New Online Tool For Finding Grain Elevator Statistics – for Aug. 2, 2010

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The Canadian Grain Commission has launched an interactive search tool on its website that offers users a way to target their searches for statistics about licensed grain elevators in Canada.

“When you use this tool, you can look for any type of grain elevator operating in your province, plus you can research historical changes in grain elevator numbers and capacity. The tool allows you to make selections according to your needs,” says chief commissioner Elwin Hermanson.

The search tool can be used to:

Find the location of any grain elevator and its capacity, starting at 2009. The user can narrow the search to a specific province, company, elevator type and railway.

Find the number of elevators and the total elevator capacity in a crop year or a range of crop years, starting at 1962. The user can narrow the search to a specific elevator type.

The search tool is not the only way to find information on the Canadian Grain Commission’s website about any licensed grain elevators in Canada. The data in the search tool is compiled and presented, along with additional data, in an annual statistical publication, Grain Elevators in Canada. The publication gives a comprehensive perspective. Posted in PDF format by crop year, the publication can be downloaded and printed.

The search tool is available at www.grainscanada.gc.ca/statistics-statistiques/geic-sgc/geicm-msgc-eng.htm.

The CGC’s online tool shows historical data, such as the decline in the number and capacity of primary elevators in Western Canada.

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ELEVATORS

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Number of Elevators

1962-63 1963-64 1964-65 1965-66 1966-67

Source: Canadian Grain Commission

1967-68

WESTERN CANADA 1962 -2010

1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95

Elevator Capacity (Tonnes)

1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 12000000

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