For 2018-19 , production in Canada is estimated to decrease by 9% to 3.7 million tonnes (Mt) as lower harvested area, particularly in Alberta, was partly offset by higher yields. Alberta and Saskatchewan are each expected to account for 1.8 Mt of the dry pea production, with the remainder of the production in Manitoba, British Columbia and Eastern Canada. Supply is expected to be similar to last year at 4.4 Mt. Exports are forecast to decrease to 2.8 Mt, with China, the US and Bangladesh expected to be Canada’s top three markets. Carry-out stocks are forecast to rise despite expectations for a rise in domestic use. The average price is expected to be lower than 2017-18, particularly for yellow pea types.
During the month of September, Saskatchewan green and yellow pea farmgate prices rose $15/t each. Green dry peas prices are currently at a $65/t premium to yellow dry peas compared to last year when green pea prices were a $40/t premium to yellow peas.
|Seeded Area||Thousand Hectares||1733||1656||1462|
|Harvested Area||Thousand Hectares||1677||1642||1428|
|Yield||Tonnes Per Hectares||2.88||2.5||2.62|
|Total Supply||Thousand Tonnes||5041||4424||4400|
|Total Domestic Use||Thousand Tonnes||798||690||900|
|Carry-out Stocks||Thousand Tonnes||300||650||700|