   (D)      (D)      93        70    (D)      (D)    2,129    2,582  
                :                                                                     
United States ..: 2,037    2,516     988     1,816     78       48    3,103    4,380  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                           Broken kernels                            
                :---------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     :  Second heads   : Screenings 2/  :    Brewers     :      Total      
                :---------------------------------------------------------------------
                :  2018  :  2019  :  2018  : 2019  :  2018  : 2019  :  2018  :  2019  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                              1,000 cwt                              
                :                                                                     
California .....:   (D)      (D)       -         -    (D)      (D)      257      428  
                :                                                                     
Other States 1/ :   (D)      (D)      12       101    (D)      (D)      601      748  
                :                                                                     
United States ..:   676      707      12       101    170      368      858    1,176  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-   Represents zero.                                                                  
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.                      
1/  Other States include Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.       
2/  Screenings included with second heads in California.                              

Statistical Methodology

Survey Procedures: The rice stocks estimates in this report are based on 
surveys conducted during the first two weeks of March. Separate surveys were 
conducted to obtain the on-farm and off-farm estimates. The on-farm stocks 
survey is a probability survey based on a sampling procedure that ensures all 
operations storing rice in the United States have a chance to be selected. 
These producers were asked to provide the total quantities of grain stored on 
their operations as of March 1, 2020 regardless of ownership. Off-farm stocks 
are a census of all known rice storage facilities. An effort is made to 
obtain reports from all off-farm facilities. Estimates are made for missing 
facilities to assure complete coverage.

Estimating Procedures: On-farm and off-farm survey data are reviewed at the 
State and National levels for reasonableness, consistency with historical 
estimates, and current crop size. After estimates are made for on-farm and 
off-farm rice stocks, the total of these two are combined and evaluated using 
the balance sheet approach. This method utilizes other sources of data to 
check the reasonableness of the stocks estimates. Estimates of production, 
exports, and millings are reviewed to make sure beginning stocks, production, 
utilization, and ending stocks are within reasonable balance and present the 
best possible estimate of stocks.

Revision Policy: On-farm and off-farm stocks are subject to revision in the 
quarter following initial publication and again in the following December 1 
Rice Stocks report published in January each year. Revisions can be made when 
late reports are received, errors are detected in reporting and calculating, 
and when production estimates are revised. Estimates will also be reviewed 
after data from the 5-year Census of Agriculture are available. No revisions 
to these years will be made after that date.

Reliability: Reliability of the on-farm and off-farm stocks must be treated 
separately because the survey designs for the two surveys are drastically 
different. The on-farm stocks estimates are subject to sampling variability 
because all operations holding on-farm stocks are not included in the sample.

Survey indications are also subject to non-sampling errors such as omission, 
duplication, imputation for missing data, and mistakes in reporting, 
recording, and processing the data. Off-farm, as well as on-farm stocks, are 
subject to these types of errors. These errors cannot be measured directly, 
but they are minimized through rigid quality controls in the data collection 
process and a careful review of all reported data for consistency and 
reasonableness.

Information Contacts

Listed below are the commodity statisticians in the Crops Branch of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service to contact for additional information. E-mail inquiries may be sent to 
nass@usda.gov

Lance Honig, Chief, Crops Branch................................................ (202) 720-2127

Chris Hawthorn, Head, Field Crops Section   (202) 720-2127
     David Colwell - Current Agricultural Industrial Reports   (202) 720-8800
     Chris Hawthorn - Corn, Flaxseed, Proso Millet   (202) 720-2127
     James Johanson - County Estimates, Hay   (202) 690-8533
     Jeff Lemmons - Oats, Soybeans   (202) 690-3234
     Irwin Anolik - Crop Weather   (202) 720-7621
     Chris Hawthorn - Peanuts, Rice............................................. (202) 720-2127
     Jean Porter - Rye, Wheat   (202) 720-8068
Chris Singh - Cotton, Cotton Ginnings, Sorghum   (202) 720-5944
     Travis Thorson - Barley, Sunflower, Other Oilseeds......................... (202) 720-7369

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