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The Daily


Thursday, April 24, 2008
March 2008

Oilseed processors crushed a monthly record of 374 283 metric tonnes of canola in March. Oil production totalled 157 355 metric tonnes in March, while meal production amounted to 228 661 metric tonnes.

The amount of canola crushed since the beginning of the crop year also reached a record, at 2 811 169 metric tonnes. The previous August-to-March high had been 2 394 274 metric tonnes in 2006/2007.

Available on CANSIM: table 001-0005.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 3404.

The March 2008 issue of Cereals and Oilseeds Review (22-007-XIB, free) will be available in May.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Client Services (toll-free 1-800-465-1991; agriculture@statcan.gc.ca), Agriculture Division.