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Domestic Canola Usage Revised Down, but Still Up on Year

Domestic canola demand remained well ahead of exports in the latest Canadian Grain Commission report for the week ended Jan. 12, but revisions to data show that the crush pace is not quite as active as reported earlier in the month.
 
The original data for the week ended Jan. 5 showed domestic canola disappearance of 4.8 million tonnes for the 2019/20 crop-year-to-date, up about 1 million tonnes above the year-ago level and above the 3.7 million tonnes of canola exported during the same timeframe.
 
As processing usually makes up the majority of the ‘domestic disappearance’ line, industry participants questioned whether or not the crush pace was really that far ahead on the year. The CGC later confirmed that reporting errors skewed the data, and provided revisions in the report released Jan. 16.
 
With the revisions, total domestic disappearance as of week 23 of the crop year now comes in at 4.7 million tonnes, still 700,000 tonnes ahead of the previous year’s pace.
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