Bulk Pea Movement Jumps in April

WINNIPEG - May 30/18 - SNS -- The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 177,800 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 April.

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 57% from the 418,200 MT shipped the same month last year but almost triple the 57,500 MT loaded for export the previous month.

Movement so far this marketing year is down from the previous season, dropping 54% so far during the marketing year to 1.38 million MT, compared to 3.03 million the previous marketing year.