Ag Canada pulse/special crop supply forecasts unchanged

The production of Canada’s major pulse and special crop supply was unchanged from the previous month, according to updated supply/demand tables released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Market Analysis Division on June 14.

All numbers from the June 14 report were unchanged from the previous report. However, Canadian producers are expected to increase seeded are for special crop and major pulses during the 2012/13 (Aug/Jul) season.

Projected ending stocks of the seven major special and pulse crops for 2012/13 (Aug/Jul) were unchanged from the May report at 1.270 million tonnes. Total pulse and special crop ending stocks for 2011/12 were estimated at 1.025 million.

The seven major specialty and pulse crops include: dry peas, lentils, dry beans, chick peas, mustard seed, canary seed and sunflower seed.  

Production of the major pulse and special crops in Canada stayed at 5.040 million tonnes in 2012/13, unchanged from the previous forecast from May 24 and up from the 2011/12 level of 4.130 million tonnes.

Exports of Canada’s special and pulse crops for 2012/13 were unchanged at 4.085 million tonnes, up from the 3.730 million expected in 2011/12.

Domestic usage in 2012/13 was expected to come in at 835,000 tonnes, which was the same figure as reported in May. Total domestic usage in 2011/12 was estimated at 1.025 million tonnes.

    

June 14 estimates for Canadian 2012/13 (Aug/Jul) and 2011/12

pulse and special crop supply and demand. In million tonnes.

Source: Agriculture and Agri Food Canada.

  

           ——-Production——-   ——-Exports——-

           2012/13  2012/13 2011/12  2012/13 2012/13 2011/12

           Jun 14   May 24           Jun 14  May 24

Dry peas    2.900    2.900   2.116    2.300   2.300   2.100

Lentils     1.450    1.450   1.532    1.200   1.200   1.100

Dry beans   0.230    0.230   0.145    0.235   0.235   0.195

Chick peas  0.200    0.200   0.091    0.095   0.095   0.050

Mustard Sd  0.105    0.105   0.125    0.120   0.120   0.125

Canary Sd   0.120    0.120   0.102    0.105   0.105   0.125

Sunflower   0.035    0.035   0.020    0.030   0.030   0.035

TOTAL       5.040    5.040   4.130    4.085   4.085   3.730  

     

        —–Domestic Usage——    —–Ending Stocks—–

         2012/13   2012/13 2011/12  2012/13  2012/13 2011/12

          Jun 14   May 24            Jun 14  May 24        

Dry peas   0.470    0.470   0.461     0.250   0.250   0.100       

Lentils    0.215    0.215   0.392     0.850   0.850   0.800       

Dry beans  0.035    0.035   0.030     0.020   0.020   0.005        

Chick peas 0.053    0.053   0.056     0.075   0.075   0.015       

Mustard sd 0.020    0.020   0.030     0.060   0.060   0.095        

Canary sd  0.010    0.010   0.013     0.010   0.010   0.005        

Sunflower  0.032    0.032   0.039     0.005   0.005   0.005        

TOTAL      0.835    0.835   1.020     1.270   1.270   1.025

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