Canadian Wheat Stocks Tighter Than Year-Ago

September 7, 2012 06:09 AM
 

As of July 31, Statistics Canada reports total stocks of wheat, barley and canola were down from the same date in 2011, while total stocks of oats increased.

Total wheat stocks decreased 18.1% to 5.9 million metric tons (MMT), mostly the result of a decline of 890,500 MT (-33.3%) in on-farm stocks. Total canola stocks fell 64.1% to 787,700 MT, as of July 31. This was mostly the result of on-farm stocks, which were down 81.0% to 225,000 tonnes, the lowest level since 2004.

Total stocks of principal field crops at July 31
  2010 2011 2012 2010 to 2011 2011 to 2012
  thousands of tonnes % change
Total wheat 7 829 7 176 5 879 -8.3 -18.1
Wheat excluding durum 5 121 5 592 4 442 9.2 -20.6
Durum wheat 2 708 1 583 1 438 -41.5 -9.2
Barley 2 583 1 441 1 222 -44.2 -15.2
Oats 1 170 769 817 -34.3 6.2
Canola 2 688 2 198 788 -18.2 -64.1
Lentils 38 750 788 1,873.7 5.1
Dry field peas 900 535 276 -40.6 -48.4
Flaxseed 289 194 141 -32.9 -27.3
Mustard seed 80 125 88 56.3 -29.6
Rye 139 51 20 -63.3 -60.8
Canary seed 69 30 17 -56.5 -43.3
Chick peas 20 22 12 10.0 -45.5
Sunflower seed 42 29 6 -31.0 -79.3

 


 

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