USDA projects total beef supply down 1 billion pounds in 2015

Beginning beef stocks in 2015 are projected at 495 million pounds, down 89 million pounds from 2014.

Beef production in 2015 is projected at 23.736 billion pounds, down 794 million pounds from 2014.

Beef imports in 2015 are projected at 2.7 billion pounds, down 123 million pounds from 2014.

Total beef supply (production + imports) in 2015 is projected at 26.931 billion pounds, down 1 billion pounds from 2014.

Beef exports in 2015 are projected at 2.525 billion pounds in 2015, down 74 million pounds from 2014.

Beef consumption in 2015 is projected at 23.921 billion pounds in 2015, down 922 million pounds from 2014.

Beef consumption per capita in 2015 is projected at 52.2 pounds, down 2.4 pounds from 2014.

 
Beef Balance Sheet 2014 2015 Change
Beginning Stocks 584,000,000 495,000,000 -89,000,000
Production 24,530,000,000 23,736,000,000 -794,000,000
Imports 2,823,000,000 2,700,000,000 -123,000,000
Total Supply 27,937,000,000 26,931,000,000 -1,006,000,000
Exports 2,599,000,000 2,525,000,000 -74,000,000
Ending Stocks 495,000,000 485,000,000 -10,000,000
Consumption 24,843,000,000 23,921,000,000 -922,000,000
Per Capita Consumption 54.6 52.2 -2.4
   
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

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