Commercial Stocks of Corn and Soybeans Survey

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The purpose of this survey is to collect data on commercial stocks of raw unprocessed corn for grain, and soybeans, stored in your operation’s elevators. This survey gathers information on stocks intended for use by your operation or intended for sale to grain or oilseed processing operations for human or animal consumption or for industrial use.

The estimates produced will be used in national supply-disposition analyses to verify production and farm stocks. The data are also used by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and by grain analysts in the public and private sectors.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:

This is a survey with three reference periods: from September 1 to December 31 (to the end of the calendar year), from September 1 to March 31 (to the end of the fiscal year) and from September 1 to August 31 (to the end of the crop year).

From September 1 to December 31, 2018: from December 20, 2018, to January 18, 2019

From September 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019: from March 20 to April 18, 2019

From September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019: from August 16 to September 18, 2019

From September 1 to December 31, 2019: from December 20, 2019, to January 20, 2020

Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire, paper questionnaire, and telephone interview
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
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    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

    By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

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    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To reduce response burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

    Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

    For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

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    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about:

    • agriculture
    • crops and horticulture
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    Published data

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    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • Questionnaires (for your information)
  • Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 3464


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