Grain Supply Chain Dashboard: Real-time Grain Movement by Rail

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Statistics Canada is proud to release the Grain Supply Chain Dashboard: Real-time Grain Movement by Rail. This interactive map displays the daily movement of grain, detailing estimates of tonnage flows per unit of time, along segments of the railway network, stations, and ports.

This initiative is part of a broader effort by Statistics Canada to provide real-time statistical information about issues affecting supply chains in Canada.

The interactive dashboard will be updated on a daily basis (with a one-day lag). The dashboard brings together data from multiple sources and displays three main indicators; number of cars entering, en route, and exiting at the corridor level; car's daily last known station; and 48-hour or more dwelling time of cars.

The Grain Supply Chain Dashboard has been developed in partnership with the Ag Transport Coalition.

Note to readers

The Grain Supply Chain Dashboard relies on real-time data providing information on the movement of Canadian grains by rail. More specifically, the number of cars in corridors and cars unloaded at destinations shows the total daily number of cars in all major corridors, as well as loads released at final destinations per corridor.

Each car's last known location is recorded each day and displayed at the train station level.

When a car is idle at a train station for more than 48 hours that car is categorized as dwelling. Each train station shows how many cars are currently dwelling there each day.

Due to the real time processing of data and differences between the methodologies, metrics presented may have marginal discrepancies with aggregate figures from original sources.

The methodological paper ''Real-Time Grain Movement by Rail'' (23260002) is also available.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; or Media Relations (

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