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2013-11-27Data

USDA FAS Production, Supply and Distribution data now available

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service's Production, Supply and Distribution (PSD) data has been added to Macrobond.

Macrobond is happy to announce that we have expanded our database with the addition of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service's Production, Supply and Distribution (PSD) data. This data set contains current and historical official USDA data on production, supply and distribution of agricultural commodities for the United States and key producing and consuming countries and consists of 27 000 active annual frequency series together with 9 000 discontinued reference series.

The international portion of the data is updated with input from agricultural attachés stationed at U.S. embassies around the world, FAS commodity analysts and country and commodity analysts with the Economic Research Service (ERS). The U.S. domestic component is updated with input from analysts in FAS, ERS, the National Agricultural Statistical Service and the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Data is released throughout the year once or twice per month with each update covering a portion of the total data set. Data on major commodities from significant countries are updated multiple times per year while other parts of the database are updated only when new information becomes available. To view a schedule of past and upcoming releases please visit: http://www.fas.usda.gov/psdonline/psdSchedule.aspx

The data has been integrated in the existing Tree structure for each country making the series available in Foreign Trade in the Trade category, Agricultural Production in the Production category and Stock Levels/Inventories and Consumption in the Commodities & Energy category. There is also an aggregated view available in Economics - by source > U.S. Department of Agriculture > USDA Production, Supply and Distribution (PSD).