Total Canadian Potato Storage Holdings on February 1 are slightly above the 3-year average at 60.6 million hundred weight. British Columbia, Manitoba, and New Brunswick report decreases of stocks on hand below their 3-yr. average.
Provinces with more potatoes in storage than their 3-yr. average include, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island. Strong movement has decreased holdings in New Brunswick and British Columbia.
Fresh Holdings are 1.8% or 193,000 hundred weight above the 3-yr. average, with 10.9 million hundred weight in storages on February 1st. Fresh holdings in Eastern Canada are up 3.4% compared to their 3-yr. average and Western Canada is down 6.1% compared to their 3-yr. average.
Similar to last month, Processing Holdings on February 1 are down 0.6% below the 3-yr. average at 39.7 million hundred weight. Manitoba has the most significant decrease in available supply at 10.5% below their 3-yr. average, followed by New Brunswick at -3.2%.