Monthly Crushing Operations Survey

Grain supply of establishment, component

Grain supply refers to the measure of the of grain product availability at a specified point in time and the increase in that supply during a specified period. At national level, such increase results from cumulative imports that are added to production and opening farm and commercial stocks.

Establishment refers to the level at which accounting data required to measure production is available (principal inputs, revenues, salaries and wages). The establishment, as a statistical unit, is defined as the most homogeneous unit of production for which the business maintains accounting records from which it is possible to assemble all the data elements required to compile the full structure of the gross value of production (total sales or shipments, and inventories), the cost of materials and services, and labour and capital used in production.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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