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Grain performance for 2020-2021 crop year

Working in close collaboration with Canadian government officials, CP has developed a system that allows for open and transparent sharing of information to government on its grain movements. 

In addition to the information being shared with Transport Canada, CP voluntarily publishes 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 50


​Thunder Bay​Vancouver​Eastern Canada​Western Canada​
​US Destinations​Total
​Metric Tonnes​​​​
Week 50, July 11 - July 17
​60,759
239,817​9,236​13,923​76,259​399,995​
  • CP moved 399,995 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 50.
  • CP is currently 5% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.
  • Demand for grain hopper cars is down by 35% compared to the peak-demand seen earlier in the crop year. 
  • CP has rescinded all embargoes and continues to monitor wildfire activity closely. CP’s operations remain subject to the Ministerial Order recently issued by Transport Canada. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Week 49, July 4 - July 10
​106,096
123,596​12,664​3,115​97,598​343,069​
  • ​CP moved 343,069 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 49.
  • CP is currently 5.8% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.
  • CP’s operations are subject to a Ministerial Order recently issued by Transport Canada. CP will continue to provide updates as necessary regarding operations through the B.C. interior.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Week 48, June 28 - July 3
​134,022
198,495​9,398​3,820​91,559​437,294​
  • ​​CP moved 437,294 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 48.
  • CP is currently 6.7% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.
  • The mainline outage due to the Lytton, B.C. fire is now cleared. Our crews remain on site in the B.C. interior conducting repair work on our tracks as it is safe to do so. CP has put in place a safe and orderly startup plan for traffic to move through the site. Customers may expect delays of 72 to 96 hours from start up.​ ​ ​
​Week 47, June 21 - June 27
​166,255
​316,415
​8,257
​894
​77,610
​569,431
  • CP moved 569,431 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 47.
  • CP is currently 7.7% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date. 
  • CP continues to see approximately 25% less demand for grain shipping than in the fall peak season.​
Week 46, June 13 - June 20
​108,279
288,849​14,908​1,314​83,439​496,789​
  • CP moved 496,789 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 46.
  • CP is currently 8.2% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date. 
  • ​Demand continues to be 25% less than in the fall peak season.​ ​ ​
Week 45, June 6 - June 12
​89,741
320,648​9,048​4,203​88,337​511,977​
  • CP moved 511,977 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 45.
  • CP is currently 8.8% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.
  • Demand for grain hopper cars is down by more than 25% compared to the peak-demand seen earlier in the crop year. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Week 44, May 30 - June 5
​126,374
353,884​9,571​1,826​79,649​571,304​
  • ​CP moved 571,304 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 44.
  • CP is currently 9.6% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Week 43, May 23 - May 29
​138,280
​321,146
​8,560
​970
​85,161
​554,117
  • ​​CP moved 554,117 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 43.
  • CP is currently 9.9% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​ ​​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Week 42, May 16 - May 22
108,144
319,775
10,595
12,623
75,057
526,194
  • ​CP moved 526,194 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 42.
  • CP is currently 10.5% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​ ​​ ​ ​
Week 41, May 9 - May 15
​167,901
342,569​
9,719
5,635​75,709​​601,533
  • CP moved 601,533 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 41.
  • CP is currently 11.1% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Week 40, May 2 - May 8
​134,233
380,011​
8,478​
2,658​65,049​590,429​
  • ​CP moved 590,429 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 40.
  • CP is currently 11.8% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Week 39, April 25 - May 1
​126,515
497,842
​4,659
16,373​
63,951
709,340​
  • ​CP moved 709,340 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 39.
  • CP is currently 12.8% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.
  • Despite a slow start to the month, CP moved 2.84 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and grain products in April 2021, matching the record set in April 2020. ​ ​ 
Week 38, April 18 - April 24
​173,003
​424,968
​7,356
​455
​77,791
​683,573
  • ​CP moved 683,573 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 38.
  • CP is currently 13.3% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Week 37, April 11 - April 17
​147,981
400,409​​5,322
​530
​93,869
​648,111
  • ​CP moved 648,111 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 37.
  • CP is currently 13.9% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Week 36, April 4 - April 10
​156,360
​365,677
​35,456
​2,156
​86,513
​646,162
  • ​CP moved 646,162 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 36.
  • CP is currently 14.2% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​

​Week 35, March 28 - April 3
​131,666
​419,107
​14,824
​10,938
​89,866
​666,401
  • ​CP moved 666,401 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 35.
  • Strong grain shipping by CP customers in the first three months of 2021 resulted in a record March and first quarter. CP moved 2.86 million metric tonnes (MMT) in March and 7.14 MMT in the quarter to break the records set in 2020.
  • Including week 35, CP's movement of grain for the 2020-2021 crop year is 21.1 MMT, a 14.6% increase compared to last crop year and 19.1% ahead of the three-year average.​ ​
Week 34, March 21 - March 27
​137,065
405,081​25,657​12,813​81,526​662,142​
  • ​CP moved 662,142 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 34.
  • CP is currently 14.5% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Week 33, March 14 - March 20
​54,813
​460,845
​43,895
​606
​92,934
​653,093
  • ​CP moved 653,093 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 33.
  • CP is currently 14.5% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.
  • CP has announced that it will merge with Kansas City Southern Railroad. The transaction will provide a seamless network to accelerate the flow of grain and grain products to market, and access to grain consuming regions in Mexico, as well as to key ports on every coast of North America. More information on this is available at futureforfreight.com​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Week 32, March 7 - March 13
30,208​​500,602
​43,619
​2,931
​85,468
​662,828
  • CP moved 662,828 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 32.
  • CP is currently 14.6% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Week 31, February 28 - March 6
​14,316
​414,532
​43,214
​1,976
​79,247
​553,385
  • ​​CP moved 553,385 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 31.
  • CP is currently 14% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Week 30, February 21 - February 27
​0
​434,630
​53,755
​3,008
​106,591
​597,984
  • ​CP moved 597,984 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 30.
  • CP is currently 14.5% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date and 32% higher week-over-week as our grain handling network rebounded from the extreme cold across the prairies.
  • CP moved 2.06 MMT of Canadian grain and grain products in February, beating the record set in February 2016 by 5.9%. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Week 29, February 14 - February 20
​273
​293,208
​62,276
​604
​95,415
​451,776
  • ​CP moved 451,776 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 29.
  • CP is currently 14% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
  • CP's network is recovering from the extreme cold conditions experienced in early February. CP's network is now operating under normal winter conditions. 
Week 28, February 7 - February 13
​0
​322,857
​39,086
​995
​57,854
​420,792
  • ​CP moved 420,792 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 28.
  • CP is currently 14% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.
  • CP's winter operating plan and train length restrictions have been enacted due to the polar vortex causing extreme cold across much of CP’s network. Extreme cold weather conditions are expected to moderate soon. Customers can access Customer Station for more information.  ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Week 27, January 31 - February 6
​0
​392,735
​15,910
​9,968
​91,707
​510,320
  • ​CP moved 510,320 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 27.
  • CP is currently 15% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.
  • Due to the extreme cold from the Prairie operating region (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) to Northern Ontario, North Dakota and Minnesota, CP's winter operating plan and train length restrictions have been enacted. Customers can access Customer Station for more information.  ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Week 26, January 24 - January 30
​9,593
​379,008
​77,528
​1,689
​88,549
​556,367
  • ​​​CP moved 556,367 metric tonnes of grain and grain products in Week 26.
  • CP is currently 15% ahead of last year's volumes crop-year to date.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
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​CP’s Performance to 2020-2021 Crop Year, including Week 50

Grain scorecard performance chart for 2020-2021 Crop Year


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