As of July 31, total stock levels for most crops were up sharply from the same date in 2013, following bumper production for many crops in that year, especially in the Prairies.

Total stocks of wheat increased 93.9% from the same date in 2013 to 9.8 million metric tonnes. This was driven by a 267.8% rise in on-farm stocks to 6.1 million tonnes, while commercial stock levels rose 9.9%. The on-farm stocks increase was led by Saskatchewan, where levels increased 2.8 million tonnes (+302.2%) to a record 3.7 million tonnes. On-farm stocks in Alberta also hit a record high (1.8 million tonnes).

Overall, total canola stocks rose 301.8% to 2.4 million tonnes as of July 31. This gain was mostly the result of a 697.8% increase in on-farm stocks to 1.4 million tonnes. Commercial stocks were up 127.2% to 927 100 tonnes.

Total stocks of barley were up 95.7% (or 940 900 tonnes) from the same date in 2013 to 1.9 million tonnes. Barley kept on farms accounted for most of the increase, with levels increasing 114.7% to 1.7 million tonnes. Meanwhile, commercial stocks rose 15.8% to 219 300 tonnes.

Total stocks of oats as of July 31 increased to 1.0 million tonnes, more than double the amount from the same date a year earlier. On-farm levels rose 153.7% to 850 000 tonnes, while commercial stocks increased 6.1%

Total stocks of principal field crops at July 31, KMT

 

2012

2013

2014

2012 to 2013,%

2013 to 2014,%

Total wheat

5 932.0

5 052.2

9 795.2

-14.8

93.9

Wheat excluding durum

4 445.9

3 900.3

7 982.2

-12.3

104.7

Durum wheat

1 486.1

1 151.9

1 813.0

-22.5

57.4

Canola

707.4

588.1

2 363.1

-16.9

301.8

Barley

1 195.4

983.4

1 924.3

-17.7

95.7

Oats

804.5

505.8

1 031.2

-37.1

103.9

Dry field peas

265.0

174.0

309.0

-34.3

77.6

Lentils

860.0

307.0

169.0

-64.3

-45.0

Flaxseed

136.7

70.8

100.0

-48.2

41.2

Rye

24.6

46.1

49.2

87.4

6.7