Survey of Commercial Stocks of the Major Special Crops

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General information


The purpose of this survey is to collect reliable and timely information on stocks of special crops held in commercial elevators.

Additional information

The Canadian Special Crops Association, Pulse Canada and related provincial associations and governments use the published information for policy and decision making. Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.


Collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S19. Completion of this questionnaire is a legal requirement under the Statistics Act.


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Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act.

Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes.

Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial statistical agencies of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.

Record linkage

To enhance the data from this survey, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

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Please report stocks using the reporting period specified below your address on the first page of this questionnaire.

Please report in metric tonnes. If you have no stocks this period, please let us know.

Report physical stocks held in Canada. Report stocks held in commercial storage facilities such as an elevator or cleaning plant.

Include stocks in-transit.

Exclude any stocks held outside of Canada. Exclude farm stocks.



(metric tonnes)

CROP - Question identifier:1.

Canary Seed

  • a: Company owned
  • b: Held for farmers
  • c: Held for companies

CROP - Question identifier:2.


  • a: Company owned
  • b: Held for farmers
  • c: Held for companies

CROP - Question identifier:3.

Dry Field Peas (Include Feed Peas)

  • a: Company owned
  • b: Held for farmers
  • c: Held for companies

CROP - Question identifier:4.


  • a: Company owned
  • b: Held for farmers
  • c: Held for companies

CROP - Question identifier:5.

Mustard Seed

  • a: Company owned
  • b: Held for farmers
  • c: Held for companies

CROP - Question identifier:6.

Sunflower Seed (Include Sunola & other dwarf varieties)

  • a: Company owned
  • b: Held for farmers
  • c: Held for companies

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