Canada breaks oilseeds and grains export record despite canola decrease
August 29, 2018
Despite a dip in canola exports, Canada has registered a new record for exports of its major grains and oilseeds in the 2017/18 season.
According to the Canadian Grain Commission, Canada exported a total of 41.9M tonnes of oilseeds and grains in 2017/18, up from the 41.6M tonnes exported in the year before, wrote World Grain on 6 August.
Canola exports fell from 10.9M tonnes to 10.2M tonnes during the season, but Canada nonetheless registered the second largest canola crop on record.
The decline in canola trade was compensated for by a significant increase in wheat and barley exports, which grew from 14.6M tonnes to 16.2M tonnes and from 1.4M tonnes to 1.9M tonnes, respectively.