All wheat ground for flour during the second quarter 2021 was 223 million bushels, down 1% from the
first quarter 2021 grind of 225 million bushels but up 2% from the second quarter 2020 grind of
219 million bushels.
Second quarter 2021 total flour production was 103 million hundredweight, down less than 1% from the first quarter 2021 but up 1% from the second quarter 2020.
Whole wheat flour production at
4.87 million hundredweight during the second quarter 2021 accounted for 5% of the total flour production.
Millfeed production from wheat in the second quarter 2021 was 1.63 million tons. The daily 24-hour milling capacity of wheat flour during the second quarter 2021 was 1.59 million hundredweight.
Durum wheat ground for flour and semolina production during the second quarter of 2021 totaled 15.3 million bushels, down 11% from the first quarter 2021 and down 21% from the second quarter 2020. Second quarter
2021 durum flour and semolina production was 7.25 million hundredweight, down 10% from the first quarter 2021 and down 21% from the second quarter 2020.
Whole wheat durum flour and semolina production was
147 thousand hundredweight, up 3% from 143 thousand hundredweight in the first quarter 2021 but down
10% from 164 thousand hundredweight from the second quarter 2020. Second quarter durum wheat millfeed production was 105 thousand tons and the daily 24-hour milling capacity for durum and semolina production was
132 thousand hundredweight.
Rye ground for flour during the second quarter of 2021 was 444 thousand bushels, down 3% from the
first quarter 2021 but up 33% from the second quarter 2020.
Rye flour production during the second quarter of 2021 was 201 thousand hundredweight, compared to 209 thousand hundredweight in the previous quarter and
159 thousand hundredweight in the same quarter for the previous year.
The daily 24-hour milling capacity for rye milling was 9.66 thousand hundredweight for the second quarter 2021.
The quarterly Flour Milling Products report, which is an offshoot of the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Current Agricultural Industrial Reports (CAIR) program, provides both national and state statistics for wheat flour production, wheat grind, and millfeed output.
The CAIR program, which began publishing the report in the fourth quarter of 2014, provides data that was published previously by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Industrial Reports (CIR) program, until that program was discontinued in 2011.
You can view past Flour Milling Products reports at grainnet.com/FlourMillingProducts.