Carl German, Extension Crops Marketing Specialist; firstname.lastname@example.org
USDA’s May 2011 Supply and Demand Report Highlights
2010-11 U.S. ENDING STOCKS (Billion Bushels)
2011-12 U.S. ENDING STOCKS (Billion Bushels)
2011-12 WINTER WHEAT PRODUCTION (Billion Bushels)
|All Winter Wheat||1.424||1.389||1.460||1.300||1.485|
WORLD ENDING STOCKS (Million metric tons)
WORLD PRODUCTION (Million Metric Tons)
2010-2011 U.S. ENDING STOCKS
USDA increased U.S. corn ending stocks for the ‘10/‘11 marketing year to 730 million bushels, compared to 675 million bushels last month. In the initial estimates for the ‘11/‘12 marketing year, USDA increased stocks for corn while decreasing stocks for wheat and soybeans. This takes the U.S. ending stocks-to-use ratio for corn to 5.4%.
Soybean ending stocks were increased to 170 million bushels, as compared to 140 million bushels in April, due to a 10 million bushel decrease in exports and an 11 million bushel reduction in residual use. The stocks-to-use ratio is 5.1%.
Domestic wheat ending stocks remained unchanged at 839 million bushels, with the ending stocks-to-use ratio at 34.2%.
2011-2012 U.S. ENDING STOCKS
USDA’s May supply and demand projections for the ‘11/‘12 marketing year should be considered tentative at best. U.S. corn ending stocks are projected to increase to 900 million bushels, using the March Planting Intentions of 92.2 million acres and a projected yield of 158.7 bushels per acre. Total use was decreased from the current year’s estimate of 13.450 billion bushels to 13.355 for the new crop, placing ending stocks-to-use at 6.7%.
Soybean ending stocks are projected to drop to 160 million bushels, assuming planted acreage at 76.6 million acres and a projected yield of 43.4 bushels per acre equates to a production estimate of 3.285 billion bushels. Total demand estimated at 3.31 billion bushels, places the ending stocks-to-use ratio at just 4.8%.
All wheat ending stocks for the ‘11/‘12 marketing year are projected at 702 million bushels.
2010-2011 WORLD ENDING STOCKS
World ending stocks are projected to increase for ‘10/‘11 corn and soybeans, while declining slightly for wheat. This places the world corn stocks-to-use ratio at 15% and the soybean ratio at 23.5%.
USDA’s May report is viewed as bearish for corn, neutral to slightly bearish for soybeans, and neutral to slightly bullish for wheat. Commodity trading attention will now turn to U.S. planting progress for the 2011 row crop season. Currently, Dec ‘11 corn futures are trading at $6.30 (down 22); Nov ‘11 soybeans at $13.13 (down 9); and July ‘11 SRW wheat at $7.83 (down 15).
For technical assistance on making grain marketing decisions contact Carl L. German, Extension Crops Marketing Specialist.