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NEWS REVIEW
US flour production hits
all-time high in 2022
WASHINGTON, DC, US - Despite softness in the fourth
quarter, wheat flour production by US flour mills in 2022
reached an all-time high and posted the widest year-to-year
gain in 15 years, according to data published Feb. 1 by the
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the US
Department of Agriculture.
Flour production in 2022 totaled 430.284 million cwts, up
9.108 million cwts, or 2.2%, from 421.176 million in 2021
and up 1.1% from 425.797 million in 2020. The record production
represented a solid rebound from 2021, when flour
production fell to the lowest level since 420.365 million cwts
in 2012. The 9.1-million-cwt increase was the largest since
flour production jumped 15.445 million cwts in 2007.
Production in 2022 was up 3.413 million cwts, or 0.8%,
from the previous record of 426.871 million cwts in 2018.
In the fourth quarter of 2022, output totaled 106.547 million
cwts, down 3.312 million cwts, or 3%, from 109.859 million
cwts in the third quarter and down 1.513 million cwts, or
1.4%, from 108.060 million cwts in October-December 2021.
It was the smallest fourth-quarter aggregate since 106.213
million cwts of flour were milled in the fourth quarter of 2012.
The 24-hour capacity of US flour mills for the fourth quarter
was estimated at 1,584,686 cwts, down 11,144 cwts from
ADM closing flour mill in Texas
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US - ADM is closing its flour mill
in New Braunfels, Texas, US, the company has confirmed.
Operations at the mill will be halted at the end of March.
" ADM regularly reviews our global footprint to determine
whether assets are best positioned to meet customer needs and
advance our growth strategy, " said Dane Lisser, media relations
manager at ADM. " After exploring a wide variety of
alternatives, we've determined that our New Braunfels mill
no longer aligns with our milling business's future operational
needs, and we've informed colleagues of our intention to permanently
end production there at the end of March. "
The New Braunfels mill has 6,000 cwts of daily milling
capacity, equating to 2.2% of the company's total US
milling capacity, according to the 2023 Grain & Milling
year. Calculating utilization rates based on fourth-quarter capacity,
2022 grind was 88.4%, up from 86.7% in 2021. In the
fourth quarter, mills operated at 88.5% of capacity, down from
89.4% in the third quarter and down from 88.7% a year ago.
Annual published by Sosland Publishing Co. Following the
closing, ADM will remain the second largest US milling company
with 264,500 cwts of daily capacity spread across 29
flour mills. The company also has 75,500 cwts of daily milling
capacity in Canada. Located just northeast of San Antonio,
Texas, US, the New Braunfels mill is one of four ADM operates
in the Southwest.
Lisser said the company would be " working with customers
previously supplied from New Braunfels to ensure a smooth
transition as we transfer production to other mills in our network. "
While he did not disclose the number of employees at
the New Braunfels mill, Lisser said the company " hopes to
find opportunities in other ADM facilities for as many of them
as possible. "
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the third quarter and up 1,856 cwts from 1,582,830 a year ago.
The record high for daily milling capacity was 1,674,210 cwts
in July-September 2019.
Based on the NASS data, mills operated at an average of
88.4% of six-day capacity in 2022, up from 86.7% in the prior
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