Western Canadian canola, export quality data, February 2017

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: January 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, February 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, % February 2017 1.99 0.00 3.80 0.00 0.00
Crop year to date 1.84 0.00 2.85 0.00 0.00
Previous crop year 1.74 2.34 2.96 0.00 0.00
Moisture,% February 2017 8.2 0.0 8.3 0.0 0.0
Crop year to date 8.3 0.0 8.1 0.0 0.0
Previous crop year 7.4 7.9 7.7 0.0 0.0
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. February 2017 43.8 0.0 42.8 0.0 0.0
Crop year to date 43.6 0.0 43.2 0.0 0.0
Previous crop year 43.6 43.6 43.0 0.0 0.0
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. February 2017 20.1 0.0 20.5 0.0 0.0
Crop year to date 20.3 0.0 20.4 0.0 0.0
Previous crop year 20.3 20.4 20.5 0.0 0.0
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. February 2017 38.6 0.0 38.6 0.0 0.0
Crop year to date 38.8 0.0 38.6 0.0 0.0
Previous crop year 38.7 38.9 38.6 0.0 0.0
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg February 2017 13.9 0.0 10.9 0.0 0.0
Crop year to date 14.0 0.0 12.8 0.0 0.0
Previous crop year 19.5 28.3 18.0 0.0 0.0
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, umol/gram February 2017 12.3 0.0 12.2 0.0 0.0
Crop year to date 12.1 0.0 12.6 0.0 0.0
Previous crop year 12.0 11.8 12.4 0.0 0.0
Oleic Acid (C18:1) February 2017 62.3 0.0 62.5 0.0 0.0
Crop year to date 62.5 0.0 62.4 0.0 0.0
Previous crop year 63.1 62.2 63.0 0.0 0.0
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids February 2017 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Crop year to date 0.02 0.00 0.02 0.00 0.00
Previous crop year 0.03 0.00 0.04 0.00 0.00
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 9.9 0.0 9.5 0.0 0.0
Crop year to date 9.7 0.0 9.6 0.0 0.0
Previous crop year 9.3 9.8 9.2 0.0 0.0
Saturated fatty acids % February 2017 6.67 0.00 6.74 0.00 0.00
Crop year to date 6.67 0.00 6.76 0.00 0.00
Previous crop year 6.66 6.62 6.72 0.00 0.00
Iodine value February 2017 113.6 0.0 113.0 0.0 0.0
Crop year to date 113.3 0.0 113.1 0.0 0.0
Previous crop year 112.2 113.4 112.0 0.0 0.0
Free fatty acids % February 2017 0.30 0.00 0.42 0.00 0.00
Crop year to date 0.32 0.00 0.41 0.00 0.00
Previous crop year 0.36 0.35 0.39 0.00 0.00
Number of cargoes represented February 2017 19 0 1 0 0
Crop year to date 159 0 14 0 0
Previous crop year 211 1 19 0 0
Tonnes represented February 2017 717,072 0 38,700 0 0
Crop year to date 5,567,216 0 346,783 0 0
Previous crop year 7,753,638 63,000 508,437 0 0
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