Bulk Pea Clearances Start Slow

WINNIPEG - Oct 10/18 - SNS -- The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 67,300 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 August.

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 bulk export loadings finished the 2017-18 marketing year down 38% from the 3.347 million MT loaded the previous marketing year.

Movement during the month was down 67% from 201,800 MT hipped the previous month and down 28% from the 94,900 MT shipped the same month last year.