Western Canadian canola, export quality data, March 2017

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: February 2017

Each month during the crop year, the Canadian Grain Commission takes samples from export shipments of canola. The crop year is from August of a calendar year to July of the next calendar year.

The Canadian Grain Commission uses analytical tests to determine the export quality of Canadian canola. These tests are conducted according to standardized procedures and methods.

The Canadian Grain Commission maintains Canola, No. 1 Canada, export quality graphs that visually represent the export quality data.

Monthly averages for each grade from all ports, March 2017

Quality Parameter Shipping period Canada No. 1 Canada No. 2 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3 Canada No. 2 NCC Canada No. 3 NCC
Dockage, % March 2017 1.84 0.00 2.70 3.60 0.00
Crop year to date 1.84 0.00 2.83 3.60 0.00
Previous crop year 2.00 0.00 2.84 4.70 0.00
Moisture,% March 2017 8.1 0.0 8.3 8.4 0.0
Crop year to date 8.2 0.0 8.3 8.4 0.0
Previous crop year 8.0 0.0 7.8 7.8 0.0
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. March 2017 38.7 0.0 38.1 37.5 0.0
Crop year to date 38.8 0.0 38.6 37.5 0.0
Previous crop year 39.5 0.0 39.0 37.4 0.0
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. March 2017 20.2 0.0 20.0 19.9 0.0
Crop year to date 20.3 0.0 20.3 19.9 0.0
Previous crop year 20.9 0.0 20.7 20.8 0.0
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. March 2017 38.7 0.0 38.1 37.5 0.0
Crop year to date 38.8 0.0 38.6 37.5 0.0
Previous crop year 39.5 0.0 39.0 37.4 0.0
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg March 2017 13.4 0.0 12.9 13.6 0.0
Crop year to date 13.9 0.0 12.8 13.6 0.0
Previous crop year 16.7 0.0 16.7 20.1 0.0
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, umol/gram March 2017 12.2 0.0 13.2 11.8 0.0
Crop year to date 12.1 0.0 12.7 11.8 0.0
Previous crop year 12.8 0.0 13.9 15.4 0.0
Oleic Acid (C18:1) March 2017 62.4 0.0 62.3 0.0 0.0
Crop year to date 62.5 0.0 62.4 62.1 0.0
Previous crop year 62.4 0.0 62.4 61.9 0.0
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids March 2017 0.01 0.00 0.05 0.00 0.00
Crop year to date 0.02 0.00 0.02 0.02 0.00
Previous crop year 0.02 0.00 0.01 0.05 0.00
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 9.8 0.0 9.6 0.0 0.0
Crop year to date 9.7 0.0 9.6 9.8 0.0
Previous crop year 9.9 0.0 9.7 10.1 0.0
Saturated fatty acids % March 2017 6.7 0.0 6.7 6.7 0.00
Crop year to date 6.7 0.0 6.7 6.7 0.00
Previous crop year 6.6 0.0 6.6 6.6 0.00
Iodine value March 2017 113.3 0.0 113.2 113.4 0.0
Crop year to date 113.3 0.0 113.1 113.4 0.0
Previous crop year 113.4 0.0 113.1 114.0 0.0
Free fatty acids % March 2017 0.31 0.00 0.28 0.35 0.00
Crop year to date 0.32 0.00 0.40 0.35 0.00
Previous crop year 0.36 0.00 0.45 0.38 0.00
Number of cargoes represented March 2017 22 0 2 1 0
Crop year to date 181 0 16 1 0
Previous crop year 240 0 20 1 0
Tonnes represented March 2017 882,166 0 79,200 14,255 0
Crop year to date 6,449,382 0 425,983 14,255 0
Previous crop year 9,004,303 0 718,757 46200 0
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