Domestic Usage Report Gets a Makeover

DUR cover page with closeup of rice bowl on left and mature rice plant in field on right
Pretty impressive
Jan 13, 2020
ARLINGTON, VA -- USA Rice released the annual U.S. Rice Domestic Usage Report (DUR) today, tracking shipments and consumption of U.S. milled rice from August 2017 to July 2018.  According to the report, U.S. rice mills shipped 106.7 million cwt of rice to domestic and foreign markets, a decrease in shipments of 11 percent from one year earlier.

“This year’s report represents a significant departure from those in years past,” said Gary Reifeiss with Producers Rice Mill who is chair of the USA Rice DUR Subcommittee.  “The survey questionnaire distributed to mills was reformulated to make it easier to gather more representative and relevant industry data.  For example, for the first time value-added products and rice imported for resale are reported as separate categories.”

Graphics and data tables also were redesigned to create a more comprehensive and aesthetically pleasing document.  

Overall, the report captures 64.6 million cwt or 60.5 percent of rice shipped domestically.  Of that, 60 percent is for direct food use, and 40 percent for processed foods such as pet food, beer, saké, and snacks.

“We’re excited about the revamped DUR and its important function as an industry resource," added Reifeiss.

The report is free for USA Rice members who participated in data collection.  All others may go here to purchase a report for the reduced fee this year of $250 ($500 for non-members).

For more information, please contact Jesica Kincaid.