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Pork Bellies



Pork Bellies from 1970, 200 day exponential average in red and 200 day ROC (rate of change) in green.
 
Pork Bellies Futures - The Blue line is a Donchian channel, red line is a 5 day exponential average, green line is a 20 day exponential average. Vertical green bars MACD (Moving average convergence divergence) 5 and 20.
 
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7/15/11 CME will be delisting frozen pork bellies futures and options” effective Monday 7/17/2011 (Rest in peace PB, you’ll be remembered fondly for some excellent trades over the last 40 years).
11/20/09 The USDA said there were 37.0 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage on October 31st, up 71% YoY. Frozen pork supplies totaled 520 million pounds, down 1% YoY.
8/24/09 The USDA said that there were 60.2 million pounds of frozen pork bellies in storage up 4% YoY
7/23/09 The USDA said that there were 579 million pounds of frozen pork in storage, up 9% YoY
Frozen bellies totaled 76.4 million pounds, up 3% YoY
6/23/09 The USDA said there were 79.1 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage, down 9.5% YoY.
4/22/09 The USDA said there were 593.2 million pounds of frozen pork in inventory, down 10% YoY.
The USDA said there were 73.3 million pounds of frozen bellies in inventory, down 26% YoY
8/22/08 The USDA said there were 492.2 million pounds of frozen pork in storage on July 31st, up 8% YoY. Frozen pork bellies totaled 59.2 million pounds, up 87% YoY.
7/22/08 The USDA said there were 75.4 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage in June - up 60% YoY. Frozen pork rose 11% YoY.
9/21/07 The USDA said there were 457.9 million Lbs of frozen pork in storage on August 31st, up 10% YoY. Frozen bellies totaled 22.7 million pounds, up 90% YoY.
6/23/07 There were 57.2 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage, down 3% YoY.
11/21/06 The USDA said  bellies totaled 16.6 million pounds, up 5.6% YoY
10/20/06 The USDA said frozen bellies in storage were 10.25 million pounds, down 27% YoY.
7/21/06 The USDA said there were 52.5 million pounds of frozen pork bellies in cold storage on June 30th, down 26% YoY.
4/21/06 The USDA said there were 67.8 million pounds of frozen pork bellies in storage, down 17% YoY.
2/21/06 The USDA said that, on January 31st, there were 61.3 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage, down 3% YoY. Frozen pork totaled 528.5 million pounds, up 6% YoY.
12/21/05  The USDA said that there were 28.7 million pounds of frozen pork bellies in storage as of November 30th, down 16% YoY.
10/21/05 The USDA said that on September 30th, there were 13.99 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage, up 23%
08/22/05 The USDA said there were 50.2 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage, up 115% YoY. Frozen pork inventories totaled 446 million pounds, up 21% YoY.
07/22/05 The USDA said that there were 70.5 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage on June 30th, up 90% from a year ago -- less than expected.
05/22/05 The USDA said there were 81.7 million pounds of frozen pork bellies in storage, up 97% from a year ago.
The USDA said that there were 81.3 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage, up 62% from a year ago.
02/22/05 The USDA said that there were 63.5 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage on January 31st, up 0.7% from a year ago. Frozen pork inventories totaled 499 million pounds, down 1% from a year ago.
01/24/05 After the close, the USDA said that there were 56.6 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage as of December 31st, up 16% from a year ago, but less than expected.
12/21/04 The USDA said that there were 34 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage as of the end of November, up 3% from a year ago. Frozen pork totalled 431.1 million pounds, down 2% from a year ago.
10/22/04 The USDA  said that there were 11.4 million pounds of bellies in cold storage,  up 12% from a year ago. totalled 426.4 million pounds, down 2% from a year ago.
09/22/04 The USDA said that there were 15.1 million pounds of frozen bellies in cold storage on August 31st, down 16% from a year ago.
08/20/04 The USDA said that there were 23.4 million pounds of frozen bellies in cold storage, down 27% from a year ago.
07/21/04 The USDA said that there were 37.1 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage, down 15% from a year ago
04/21/04 The USDA said that there were 51.7 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage, up 20% from a year ago.
3/19/04 The USDA said that there were 57 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage, up 49% from a year ago.
2/20/04 The USDA said that there were 63.1 million pounds of frozen bellies in storage as of January 31st.
01/21/04 The USDA said that frozen bellies in storage totaled 49.0 million pounds as of December 31st, up 73% from a year ago.