|Final CWB Stats for 2011-12 Crop Year|
|Written by Neil Billinger|
|Wednesday, 01 August 2012 15:32|
CWB reports selling 18.1 million tonnes of grain during the crop year that ended on July 31.
That includes 13 million tonnes of wheat, 3.6 million tonnes of durum and 1.1. million tonnes of barley. CWB expects to return an estimated $6.3 billion to western Canadian farmers from those sales.
Domestic millers were the top wheat customers buying 2.15 million metric tonnes. The top export markets were Mexico (1.1 million); Japan (1 million); Iraq (1 million); Colombia (853,000)
Algeria was the largest buyer of Canadian durum at 716,000 metric tonnes. Rounding out the top five are the United States (506,000); Italy (500,000); Morocco (414,000); Venezuala (347,000)
Domestic sales of malting barley accounted for 1 million metric tonnes. China was the number one export market at 362,000 metric tonnes---followed by the United States (194,000); South Africa (57,000); Mexico (21,000)
75 per cent of red spring wheat grown in 2011 was in the top two grades, which is higher than the long term average of 65 per cent.
68 per cent of durum was in the top two grades---above the normal average of 57 per cent.