Bulk Pea Movement Down From Last Year

WINNIPEG - Nov 8/17 - SNS -- The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 574,100 metric tons (MT) field pea were loaded for export through licensed terminal and primary elevators which are required to report to it all grain movement in September.

The CGC data does not include exports in containers or from non-reporting terminals. It is important to recall that the CGC data may not match official export data. The CGC counts product when it is loaded to ships, while Statistics Canada bases its calculations on the bill of lading date.

The CGC reports exports are down 28% from the 794,600 MT shipped the same month last year but more than five times the 94,900 MT loaded for export the previous month.

Movement so far this marketing year is down from the previous season, dropping 42% for the first two months of the marketing year to 815,100 MT, compared to 1.42 for the same period during the previous marketing year.