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WASDE Historical Revisions

  • On June 10, 2021, the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WASDE) was reposted to correct an error in the write-up of sugar section. The Mexico production was reported as 5.200 MT. The correct amount is 5.700 million MT. The sugar tables were not affected. The PDF file was corrected and posted at 1:15 pm on June 10.

  • Changes to WASDE starting May: Starting with the May 12, 2021 release (issue No. 612), the following changes will be made to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report:

    • U.S. Soybeans and Products Supply and Use (page 15): “Biofuel” will replace “Biodiesel” in the soybean oil section, reflecting recent changes to the monthly biofuels data reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The WASDE will follow soybean oil used for biofuel as reported in the Monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update - Table 2C (PDF, 287 KB).
    • World Soybean Meal Supply and Use (page 29): Soybean meal supply and use for China will be presented separately.
    • The U.S. Rice Supply and Use table (page 14): The table will include separate categories for U.S. imports of long-grain and combined medium and short-grain rice. The addition is made due to the significant rise in U.S. imports of long-grain and medium- and short-grain rice over the past decade.
    • The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on January 1, 2021; the trade bloc now has 27 member states instead of 28. Beginning with the January 2021 WASDE report, the heading for the EU-28 region will change from “European Union” to “EU-27+UK”. Starting May 2021, (when projections for the new Marketing Year are released), the UK data will be disaggregated from the regional total and presented separately in the report, where applicable.
    See the May WASDE tables mock-up (PDF, 908 KB)
  • On March 9 2021, the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WASDE) was reposted to correct an inadvertent transposition error only in the write-up of sugar section. In two instances, Mexico’s exports to the U.S. in 2020/21 were reported as 903,703 STRV. The correct amount is 930,703 STRV as correctly reported in the WASDE sugar table as originally published. The PDF file was corrected and posted at 5:00 pm on March 9.

  • Due to the discontinuation of USDA’s published estimates of dried-egg stocks, U.S. egg supply and use tables (XLSX, 17.1 KB) published in the WASDE are adjusted to reflect removal of historical dried-egg inventory estimates.

  • Announcement: Upcoming Changes to the May 2019 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report
    Starting with the May issue, the following changes will be made to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WASDE):

    • Price range forecasts will be eliminated in favor of single price points for all crops and livestock
    • The international Supply and Use tables for Crops will include an aggregate value for “World less China,” representing the balance sheet values outside of China.
    • The ordering of countries and lists of Major Importers/Exporters will be updated to eliminate outdated aggregations (such as “Former Soviet Union), and better reflect current trade patterns.
    A detailed list of changes and tables that will be modified can be found here
  • On December 14 2018, the December WASDE report and milk supply and use table was reposted to correct the forecast exports on a fat basis for 2019 on page 33 from 11.0 billion pounds to 10.0 billion pounds. As a result, domestic commercial use was adjusted from 215.3 billion pounds to 216.3 billion pounds.

  • China’s National Bureau of Statistics recently published extensive revisions for the production and area of certain field crops starting in 2007/08. The November WASDE reflects these changes to wheat, rice, corn, soybeans (and meal and oil), rapeseed (and meal and oil), and peanuts (and meal and oil).

    The spreadsheets show the revised data, previous data, and the differences. See the grains revisions and oilseed revisions.

  • Egg Supply and Use: U.S. egg import and export estimates from 1990 forward are adjusted to reflect changes in the conversion factors for shell egg equivalency, including its dry- to liquid-egg and liquid- to shell-egg components. U.S. egg stock estimates from 1994 forward are adjusted to reflect the above changes in conversion factors as well as inclusion of dry-egg inventory estimates. U.S. egg supply and use tables from second quarter, 1994, onwards are adjusted as a result of revised trade and stock estimates.

  • Dairy Supply and Use: U.S. dairy import, export and stock estimates from 1995 forward are adjusted to reflect changes in fat basis and skim-solids basis conversions and changes in the products used for the aggregate stocks estimates. Documentation of the changes is available at www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/dairy-data/documentation.

  • China corn feeding and stocks were revised from 2013/14 through 2015/16. Feed and residual use was lowered by a total of 28.0 million metric tons and FSI consumption was raised 4.0 million metric tons. Lower feed and residual use is the result of higher imports and consumption of alternative feedstuffs reflecting relatively high domestic corn prices. China corn ending stocks were raised nearly 23.8 million metric tons for 2015/16.

    Estimates of Brazil corn feeding and stocks were revised for the years 2006/07 through 2011/12. Feed and residual use was raised by a total of 5.0 million metric tons during those years and stocks were lowered by a total of 5.0 million metric tons.

  • The U.S. Wheat Supply and Use Table on page 11 and the U.S. Feed Grain and Corn Supply and Use Table on page 12 were reformatted to delete “CCC Inventory, Free Stock and Outstanding Loans".

  • Changes to the WASDE included: On pages 20 and 21 in the World Coarse Grain Supply and Use table, Brazil was moved from “Selected Other” to “Major Exporters.” On pages 22 and 23, in the World Corn Supply and Use table, Brazil was moved from “Selected Other” to “Major Exporters.” On page 28, in the World Soybean Supply and Use table, Paraguay was listed separately under “Major Exporters,” and Uruguay was included in the “Major Exporters” total.

  • Changes to the WASDE included: The “CCC Net Removals” subcategories under Fat Basis Use and Skim-solid Basis Use were changed to “CCC Donations.” The category for “CCC product net removals” for butter, cheese, nonfat dry milk and whole milk powder was eliminated.

  • Change in the Mexico Sugar Table

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    Five-area monthly weighted average direct slaughter steer prices negotiated, total, all grades, are available from April 2010 back to April 2001. (XLS, PDF)

    U.S. commercial imports for dairy products are adjusted to include additional tariff lines back to 2004. (XLS, PDF)