Canadian canola crush running strong

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Canada’s canola crush is running slightly ahead of the year ago level, according to updated data from Statistics Canada.

With 917,992 tonnes of the oilseed crushed in November, the 2020/21 (Aug/Jul) crop-year-to-date total of 3.465 million tonnes compares with the 3.309 million tonnes processed during the same timeframe the previous year.

The November canola crush marked the second-largest monthly total on record, with the record of 931,060 tonnes set just one month earlier in October 2020.

Canada has produced 1.500 million tonnes of soyoil so far this marketing year, which compares with 1.441 million through the first four months of 2019/20.

The country’s soybean crush is also up slightly on the year. A total of 148,652 tonnes of soybeans were processed in November, taking the 2020/21 total to 583,759 tonnes. That compares with 573,953 in 2019/20.

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