WASHINGTON — Third-quarter flour production data from the North American Millers’ Association as compiled by Veris Consulting, Inc. indicated mostly modest shifts in regional flour production with a few important exceptions. In particular, Central states mills recorded a significant increase in their share of national output after falling sharply earlier in the year. The Western region recorded a matching reduction between the last two quarters. Spring wheat states held recent share gains while the Central states increased share after a number of setbacks. According to the Veris data, persistent long-run trends between the various regions were generally absent.
Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas led among individual state groups and reported state-groupings in flour production, followed by Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and Minnesota. Next came New Jersey and New York; California; Missouri; Pennsylvania and North Dakota. Ohio and Texas filled out the top 10.