Hop inventories are good in the United States

The inventory of hops held by growers dealers, and brewers on March 1, 2012, totaled 117 million pounds which is 3 percent less than the USDA‘s revised March 1. 2011 estimate. Still, this is the second highest level for March 1 hop stocks ever recorded. The previous record of 121 million pounds was set on March 1, 2011.

March 2012 hop stocks are down 3% from 2011’s numbers but still very high compared to years previous.

The United States Department of Agriculture‘s National Agricultural Statistics Service reports on hops can be found at http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Washington/Publications/Hops/index.asp