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.
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