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Grain Performance - 2016 -17 crop year

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CP is well-positioned and ready to move this year’s western Canadian grain crop, which is forecast to be significantly bigger than the five-year average. CP is calling on all supply chain partners to work collaboratively to continue moving record amounts of grain, as CP did during 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 crop-years.

CP has also sent a letter to the federal ministers of transportation and agriculture outlining preparation for the crop year and calling for supply chain collaboration.

Read the letter h​ere

Working in close collaboration with Canadian government officials, CP has been developing a system that will allow for open and transparent sharing of information to government on its grain movements. In addition to the information being shared with Transport Canada, CP is voluntarily launching a weekly supply chain scorecard. The scorecard outlines CP's performance for the previous grain week and includes, when necessary, detailed information on any internal or external factors affecting grain movement. The scorecard includes movements of Western Canadian grain and grain products consistent with those required by the minimum mandate legislation of 2013-14, as well as movements of soybeans and other non-regulated principal field crops.

Supply Chain Scorecard for Week 46


​Thunder Bay​Vancouver​Eastern Canada​Western Canada​​US Destinations​Total
​​Metric Tonnes​​​​
​​Week 46, June 11 - 17117,327
​339,914
15,402
5,245
109,313
587,201
  • Shipments increased by 17.5% from the previous week
  • Shipments are down 1% in the crop-year to date compared with the same period a year earlier.  The four-week rolling average was 20% higher than last year's record-setting pace
​Week 45, June 4 - 10103,513
322,431
5,990
5,215
62,650
499,799
  • Shipments increased by 3% from the previous week
  • Shipments are down 2% in the crop-year to date compared with the same period a year earlier.  The four-week rolling average was 11% higher than last year's record-setting pace
​​​Week 44, May 28 - June 3104,385
297,626
6,142
2,079
​74,298
​484,530
  • Shipments increased by 34% from the previous week
  • Shipments are down 2%  in the crop-year to date compared with the same period a year earlier.  The four-week rolling average was 14% higher than last year's record-setting pace
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​CP’s Performance to 2013-14 Crop Year, including Week 46



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  • In the 2013/14 crop year, CP moved 16% more carloads of grain than the previous record set in 2008/09
  • In 2014/15 crop year CP set a new record for grain movement
  • 2015/16 crop year was flat vs crop year 2014/15 
  • Weak demand to begin 2016/17 crop year, strong performance beginning Week 7

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