Tighter Special Crops Stocks: Ag Canada

Reprinted from Manitoba Co-operator December 22, 2015 –Commodity News Service Canada — Canadian pulse and special crop ending stocks are forecast to be slightly tighter than earlier estimates, according to updated supply/demand tables released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Market Analysis Division late Friday, December 19.

Ag Canada pegged 2014/15 specialty crop ending stocks at 345,000 tonnes, which compares with the November estimate of 370,000 tonnes. Ending stocks for 2013/14 were pegged at 628,000 tonnes.

The seven major specialty and pulse crops are dry peas, lentils, dry beans, chickpeas, mustard seed, canaryseed and sunflower seed.

Total exports of the seven major specialty and pulse crops are expected to be 5.280 million tonnes in 2014/15, up from the last estimate of 5.200 million tonnes and 2013/14 exports of 5.237 million tonnes.

Ag Canada pegged 2014/15 (Aug/Jul) total Canadian pulse production to 6.069 million tonnes, down slightly from the November estimate of 6.110 million. In 2013/14, pulse production totalled 6.880 million tonnes.

Domestic usage for 2014/15 is expected to be 1.250 million tonnes, down slightly from last month’s projection of 1.296 million. Domestic usage for 2013/14 was at 1.809 million tonnes.