Quality of western Canadian lentils 2013

Production review

Lentil production in 2013 was estimated to be 1.7 million tonnes, which was 13% higher than in 2012 and 42% higher than the 10-year average of 1.2 million tonnes. Increase in production was due to an increase in yield, which was 20% higher than the yield for 2012. Saskatchewan continues to dominate lentil production in western Canada, accounting for 95% of production, while Alberta accounts for 5%.

Production statistics for western Canadian lentils (green and red combined) Footnote 1
Province Harvested area Production Yield Mean production
2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2003-2012
thousand hectares thousand tonnes kg/ha thousand tonnes
Manitoba - - - - - - -
Saskatchewan 907 955 1629 1407 1800 1460 1119
Alberta Footnote 2 35 33 80 66 2260 2000 45
Western Canada 942 994 1709 1473 1810 1480 1151

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Statistics Canada.

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Footnote 2

Includes the Peace River area of British Columbia.

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