Peanut Prices
Peanut Prices 

ISSN: 1949-1891

Released May 17, 2019, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Peanut Price Highlights

No peanut prices or marketings were reported for the week ending May 11.

Peanut Prices and Marketings by Type - United States: April 13, 2019-May 11, 2019
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              :                               Week ending                                
 Item and type:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
              :  April 13,   :  April 20,   :  April 27,   :    May 4,    :   May 11,    
              :     2019     :     2019     :     2019     :     2019     :     2019     
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              :                            dollars per pound                             
              :                                                                          
Average price :                                                                          
Runner .......:     0.204            (D)          0.207          0.201          (X)      
Spanish ......:       (X)            (X)            (X)            (X)          (X)      
Valencia .....:       (X)            (X)            (X)            (X)          (X)      
Virginia .....:     0.139            (D)          0.248          0.259          (X)      
              :                                                                          
All ..........:     0.204          0.214          0.209          0.215          (X)      
              :                                                                          
              :                               1,000 pounds                               
              :                                                                          
Marketings 1/ :                                                                          
Runner .......:    57,673            (D)        114,663         68,401            -      
Spanish ......:         -              -              -              -            -      
Valencia .....:         -              -              -              -            -      
Virginia .....:        40            (D)          4,014         21,370            -      
              :                                                                          
All ..........:    57,713         30,071        118,677         89,771            -      
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-   Represents zero.                                                                     
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.                         
(X) Not applicable.                                                                      
1/  Quantity purchased from farmers.                                                     

Statistical Methodology

Survey procedures: Price and marketing information included in this report is 
provided the beginning of each week by first buyers of farmer stock peanuts. 
Each week, respondents are asked to report total pounds purchased 
(marketings) from farmers and total dollars paid, by type (Runners, Spanish, 
Valencias, and Virginias), for the previous week. The reported data are to 
include all qualities and grades and exclude peanuts used for seed. Data are 
collected by telephone, fax, and internet each week for the previous week. 
The peanut price survey is an enumeration of all known first buyers of farmer 
stock peanuts from growers. Every effort is made to obtain a report from all 
buyers.

Estimating procedures: Since a complete report is not received from all 
buyers each week, the reported quantities purchased and total dollars paid 
for each type are expanded to account for non-response. These expanded data 
are then used to calculate the weighted average price for each type. 
Estimates of price and marketings are prepared by the Agricultural Statistics 
Board and reviewed for reasonableness with recent historic estimates and 
between the different peanut types.

Revision policy: Price and marketing estimates for the prior three weeks are 
subject to revision based on late reports. At the end of the marketing year, 
all buyers will have an opportunity to update or provide any late data for 
any week during the marketing year. After this data is incorporated with 
previously reported data, revised weekly estimates will be published for the 
entire marketing year.

Reliability: The peanut price survey is subject to non-sampling errors such 
as omission, duplication, imputation for missing data, and mistakes in 
reporting, recording, and processing the data. These errors cannot be 
measured directly, but 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@nass.usda.gov

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

Anthony Prillaman, Head, Field Crops Section.................. (202) 720-2127
     David Colwell - Current Agricultural Industrial Reports.. (202) 720-3338
     Chris Hawthorn- Corn, Flaxseed, Proso Millet............. (202) 720-9526
     James Johanson - County Estimates, Hay................... (202) 690-8533
     Jeff Lemmons - Oats, Soybeans............................ (202) 690-3234
     Jannety Mosley - Crop Weather, Barley.................... (202) 720-7621
     Sammy Neal - Peanuts, Rice............................... (202) 720-7688
     Jean Porter - Rye, Wheat................................. (202) 720-8068
Chris Singh - Cotton, Cotton Ginnings, Sorghum................ (202) 720-5944
     Travis Thorson - Sunflower, Other Oilseeds............... (202) 720-7369

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