Table 29--Wheat flour: Supply and disappearance
Calendar year 1/
Wheat flour production 2/
Flour, semolina, pasta, bulgur, and couscous imports 3/
Total supply
Flour exports
Semolina, pasta, bulgur, and couscous exports 3/
Domestic disappearance
U.S. population 4/
Per capita disappearance
(1,000 cwt)
(1,000 flour-equivalent cwt)
(1,000 cwt)
(1,000 cwt)
(1,000 flour-equivalent cwt)
(1,000 cwt)
(1,000 persons)
(pounds)
1989
342,762
3,202
345,964
26,332
201
319,431
247,387
129.1
1990
354,348
3,461
357,809
18,341
305
339,163
250,181
135.6
1991
362,311
3,891
366,202
21,630
557
344,015
253,530
135.7
1992
370,829
4,832
375,661
20,194
787
354,679
256,922
138.0
1993
387,419
5,975
393,394
22,726
687
369,981
260,282
142.1
1994
392,519
8,687
401,206
23,801
811
376,594
263,455
142.9
1995
388,689
8,918
397,607
23,615
857
373,134
266,588
140.0
1996
397,776
8,575
406,351
10,651
881
394,818
269,714
146.4
1997
404,143
8,681
412,824
11,038
1,167
400,619
272,958
146.8
1998
398,914
9,745
408,659
12,413
1,353
394,893
276,154
143.0
1999
411,968
9,295
421,263
17,499
1,633
402,132
279,328
144.0
2000
421,270
9,666
430,936
16,005
1,693
413,239
282,398
146.3
2001
404,521
10,130
414,651
10,507
1,695
402,449
285,225
141.1
2002
394,700
11,291
405,991
9,226
2,683
394,082
287,955
136.9
2003
396,215
11,145
407,360
5,768
3,953
397,639
290,626
136.8
2004
393,925
10,726
404,651
5,152
4,662
394,837
293,262
134.6
2005
394,973
11,262
406,235
3,747
4,741
397,748
295,993
134.4
2006
403,391
11,740
415,131
3,412
5,867
405,852
298,818
135.8
2007
418,836
11,511
430,347
6,707
6,486
417,155
301,696
138.3
2008
416,283
10,822
427,105
4,925
6,179
416,001
304,543
136.6
2009
414,658
10,313
424,971
5,911
5,338
413,722
307,240
134.7
2010
417,396
11,206
428,602
7,004
3,930
417,667
309,776
134.8
2011
411,745
11,698
423,443
6,309
3,615
413,519
312,036
132.5
2012
420,365
11,991
432,356
5,997
3,894
422,465
314,278
134.4
2013
423,214
12,276
435,490
5,276
3,755
426,459
316,524
134.7
1/ Latest data may be preliminary.
2/ Commercial production of wheat flour, whole wheat, and durum semolina and flour. cwt = hundredweight.
3/ Includes selected pastas with and without eggs. Pasta, bulgur, and couscous expressed in flour-equivalent cwt.
4/ Includes Armed Forces overseas. Estimate is calendar-year average.
Source: Data through the 2nd quarter of 2011 was calculated using data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census’ Flour Milling Products (MQ311A) and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis’ Foreign Trade Statistics. Subsequent flour milling calculations are based on data from the North American Millers Association.
Date run: 9/22/2014