Quality of western Canadian peas 2020

Production

Pea production for 2020 was estimated to be 4.6 million tonnes, which was up approximately 7.9% from 2019, and 24.5% higher than the 10-year average of 3.7 million tonnes (Table 1). The production growth was due to a 9.2% increase in yield from 2019. Saskatchewan accounted for 54.4% of Canadian pea production, while Alberta accounted for 40.2% and Manitoba accounted for 5.4%.

Table 1. Production statistics for western Canadian peasFootnote1
Province Harvested area Production Yield Mean production
2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2010 to 2019
thousand hectares thousand tonnes kilograms/hectare thousand tonnes
Manitoba 70 49 246 164 3532 3318 87
Saskatchewan 933 930 2478 2313 2655 2488 2073
AlbertaFootnote2 666 725 1830 1743 2749 2390 1497
Western Canada 1669 1704 4554 4220 2729 2500 3657
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