U.S. flour production up 4% to new record

Flour production in the second quarter of 2022 totaled a record 107.407 million cwts, up 4.087 million, or 4%, from 103.32 million a year ago, according to data issued Aug. 1 by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the US Department of Agriculture.  

Second-quarter 2022 production was up 5.2% from 102.25 million cwts in the second quarter of 2020. Production in the first quarter of 2022 was 106.471 million cwts.  In the first six months of 2022, flour output aggregated a record 213.878 million cwts, up 3.3% from 206.955 million in January-June 2021. The previous high was 210.916 million cwts in January-June 2018.