Total Canadian Potato Storage Holdings on March 1 in Eastern Canada are 0.8% above their three- year average. PEI holds the largest inventory of potatoes with stocks similar to 2018 and 2017.
In Western Canada, BC stocks are 17% below their 3-yr. average. Manitoba holdings are 13.4% below their 3-yr. average.
Fresh Holdings are 1% or 90,000 hundred weight above the 3-yr. average, with 8.8 million hundred weight in storages on March 1st.
Processing Holdings on March 1 are down 2.8% below the 3-yr. average at 33.5 million hundred weight. Potatoes available for chipstock appear to be higher in Quebec and Ontario (7.2%).