2013 harvest was like the invention of potash to the railways using CRAP math
This item was originally posted on February 6, 2014.
During my presentations I use Cumulative Resultant Arithmetic Pontification math or CRAP math – basic back of the napkin math.
The following uses CRAP math to present the impact on rail from the record 2013 Saskatchewan harvest.
Saskatchewan’s harvest was a record 38.4 million tonnes – up 40% from 2012 and 48% above the 10-year average.
With CRAP math, a 40% increase in harvest from 2012 levels, will cause a 40% increase in harvest-related railway traffic.
The chart below portrays the “Western Canadian” rail movement by tonne, of select items chosen by direct relevance to Saskatchewan.
The CRAP math net result is: a 40% increase from a total of 32,863,382 tonnes by rail in 2012 (from wheat, colza/canola, and other cereals combined)…
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