WINNIPEG, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - According to the Canadian Grain
Commission's year to date data, exports of Western Canadian grain are
higher in comparison with data from the same time last year and the
5-year average. The volume of grain shipped by producer cars is also
higher than at the same time last year.
"This year, producers in Western Canada saw record yields. So while our
data shows that grain is moving to export at a faster pace, this year,
it feels like it's taking a lot longer to empty the bins," explains
Elwin Hermanson, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission.
As of Nov. 24, 2013, 5.1 million tonnes of wheat and 2.3 million tonnes
of canola have been exported this crop year. The 5-year average for
exports of wheat by week 16 of the crop year is 3.9 million tonnes. For
canola, the 5-year average for exports of canola is 1.8 million tonnes.
So far, 2013 exports compared to the 5-year average have seen a 31%
increase in wheat exports and a 28% increase in canola exports.
As of Nov. 24, 2013, Western Canadian producers shipped 105 700 tonnes
of wheat and 5 500 tonnes of canola to terminal elevators by producer
car. In the 2012-13 crop year, producers shipped 64 600 tonnes of wheat
and 5 300 tonnes of canola to terminal elevators by this same time.
The Canadian Grain Commission publishes data on grain handling in Canada
in Grain Statistics Weekly. This publication is available on the
Canadian Grain Commission's web site, www.grainscanada.gc.ca.
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.
Grain Statistics Weekly -- http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/statistics-statistiques/gsw-shg/gswm-mshg-eng.htm
SOURCE: Canadian Grain Commission
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