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Fertilizer Shipments Survey, third quarter 2021/2022

Released: 2022-05-20

In the third quarter of the 2021/2022 fertilizer year, shipments of potash within Canada reached 812 000 tonnes, down 2.8% year over year, as a decrease in the Prairie provinces (-36.5%) more than offset an increase in the Eastern provinces (+30.8%). Meanwhile, market inventories of potash in Canada rose 24.8% to 2 186 000 tonnes on March 31, 2022 compared with the same day a year earlier.

Over the same quarter, shipments of several fertilizer products to the United States were all up, compared with the same quarter a year earlier, including ammonia (+18.1%), urea (+9.3%) and urea ammonium nitrate (+31.0%). This continued the trends observed in the first two quarters of the fertilizer year, as demand was strong south of the border.

  Note to readers

Data on the shipments, production and market inventories of fertilizer in Canada are now available for the third quarter of the 2021/2022 fertilizer year.

Shipments and production data are cumulative, compiled on a fertilizer year basis starting July 1 and ending June 30 the following year.

Data on fertilizer statistics have been revised back to the second quarter of the 2021/2022 fertilizer year.

For the latest information on the Census of Agriculture, visit the Census of Agriculture portal.

For more information on agriculture and food, visit the Agriculture and food statistics portal.

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