Survey of Commercial Stocks of the Major Special Crops

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Confidential when completed

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from publishing any statistics which would divulge information obtained from this survey that relates to any identifiable business without the previous written consent of that business. The data reported on this questionnaire will be treated in confidence and used for statistical purpose only. The confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act are not affected by either the Access to Information Act or any other legislation.

Collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S19. Completion of this questionnaire is a legal requirement under the Statistics Act.

The purpose of this survey is to collect reliable and timely information on special crops.

The summarized data are used to validate crop production, farm stock and marketing data and to calculate the contribution of the special crops sector to the Canadian economy.

The Canadian Special Crops Association, Pulse Canada and related provincial associations and governments use the published information for policy and decision making.

The 'July 31, 2009 Stocks of Canadian Grain' will be published on September 9, 2009 on the Internet at


  1. Please report in metric tonnes.
  2. Report physical stocks held in Canada. Include stocks in-transit. Exclude any stocks held outside of Canada.
  3. Report stocks held in commercial storage facilities such as an elevator or cleaning plant. Exclude farm stocks.
  4. If you have no stocks this period, please let us know.
  5. Please return your completed questionnaire before August 4, 2009 by facsimile to 204-983-7543.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact us at (204) 983-6085.

Stocks at July 31, 2009 (metric tonnes)

  • Company owned
  • Held for farmers
  • Held for companies

For the following: Crop

  • Canary Seed (Code 100)
  • Chickpeas (Code 200)
  • Dry Field Peas (Include Feed Peas) (Code 300)
  • Lentils (Code 400)
  • Mustard Seed (Code 500)
  • Sunflower Seed (Include Sunola and other dwarf varieties) (Code 600)

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