Grain Statistics Weekly restored with refreshed data

WINNIPEG, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Grain Statistics Weekly now contains a complete set of summary tables, including terminal receipts and shipments for each week as of August 1, 2013. The statistics are available at www.grainscanada.gc.ca

Statistics for all weeks since August 1, 2013 have been refreshed to reflect the improved integrity of data reported by licensees. Improvements in content include:

  • More commodities, not just major grains. Soybeans, lentils and mustard seed have been added.
  • Exports by grain and major grades
  • Detailed dispositions from primary and process elevators
  • Imported grains by country of origin
  • Less stratified and summarized data which is easier to access and apply according to the user's individual needs

The Canadian Grain Commission has worked on changes to Grain Statistics Weekly over the past few months since amendments to the Canada Grain Act came into effect on August 1, 2013. Grain handling data is now collected and compiled differently. Previously collected by grain accounting systems, statistics on terminal elevator receipts, shipments and week-ending stocks are reported by licensed companies.

"Changing the method of data collection and resolving data integrity issues with licensed terminal elevators have taken a few months. We'd like to thank our users for being so patient during the process," said Anh Phan, Chief Statistician.

About the Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency for establishing and maintaining Canada's grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers' rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.


Related information
Grain Statistics Weekly http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/statistics-statistiques/gsw-shg/gswm-mshg-eng.htm

 

SOURCE: Canadian Grain Commission

For further information:

Anh Phan
Chief Statistician
Canadian Grain Commission
Telephone: 204-983-2739
Email: anh.phan@grainscanada.gc.ca


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