Bulk Pea Clearances Improve in September

WINNIPEG - Nov 7/18 - SNS -- The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 342,200 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.

This lifted bulk export loadings for field peas to 409,500 MT so far this marketing year, down 39% from the 669,000 loaded during the same period in the previous marketing year.

Movement during the month was roughly four times greater from the 67,300 MT shipped the previous month but down 40% from the 574,100 MT shipped the same month last year.