Table 31--Durum flour: Supply and disappearance 1/
Calendar year
Semolina and durum flour production 2/
Semolina, durum flour, pasta, and couscous imports 3/
Total supply
Semolina and durum flour exports
Durum pasta 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)
1990
26,236
2,444
28,680
39
179
28,461
250,181
11.4
1991
25,613
2,693
28,306
129
295
27,882
253,530
11.0
1992
31,905
2,986
34,891
188
451
34,252
256,922
13.3
1993
32,488
3,390
35,878
155
404
35,318
260,282
13.6
1994
32,631
4,330
36,961
105
552
36,304
263,455
13.8
1995
30,964
4,562
35,526
156
563
34,807
266,588
13.1
1996
32,623
4,557
37,180
174
569
36,436
269,714
13.5
1997
29,476
5,163
34,639
152
893
33,594
272,958
12.3
1998
27,056
5,539
32,595
138
1,037
31,421
276,154
11.4
1999
26,086
5,149
31,235
187
1,196
29,851
279,328
10.7
2000
31,749
5,286
37,035
268
1,110
35,656
282,398
12.6
2001
32,930
5,620
38,550
233
1,228
37,089
285,225
13.0
2002
32,411
5,922
38,333
174
1,186
36,973
287,955
12.8
2003
29,691
5,904
35,595
148
1,145
34,302
290,626
11.8
2004
26,959
5,585
32,544
207
1,365
30,972
293,262
10.6
2005
30,729
5,962
36,691
265
1,555
34,871
295,993
11.8
2006
31,948
6,250
38,198
347
1,334
36,517
298,818
12.2
2007
32,804
6,551
39,355
659
1,478
37,217
301,696
12.3
2008
30,911
6,257
37,168
877
1,649
34,642
304,543
11.4
2009
31,568
6,019
37,587
384
1,788
35,414
307,240
11.5
2010
32,747
6,451
39,198
289
1,887
37,023
309,776
12.0
1/ The data series in this table end in calendar year 2010 because the Census Bureau no longer provides data on the U.S. wheat milling sector which had been the source of the durum flour data.
2/ Straight semolina only (semolina made entirely from durum). cwt = hundredweight.
3/ Imports include 80 percent of selected nonegg pastas, and exports include 100 percent of selected nonegg pastas. Pasta and couscous expressed in flour-equivalent cwt.
4/ Includes Armed Forces overseas. Estimate is calendar-year average.
Source: Calculated using data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of the Census, Flour Milling Products (MQ311A) and Foreign Trade Statistics.
Date run: 4/18/2014