Canadian grain deliveries during October mostly higher

WINNIPEG – Deliveries of major grains in Canada during October witnessed several gains compared to a year ago, according to the latest report from Statistics Canada (StatCan) released on Nov. 24.

All grain deliveries for October 2022 exceeded 5.43 million tonnes, for a 19.3 per cent increase from the previous October.

During last month, total wheat deliveries were nearly 2.64 million tonnes, up 32.3 per cent from October 2021. When excluding durum, wheat deliveries were just short of 2.09 million tonnes, up 28.2 per cent from a year ago.

Canola deliveries were higher from October to October, rising 16.0 per cent at slightly below two million tonnes.

At more than 240,000 tonnes of oats and almost 532,000 tonnes of barley, deliveries of the two dipped in October by 2.1 and 1.8 per cent respectively compared to a year ago. The largest decline in deliveries percentagewise came in flax, falling 65.9 per cent at slightly under 16,000 tonnes.

Deliveries of Major Grains October 2022 (Figures are in metric tonnes. Source: Statistics Canada)

Crop               Oct 2021      Oct 2022      Diff(%)

All Grains         4,556,389     5,433,921     +19.3

Total Wheat        1,992,199     2,636,308     +32.3

Wheat (no durum)   1,629,516     2,088,827     +28.2

Durum                362,683       547,480     +51.0

Oats                 245,285       240,047      -2.1

Barley               541,562       531,897      -1.8

Rye                   13,254        17,354     +30.9

Flax                  46,880        15,980     -65.9

Canola             1,717,210     1,992,336     +16.0