Crop Transition Findings and Strategy June 25 2018

United Potato Growers of Canada

Crop Transition Findings and Strategy

June 20 2018

The Crop Transition Conference in Minneapolis examined the 12 week period from July 14th to September 29, 2018 and tried to determine the shipments that would occur in each week from the US and Canada. Shipments in the early weeks would compromise old crop, weeks in the middle would be both old and new, and weeks in the end would be entirely new crop. The various weeks were then broken out into russets, reds, yellows, and round whites. Based on input from each region here are some of the observations.

Yellows

The supply of yellows in the transition period will likely take care of themselves. This is aided by good demand and a late spring in areas like Wisconsin, which will allow other areas like Kern county good movement before more volume comes in. In Canada, we wouldn’t anticipate much volume before the week of August 4th.

Reds

The situation is more complicated given the large supply of old crop coming out of the Red River Valley. Shipping data from previous years show red shipments should not exceed 175,000 cwt./week to maintain positive pricing. In the first 3 weeks of the period, the market will be shipping 250,000 cwt./week just as the first area of new crop comes on in Big Lake Minnesota. The strategy would be to presell 250 loads a week to remain profitable. Shippers will need to communicate the best way to do this. In Canada, we would expect production coming in during the week of August 18th.

Russets

The first 6 shipping weeks in the transition period are projected to be lower than the 3-year average. This is again due to a late start by Wisconsin, but also due to significant reductions in carryover in Idaho. Last year Idaho carried 2.2 million hundred weight into August. This year’s projection is less than 800,000 cwt. It takes about three weeks to fill the pipeline again so warning flags would be raised in the week of August 25th. Product will have to be sent to storage or presold in the weeks of September 8, 15, and 22nd to prevent that initial downward spiral. Those weeks also tend to coincide with a period of low demand, so the Idaho Potato Commission has stepped up with an ad campaign during harvest. In Canada, we would expect first russets coming in during the week of September 29th, so we will be handed a market based on what has happened in those weeks before.

Round Whites

The meeting did not spend a lot of time on round whites but in Canada we would anticipate new crop during the week of July 21st, but not significant volume until the weeks staring with August 11th.

Conclusion

One conclusion was clear at the end of the day. Communication is essential between shipping areas so everyone is aware of the volume being supplied to the market in those critical weeks. In summary: Know what you grow, your supply, and how it meets what the market actually needs.

 

For more information contact:

Kevin MacIsaac

Kevin@unitedpotatocanada.com

 

Alberta

Year NovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
10 yr. Avg. Disap. 1,0471,0901,3901,2931,7281,6821,783
2017-18Holdings17,35515,91614,00312,300
Disap.1,4391,9131,703
2016-17Holdings14,76513,36411,81110,4348,3735,2782,998
Disap.1,4011,5531,3772,0613,0952,280
2015-16Holdings17,15815,07313,02111,2878,5075,4473,602
Disap.2,0852,0521,7342,7803,0601,845
2014-15Holdings16,52515,12213,91212,06210,4147,5675,1353,243
Disap.1,4031,2101,8501,6482,8472,4321,892
2013-14Holdings14,97413,94512,74111,1349,8418,2275,3233,124
Disap.1,0291,2041,6071,2931,6142,9042,199
2012-13Holdings16,40813,28812,00110,5019,4037,6055,2922,886
Disap.3,1201,2871,5001,0981,7982,3132,406
2011-12Holdings12,42711,61710,0599,0237,5275,5763,6532,394
Disap.8101,5581,0361,4961,9511,9231,259
2010-11Holdings10,9149,6288,5457,1956,0504,1952,4481,255
Disap.1,2861,0831,3501,3501,8551,7471,193
2009-'10Holdings12,80811,53010,3808,8927,3505,7953,6352,198
Disap.1,2781,1501,4881,5421,5552,1601,437
2008-'09Holdings13,35211,89810,7049,3477,8935,9364,1282,615
Disap.1,4541,1941,3571,4541,9571,8081,513
2007-'08Holdings13,79013,00411,4739,7358,0156,1144,2292,522
Disap.7861,5311,7381,7201,9011,8851,707
2006-'07Holdings12,80611,65610,5059,4088,4524,9063,7130
Disap.1,1501,1511,0979563,5461,1933,713
2005-'06Holdings12,97211,81210,8519,2718,3046,6444,9883,108
Disap.1,1609611,5809671,6601,6561,880
2004-'05Holdings12,03311,11110,3339,5167,8906,3134,5972,717
Disap.9227788171,6261,5771,7161,880
2003-'04Holdings13,55512,72511,3929,8568,3236,8114,6812,340
Disap.8301,333 1,5361,5331,5122,1302,341
2002-'03Holdings9,6528,5467,3356,1494,8283,540 1,774658
Disap.1,1061,2111,1861,3211,2881,7661,116
2001-'02Holdings11,0869,9069,0717,0475,6144,2532,4241,136
Disap.1,1808352,0241,4331,3611,8291,288
2000-'01Holdings9,0768,0796,8695,4684,4543,2631,985535
Disap.9971,2101,4011,0141,1911,2781,450
1999-'00Holdings8,2797,3996,7025,5434,6393,3541,797858
Disap.8806971,1599041,2851,557939
Average Holdings11,660 10,6149,5248,1346,841 5,1133,4321,649

British Columbia

Year NovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
10 yr. Avg. Disap.160175117139193215124
2017-18Holdings816618481361
Disap.198137120
2016-17Holdings97677365150528815931
Disap.203122146217129128
2015-16Holdings8566475254092186217
Disap.20912211619115645
2014-15Holdings9417866164693581766016
Disap.15517014711118211644
2013-14Holdings1,0068646564953692454714
Disap.14220816112612419833
2012-13Holdings1,1339187085814602648015
Disap.21521012712119618465
2011-12Holdings1,09388471058045428011731
Disap.20917413012617416386
2010-11Holdings5113482211821609716
Disap.16312739226381
2009-'10Holdings1,1019567286045222589718
Disap.1452281248226416179
2008-'09Holdings1,0349047015904492678624
Disap.13020311114118218162
2007-'08Holdings1,2249347736895482209222
Disap.2901618414132812870
2006-'07Holdings1,1781,05786976666844221461
Disap.12118810398226228153
2005-'06Holdings1,089912721636493275920
Disap.1711918514321818392
2004-'05Holdings1,013899721573502273970
Disap.1141781487122917697
2003-'04Holdings1,1921,05588077065942514221
Disap.137175110111234283121
2002-'03Holdings1,2621,1009137916855002127
Disap.162187122106185288205
2001-'02Holdings1,1951,06490274262342319033
Disap.131162160119200233157
2000-'01Holdings1,22299084573349546820720
Disap.23214511223827261187
1999-'00Holdings1,03092275862640730711517
Disap.10816413221910019298
Average Holdings1,14498480869255336014521

Manitoba

Year NovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
10 yr. Avg. Disap.1,4061,6241,6261,5911,7361,8602,210
2017-18Holdings15,624
13,58911,88510,977
Disap.2,035 1,704908
2016-17Holdings16,04414,73013,07511,4589,8107,7744,462
Disap.1,3141,6551,6171,6482,0363,312
2015-16Holdings16,111 14,88613,45911,93810,3306,9715,103
Disap.1,2251,4271,5211,6083,3591,868
2014-15Holdings15,01513,37212,95011,1589,5457,5834,9593,450
Disap.1,6434221,7921,6131,9622,6241,509
2013-14Holdings17,30516,01515,02013,47511,7399,4727,0414,334
Disap.1,2909951,5451,7362,2672,4312,707
2012-13Holdings16,54215,26013,42911,70110,1938,6705,4592,988
Disap.1,2821,8311,7281,5081,5233,2112,471
2011-12Holdings13,89212,23610,7249,0657,4195,7123,2831,622
Disap.1,656 1,5121,6591,6461,7072,4291,661
2010-11Holdings14,64913,15311,92210,2678,9747,3915,7403,449
Disap.1,496 1,2311,6551,2931,5831,6512,291
2009-'10Holdings16,24214,916 13,282 11,483 9,6747,9975,4563,507
Disap.1,3261,6341,799 1,8091,677 2,5411,949
2008-'09Holdings17,29615,35314,21212,17111,0009,0877,1614,733
Disap.1,9431,1412,0411,1711,9131,9262,428
2007-'08Holdings18,29516,91615,29813,47111,4769,9427,4874,135
Disap.1,3791,6181,8271,995 1,5342,4553,352
2006-'07Holdings17,27816,47113,95412,74111,0599,4007,5104,269
Disap.8072,5171,2131,6821,6591,8903,241
2005-'06Holdings12,16411,1069,7888,5187,5316,1774,9143,340
Disap.1,0581,3181,2709871,3541,2631,574
2004-'05Holdings19,48418,46016,13614,45812,51610,6008,6716,603
Disap.1,0242,3241,6781,9421,9161,9292,068
2003-'04Holdings20,85719,23017,60815,78314,00611,7909,8147,713
Disap.1,6271,6221,8251,7772,2161,976 2,101
2002-'03Holdings15,42813,74011,93210,4628,9007,2955,720 3,917
Disap.1,6881,8081,4701,5621,6051,575 1,803
2001-'02Holdings14,70613,32612,02810,3758,9837,3225,3313,658
Disap.1,3801,2981,6531,3921,6611,9911,673
2000-'01Holdings15,79214,20312,98311,4869,9288,2356,3084,231
Disap.1,5891,2201,4971,5581,6931,9272,077
1999-'00Holdings12,53110,9649,5907,8035,9644,1532,481699
Disap.1,5671,3741,7871,8391,8111,6721,782
Average Holdings16,38314,97713,35311,72710,1368,4006,5404,330

New Brunswick

Year NovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
10 yr. Avg. Disap.1,3661,2221,1601,0911,2281,5322,553
2017-18Holdings12,747 11,67110,3809,580
Disap.1,076 1,291800
2016-17Holdings9,724 9,0277,8036,6855,4954,2171,716
Disap.697 1,2241,1181,1901,2782,501
2015-16Holdings11,801 10,7509,7068,5257,4235,4792,801
Disap.1,051 1,0441,1811,1021,9442,678
2014-15Holdings11,537 10,5549,6118,4907,4266,2705,1472,708
Disap.983 9431,1211,0641,1561,1232,439
2013-14Holdings11,089 9,9439,0707,8486,7845,7444,6162,176
Disap.1,146 8731,2221,0641,0401,0982,440
2012-13Holdings11,443 10,2779,5338,2997,2266,1254,7622,351
Disap.1,166 74413141,0731,1011,3632,411
2011-12Holdings9,307 8,1267,2606,2175,1024,1642,990653
Disap.1,181 8661,0431,1159381,174 2,337
2010-11Holdings13,701 12,47911,38810,1839,0087,7166,373 4,005
Disap.1,2221,0911,2051,1751,2921,3432,368
2009-'10Holdings12,74611,41310,5858,8887,5636,3045,0312,477
Disap.1,3338281,6971,3251,2591,2732,554
2008-'09Holdings12,33510,7879,7088,3556,9445,6744,1442,838
Disap.1,5481,0791,3531,4111,2701,5301,306
2007-'08Holdings13,12911,98710,8609,6508,6947,8665,4842,767
Disap.1,1421,1271,2109568282,3822,717
2006-'07Holdings15,40114,36313,44312,40311,35010,0278,7126,488
Disap.1,0319201,0401,0531,3231,3152,224
2005-'06Holdings13,02112,08111,16310,1889,2227,9846,7581,058
Disap.9409189759661,2381,2265,700
2004-'05Holdings14,03911,6529,2258,0427,1065,9594,8032,336
Disap.2,3872,4271,1839361,1471,1562,467
2003-'04Holdings12,76911,30610,4809,4958,3066,8815,0862,657
Disap.1,4638269851,1891,4251,7952,429
2002-'03Holdings13,47312,39211,0759,8578,8857,6295,9643,551
Disap.1,0811,3171,2189721,2561,6652,413
2001-'02Holdings11,58410,2459,1077,6566,5095,0403,4081,623
Disap.1,3391,1381,4511,1471,4691,6321,785
2000-'01Holdings12,19410,7839,6998,5777,4226,3954,9242,692
Disap.1,4111,0841,1221,1551,0271,4712,232
1999-'00Holdings11,37210,0518,6667,5996,4735,1784,0281,769
Disap.1,3211,3851,0671,1261,2951,150 2,259
Average Holdings12,93211,56510,3439,1828,0916,8635,3312,778

Nova Scotia

Year NovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
10 yr. Avg. Disap.45823834399446
2017-18HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2016-17HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2015-16HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2014-15HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2013-14HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2012-13HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2011-12HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2010-11HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2009-'10Holdings39338136430226519515165
Disap.12176237704486
2008-'09Holdings366316238200166 124776
Disap.50783834424771
2007-'08Holdings3853212942392041596411
Disap.64275535459553
2006-'07Holdings29829729624623021511879
Disap.115016159739
2005-'06Holdings3993102492321891768165
Disap.89611743 139516
2004-'05Holdings4043522702261831103434
Disap.5282444373760
2003-'04Holdings440396343310274 2459362
Disap.445333362915231
2002-'03Holdings63660926321921119312020
Disap.273464481873199
2001-'02Holdings364299298272224176220
Disap.65126484815422
2000-'01Holdings45947637033629320712245
Disap.-171063443868577
1999-'00Holdings3592842231851481296821
Disap.75613837196147
Average Holdings4113662842472121738034

Ontario

Year NovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
10 yr. Avg. Disap.529823609571652659638
2017-18Holdings5,302 4,6793,900 3,188
Disap.623
779712
2016-17Holdings4,026 3,1532,6752,2001,5301,036458
Disap.873 478475670 494578
2015-16Holdings5,2504,5903,6873,0262,2941,576835
Disap.660 903661732718741
2014-15Holdings5,919 5,4704,8223,8013,0842,1421,393 704
Disap.449 6481,021717942 749689
2013-14Holdings6,005 5,5714,9593,9873,2752,4211,633 791
Disap.434 612972712854788842
2012-13Holdings5,137 4,7954,1683,4712,6832,1661,384655
Disap.342 627697780517782729
2011-12Holdings4,934 4,3053,5362,9292,2691,6711,091413
Disap.629 769607660598580 678
2010-11Holdings6,107 5,4014,2433,3252,6562,0111,207616
Disap.706 1,158918669 645804 591
2009-'10Holdings6,1095,3414,0933,2732,6141,842976525
Disap.7681,248820659772866451
2008-'09Holdings6,0655,1594,0313,2312,5781,777979474
Disap.9061,128800653801798505
2007-'08Holdings3,8853,5852,7962,2541,7441,167747 273
Disap.300 789542510577420 474
2006-'07Holdings4,9074,5633,9623,1702,6241,9081,093 356
Disap.344601792546716815737
2005-'06Holdings4,4723,9343,0582,6172,1441,6311,048402
Disap.538876441473513583646
2004-'05Holdings5,6015,2794,1873,4672,7791,9831,349535
Disap.3221,092720688796634814
2003-'04Holdings5,9615,6074,5543,7813,1982,4451,749947
Disap.3541,053773583753 696802
2002-'03Holdings4,8884,1333,5072,9462,3881,7951,109536
Disap.755626561558593686573
2001-'02Holdings4,7094,0203,2902,7282,1561,415750241
Disap.689730562572741665509
2000-'01Holdings4,4963,8863,2922,8012,1351,6381,071588
Disap.610594491666497567483
1999-'00Holdings4,8004,3253,5893,1822,7252,1921,467629
Disap.475736407457533725838
Average Holdings4,9784,449
3,6273,0182,4471,7951,136498

Prince Edward Island

Year NovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
10 yr. Avg. Disap.2,2192,1242,3992,5722,5552,7014,469
2017-18Holdings19,401 17,29715,20313,262
Disap.2,104 2,0941,941
2016-17Holdings20,935 18,74416,43914,50711,8789,3615,375
Disap.2,191 2,3051,9322,6292,517 3,986
2015-16Holdings20,574 18,71716,46414,32311,7549,2715,318
Disap.1,857 2,2532,1412,5692,4833,953
2014-15Holdings23,214 20,27618,15516,04014,04911,9989,6945,825
Disap.2,938 2,1212,1151,9912,0512,304 3,869
2013-14Holdings21,653 19,57817,66315,46013,20311,0318,7464,981
Disap.2,075 1,9152,2032,2572,1722,2853,765
2012-13Holdings21,755 19,868 17,92315,86413,62011,0358,5444,784
Disap.1,887 1,9452,0592,2442,5852,491 3,760
2011-12Holdings21,663 19,58417,44315,14613,04610,6518,1984,508
Disap.2,079 2,1412,2972,1002,3952,4533,690
2010-11Holdings22,689 20,63718,65616,29414,28611,6518,9404,946
Disap.2,052 1,981 2,3622,0082,6352,7113,994
2009-'10Holdings20,57818,73216,78914,42812,5139,9187,7054,124
Disap.1,8461,9432,3611,9152,5952,2133,581
2008-'09Holdings21,55119,20017,03015,01713,07810,9128,7674,890
Disap.2,3512,1702,0131,9392,1662,1453,877
2007-'08Holdings24,26421,79119,58917,14314,68212,0869,5705,546
Disap.2,4732,2022,4462,4612,5962,5164,024
2006-'07Holdings26,58724,16221,97119,41317,01514,35311,5486,883
Disap.2,4252,1912,5582,3982,6622,8054,665
2005-'06Holdings23,62421,34519,15116,98014,88112,3939,9795,754
Disap.2,2792,1942,1712,0992,4882,414 4,225
2004-'05Holdings26,00123,87721,74019,42916,84114,10911,2285,779
Disap.2,1242,1372,3112,5882,7322,8815,449
2003-'04Holdings25,06523,00320,99218,48316,05413,31610,7415,756
Disap.2,0622,0112,5092,4292,7382,5754,985
2002-'03Holdings25,94123,56121,14718,56016,03913,45610,7555,939
Disap.2,3802,4142,5872,5212,5832,7014,816
2001-'02Holdings16,35714,71413,07811,1289,3547,3845,6042,214
Disap.1,6431,6361,9501,7741,9701,7803,390
2000-'01Holdings25,45323,65421,91719,14414,29111,8587,3322,974
Disap.1,7991,7372,7734,8532,4334,526 4,358
1999-'00Holdings24,88722,23519,68617,01614,35611,1798,5173,613
Disap.2,6522,5492,6702,6603,1772,662 4,904
Average Holdings23,97321,75419,63017,23114,65912,1059,4044,935

Quebec

Year NovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
10 yr. Avg. Disap.7098197987739241,2511,090
2017-18Holdings9,078 7,8986,7065,702
Disap.1,180 1,192 1,004
2016-17Holdings8,581 7,611 6,6115,6024,4083,1621,830
Disap.970 1,0001,0091,1941,2461,332
2015-16Holdings9,484 8,3737,3236,2625,1653,5792,021
Disap.1,111 1,0501,0611,0971,586 1,558
2014-15Holdings9,913 8,5367,6526,6835,7364,6753,4071,714
Disap.1,377 8849699471,0611,2681,693
2013-14Holdings9,355 8,4667,2906,3035,4884,6533,0961,812
Disap.889 1,1769878158351,5571,284
2012-13Holdings8,561 7,7406,6655,8655,0984,1302,8011,492
Disap.821 1,0758007679681,3291,309
2011-12Holdings8,588 7,6126,7066,1185,1654,1592,7431,557
Disap.976 9065889531,0061,416 1,186
2010-11Holdings8,726 7,7556,5885,9164,9513,9252,6991,504
Disap.971 1,1676729651,0261,2261,195
2009-'10Holdings8,6967,3996,5095,7184,8043,6242,4611,237
Disap.1,2978907919141,1801,1631,224
2008-'09Holdings8,4407,6566,6925,6304,9193,5852,2871,396
Disap.7849641,0627111,3341,298891
2007-'08Holdings9,2338,5897,0966,4345,2614,1992,7021,486
Disap.6441,4936621,1731,0621,4971,216
2006-'07Holdings8,1567,4796,9685,7294,6813,8102,8531,621
Disap.6775111,2391,0488719571,232
2005-'06Holdings7,2076,1875,6635,0094,4983,4392,2791,238
Disap.1,0205246545111,0591,1601,041
2004-'05Holdings8,7807,9657,0726,5495,7584,8243,0461,742
Disap.8158935237919341,7781,304
2003-'04Holdings8,0817,6777,1176,0785,3864,5462,9311,719
Disap.4045601,0396928401,6151,212
2002-'03Holdings6,9376,1735,5764,9274,3853,4662,439 1,363
Disap.7645976495429191,0271,076
2001-'02Holdings6,3335,9114,9544,1983,4852,7181,491786
Disap.4229577567137671,227705
2000-'01Holdings6,8386,0095,0424,3453,6992,8591,664864
Disap.8299676976468401,195 800
1999-'00Holdings6,6355,9075,1864,4893,5872,9762,216791
Disap.728721697902611 7601,425
Average Holdings7,6646,9556,1375,3394,5663,6422,3911,301

Saskatchewan

Year NovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
10 yr. Avg. Disap.1171001262511944311,041
2017-18HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2016-17HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2015-16HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2014-15HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2013-14HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2012-13HoldingsN/A
Disap.
2011-12Holdings1,356 1,1891,0961,038875415
Disap.167 9358163 460
2010-11Holdings1,293 1,1801,03697785565121823
Disap.113 14459122204433195
2009-'10Holdings1,6351,4051,3841,3471,28099315166
Disap.23021376728784285
2008-'09Holdings2,0231,9261,8231,6771,0458845221
Disap.97103146632161832 31
2007-'08Holdings1,4491,3971,3281,1381,049960259 54
Disap.52691908989701205
2006-'07Holdings2,2732,2152,1482,0651,9561,7021,42413
Disap.5867831092542781,411
2005-'06Holdings2,4082,2122,0561,9871,9111,8471,586 18
Disap.1961566976642611,568
2004-'05Holdings2,5422,4782,4182,3412,2372,1131,8189
Disap.6460771041242951,809
2003-'04Holdings3,2533,1103,0292,8202,7092,6032,430133
Disap.143812091111061732,297
2002-'03Holdings3,2383,0282,9182,7902,6482,3511,48023
Disap.2101101281422978711,457
2001-'02Holdings2,2202,0631,9021,8401,6861,5421,372290
Disap.157161621541441701,082
2000-'01Holdings2,1292,0241,9501,8361,7611,29562193
Disap.1057411475466674528
1999-'00Holdings1,7081,6211,5051,32330271210
Disap.871161821,02130250210
Average Holdings2,3242,2072,1081,9821,7301,5371,10665

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GRI PEI Average (2011-2014)

Fresh Weighted Average and Grower Return Index

All values are $/cwt 2010/112011/122012/132013/14*
LGWFWA$19.26$20.88$16.13$19.78
GRI$10.20$12.56$7.97$11.70
RDWFWA$17.62$18.89$15.29$19.95
GRI$9.30$11.27$7.73$12.34
REDFWA$17.96$20.28$17.16$22.20
GRI$10.12$13.04$9.89$14.92
Y/YGFWA$20.78$24.28$19.05$22.14
GRI$12.05$16.14$11.09$14.43
* as of December 31

Seed for Sale

Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia

Canada

Year NovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
Disap.9,4587,7919,1057,9959,82310,60710,684
2017-18Holdings80,33271,66862,55955,370
Disap.8,6649,1097,189
2016-17Holdings75,05067,40259,06551,39041,78130,98716,870
Disap.7,6488,3377,6759,60910,79414,117
2015-16Holdings81,23473,03664,18555,77145,69132,38519,697
Disap.8,1988,8518,41410,08013,30612,688
2014-15Holdings82,34474,11667,71858,70250,61240,41129,79517,661
Disap.8,2286,3909,0168,09010,20110,61612,134
2013-14Holdings81,38774,38267,39858,70250,69941,79230,50217,232
Disap.7,0056,9848,6968,0038,90711,29013,270
2012-13Holdings80,96972,14664,42756,28248,68239,99528,32315,172
Disap.8,8237,7198,1457,6008,68711,67213,151
2011-12Holdings73,26065,55357,53450,11641,85732,62822,07611,178
Disap.7,7078,0197,4188,2599,22910,55210,898
2010-11Holdings78,59070,58162,59954,33946,93937,54827,64115,798
Disap.8,0097,9828,2607,4009,3919,90711,843
2009-'10Holdings81,16272,85164,68556,13147,63538,25927,22015,653
Disap.8,3118,1668,5548,4969,37611,03911,867
2008-'09Holdings82,46073,00265,21156,10648,11138,28827,68116,997

PEI

Crop YearUtilizationNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
2017-18Fresh4,8764,1193,3082,609
2017-18Process12,65711,33410,0718,843
2017-18Seed1,8671,8441,8231,809
2017-18Total19,40117,29715,20313,262
2016-17Fresh5,9195,0214,1703,4242,4121,566853
2016-17Process12,88011,65710,2289,0577,4355,9544,445
2016-17Seed2,1372,0652,0412,0252,0311,84177
2016-17Total20,93518,74416,43914,50711,8789,3615,375
2015-16Fresh5,8155,1884,3883,5782,4881,644907
2015-16Process12,64111,58410,0768,7607,3285,8154,333
2015-16Seed2,1192,0152,0001,9851,9381,81179
2015-16Total20,57418,71716,46414,32311,7549,2715,318
2014-15Fresh5,9365,8115,1104,3493,5722,6991,8721,172
2014-15Process14,98312,40111,0789,7428,5507,4126,0854,634
2014-15Seed2,2942,0641,9681,9491,9271,8881,73819
2014-15Total23,21420,27618,15516,04014,04911,9989,6945,825
2013-14Fresh5,5784,7194,0173,1582,2631,394684149
2013-14Process13,77512,66411,54410,2298,9197,6756,2474,787
2013-14Seed2,3002,1952,1022,0742,0221,9611,81545
2013-14Total21,65319,57817,66315,46013,20311,0318,7464,981
2012-13Fresh6,3695,6084,8484,0033,0782,0551,284666
2012-13Process13,10612,05910,9719,8198,5437,0465,5294,115
2012-13Seed2,2812,2012,1032,0421,9991,9341,7313
2012-13Total21,75519,86817,92315,86413,62011,0358,5444,784
2011-2012Fresh6,3365,3784,4863,6252,8661,9611,249689
2011-2012Process12,67911,62710,4339,0977,9026,5315,1513,816
2011-2012Seed2,6482,5792,5242,4242,2772,1601,7984
2011-2012Total21,66319,58417,44315,14613,04610,6518,1984,508
2010-2011Fresh7,3026,4515,5294,4933,6722,6831,614855
2010-2011Process13,12011,95510,9489,7208,6006,9875,6014,091
2010-2011Seed2,2672,2322,1792,0812,0131,8911,724
2010-2011Total22,68920,63718,65616,29414,28611,5618,9404,946

New Brunswick

Crop YearUtilizationNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
2017-18Fresh2,8702,6562,4312,131
2017-18Process7,8657,0726,1015,701
2017-18Seed2,0111,9431,8491,749
2017-18Total12,74711,67110,3809,580
2016-17Fresh1,4551,287999845721370166
2016-17Process6,0495,5784,7893,9342,9772,1431,174
2016-17Seed2,2192,1622,0151,9051,7971,703375
2016-17Total9,7249,0277,8036,6855,4944,2171,716
2015-16Fresh1,8501,5921,3791,162905578443
2015-16Process7,5296,8186,1095,2654,5433,1962,359
2015-16Seed2,4222,3402,2182,0971,9761,705
2015-16Total11,80110,7509,7068,5257,4235,4792,801
2014-15Fresh2,1741,9581,7301,5351,3401,110925698
2014-15Process7,2086,5035,9055,1194,3873,5342,7731,988
2014-15Seed2,1552,0931,9751,8351,6991,6261,44921
2014-15Total11,53710,5549,6118,4907,4266,2705,1472,708
2013-14Fresh1,7241,4311,242966857716576134
2013-14Process6,8296,0515,4474,6463,8593,1392,2411,373
2013-14Seed2,5352,4612,3812,2372,0691,8891,798668
2013-14Total11,0899,9439,0707,8486,7845,7444,6162,176
2012-13Fresh2,0181,7681,6571,4711,2941,095758529
2012-13Process6,6935,9145,3304,4983,7462,9822,2491,424
2012-13Seed2,7222,5952,5462,3302,1862,0481,755398
2012-13Total11,44310,2779,5338,2997,2266,1254,7622,351
2011-2012Fresh2,0511,8731,7961,6441,4731,2761,078158
2011-2012Process5,2834,4333,5642,8262,0051,432765495
2011-2012Seed1,9721,8201,9001,7471,6241,4551,147
2011-2012Total9,3078,1267,2606,2175,1024,1642,990653
2010-2011Fresh3,0412,7572,4632,2191,9911,7311,4691,229
2010-2011Process7,1236,2925,6044,8054,1043,2822,4871,627
2010-2011Seed3,5373,4303,3213,1592,9122,7032,4171,149
2010-2011Total13,70112,47911,38810,1839,0087,7166,3734,005

Quebec

Crop YearUtilizationNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
2017-18Fresh4,3273,5002,7712,277
2017-18Process3,5753,1732,7882,348
2017-18Seed1,1761,2241,1471,077
2017-18Total9,0787,8986,7065,702
2016-17Fresh4,4093,7803,1432,6261,9641,399877
2016-17Process3,1152,7762,4572,0081,6531,259838
2016-17Seed1,0571,0561,010968790505115
2016-17Total8,5817,6116,6115,6024,4083,1621,830
2015-16Fresh4,7643,9303,3462,6882,1431,525862
2015-16Process3,7013,4242,9672,5842,1381,5951,125
2015-16Seed1,0201,0201,01199088445834
2015-16Total9,4848,3737,3236,2625,1653,5792,021
2014-15Fresh5,0124,6704,1063,5743,0062,4871,8611,101
2014-15Process3,1102,7952,4712,0381,6931,292997575
2014-15Seed1,0711,0711,0761,0711,03789654939
2014-15Total9,1938,5367,6526,6835,7364,6753,4071,714
2013-14Fresh5,2754,6843,9133,1612,6552,2131,4641,004
2013-14Process2,9872,6892,2852,0491,7651,5031,176804
2013-14Seed1,0921,0921,0921,0921,0689374574
2013-14Total9,3558,4667,2906,3035,4884,6533,0961,812
2012-13Fresh4,6674,1763,6163,0152,5391,9671,400839
2012-13Process2,9192,5882,0741,8771,6011,331998628
2012-13Seed97597597497395883241325
2012-13Total8,5617,7406,6655,8655,0984,1302,8011,492
2011-2012Fresh4,7074,1653,6323,2702,7432,1281,502946
2011-2012Process3,0282,5942,2211,9951,5781,3001,015594
2011-2012Seed85385385385384573122616
2011-2012Total8,5887,6126,7066,1185,1654,1592,7431,557
2010-2011Fresh4,7744,2363,5943,1212,4831,8821,345795
2010-2011Process3,1522,7192,1941,9951,6791,336928640
2010-2011Seed80080080080078870842570
2010-2011Total8,7267,7556,5885,9164,9513,9252,6991,504

Ontario

Crop YearUtilizationNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
2017-18Fresh1,8731,5521,199976
2017-18Process3,3063,0082,5722,086
2017-18Seed123119129126
2017-18Total5,3024,6793,9003,188
2016-17Fresh1,186808651543338238119
2016-17Process2,7262,2231,9021,5361,084737337
2016-17Seed114122122121108612
2016-17Total4,0263,1532,6752,2001,5301,036458
2015-16Fresh1,7581,4411,140864598383204
2015-16Process3,3252,9792,3781,9931,5451,089628
2015-16Seed1671701691691511043
2015-16Total5,2504,5903,6873,0262,2941,576835
2014-15Fresh2,0351,8651,5771,173945602341111
2014-15Process3,7153,4413,0642,4571,9681,4021,005578
2014-15Seed1691641811711711384715
2014-15Total5,9195,4704,8223,8013,0842,1421,393704
2013-14Fresh2,0231,8121,5211,103822524192153
2013-14Process3,8393,5813,2612,7052,2791,7351,269638
2013-14Seed14317817717917416272
2013-14Total6,0055,5714,9593,9873,2752,4211,633791
2012-13Fresh1,6111,5641,176978737519311143
2012-13Process3,3813,0882,8242,3231,7761,484970506
2012-13Seed1451431681701701631036
2012-13Total5,1374,7954,1683,4712,6832,1661,384655
2011-2012Fresh1,7431,4461,072868622363225113
2011-2012Process3,0772,7452,3361,9331,5231,221841300
2011-2012Seed1141141281281248725
2011-2012Total4,9344,3053,5362,9292,2691,6711,091413
2010-2011Fresh2,1561,8581,4571,072759496275138
2010-2011Process3,8203,4082,6562,1231,7671,390880469
2010-2011Seed131135130130130125529
2010-2011Total6,1075,4014,2433,3252,6562,0111,207616

Manitoba

Crop YearUtilizationNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
2017-18Fresh1,4051,3041,096957
2017-18Process12,62610,6929,1968,427
2017-18Seed1,5931,5931,5931,593
2017-18Total15,62413,58911,88510,977
2016-17Fresh1,2371,067895691553402203
2016-17Process13,11611,97310,4909,1067,5965,9374,260
2016-17Seed1,6901,6901,6901,6601,6601,435
2016-17Total16,04414,73013,07511,4589,8107,7744,462
2015-16Fresh1,4091,1741,009766550391264
2015-16Process12,98811,99810,7369,4598,0666,0704,839
2015-16Seed1,7141,7141,7141,7141,714510
2015-16Total16,11114,88613,45911,93810,3306,9715,103
2014-15Fresh1,4521,1631,021865735514366266
2014-15Process11,72310,36810,0898,5797,2105,8074,5433,184
2014-15Seed1,8401,8401,8401,7151,6001,26250
2014-15Total15,01513,37212,95011,1589,5457,5834,9593,450
2013-14Fresh1,4041,1701,040881758530389247
2013-14Process14,08413,02812,16310,7779,1647,6225,8973,987
2013-14Seed1,8171,8171,8171,8171,8171,320755100
2013-14Total17,30516,01515,02013,47511,7399,4727,0414,334
2012-13Fresh1,3511,144817622478330179105
2012-13Process13,46212,38811,3749,9178,5647,1904,2172,813
2012-13Seed1,7291,7291,2381,1631,1501,1501,06370
2012-13Total16,54215,26013,42911,70110,1938,6705,4592,988
2011-2012Fresh1,3661,167852759624470315193
2011-2012Process11,2349,8348,6377,0715,6364,1702,8691,429
2011-2012Seed1,2921,2351,2351,2351,1581,07299
2011-2012Total13,89212,23610,7249,0657,4195,7123,2831,622
2010-2011Fresh1,3731,141935735551386266158
2010-2011Process11,90010,6819,6568,2317,1525,9554,6403,222
2010-2011Seed1,3761,3311,3311,3011,2711,05083469
2010-2011Total14,64913,15311,92210,2678,9747,3915,7403,449

Alberta

Crop YearUtilizationNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune
2017-18Fresh879679539426
2017-18Process14,11312,93711,2009,728
2017-18Seed2,3632,3002,2642,146
2017-18Total17,35515,91614,00312,300
2016-17Fresh6835284763732128530
2016-17Process10,7429,5208,0436,8175,4644,0652,696
2016-17Seed3,3403,3163,2923,2442,6971,128272
2016-17Total14,76513,36411,81110,4348,3735,2782,998
2015-16Fresh6644953692591042820
2015-16Process14,10612,24610,3788,8766,8944,8743,538
2015-16Seed2,3882,3322,2742,1521,50954544
2015-16Total17,15815,07313,02111,2878,5075,4473,602
2014-15Fresh6675604193392431455941
2014-15Process13,16611,93510,8779,1747,7175,7054,4143,108
2014-15Seed2,6922,6272,6162,5492,4541,71766294
2014-15Total16,52515,12213,91212,06210,4147,5675,1353,243
2013-14Fresh6045194383502701808643
2013-14Process11,57510,7149,6728,2807,1115,7634,5182,972
2013-14Seed2,7952,7122,6312,5042,4602,284719109
2013-14Total14,97413,94512,74111,1349,8418,2275,3233,124
2012-13Fresh4894442722632291939947
2012-13Process13,25710,3459,2307,9227,0465,8464,5952,794
2012-13Seed2,6622,4992,4992,3162,1281,56659845
2012-13Total16,40813,28812,00110,5019,4037,6055,2922,886
2011-2012Fresh379377229180162804215
2011-2012Process9,5638,7467,6276,6635,6514,4133,4112,367
2011-2012Seed2,4852,4942,2032,1801,7141,08320012
2011-2012Total12,42711,61710,0599,0237,5275,5763,6532,394
2010-2011Fresh501480385230180902815
2010-2011Process7,9806,7285,8604,8153,8102,7151,8201,120
2010-2011Seed2,4332,4202,3002,1502,0601,390600120
2010-2011Total10,9149,6288,5457,1956,0504,1952,4481,255

British Columbia

Crop YearUtilizationNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJune 
2017-18Fresh614418289172
2017-18Process
2017-18Seed202200192189
2017-18Total816618481361
2016-17Fresh7175224062671698916
2016-17Process
2016-17Seed2592512452381197015
2016-17Total97677365150528815931
2015-16Fresh58738927817876193
2015-16Process
2015-16Seed2692582472311424314
2015-16Total8566475254092186217
2014-15Fresh5394162821651014620
2014-15Process
2014-15Seed2442392352352231254016
2014-15Total9417866164693581766016
2013-14Fresh54043225915010348141
2013-14Process
2013-14Seed2922902832702181873213
2013-14Total1,0068646564953692454714
2012-13Fresh64445027718611434111
2012-13Process
2012-13Seed2922902782692441663413
2012-13Total1,1339187085814602648015
2011-2012Fresh59843126817610845173
2011-2012Process
2011-2012Seed286279274268238156546
2011-2012Total1,09388471058045428011731
2010-2011Fresh30517259226
2010-2011Process
2010-2011Seed1661621611601549716
2010-2011Total5113482211821609716