Western Canadian canola, export quality data, April 2018

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: March 2018

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, April 2018

Quality Parameter Shipping period Canada No. 1 Canada No. 2 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3 Canada No. 2 NCC
Dockage, % April 2018 1.85 nsFootnote 4 2.67 ns
Crop year to date 1.83 ns 2.75 ns
Previous crop year 1.85 ns 2.85 3.60
Moisture,% April 2018 7.8 ns 7.9 ns
Crop year to date 7.8 ns 7.9 ns
Previous crop year 8.1 ns 7.9 8.4
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. April 2018 44.2 ns 44.4 ns
Crop year to date 44.0 ns 44.0 ns
Previous crop year 43.7 ns 43.3 43.0
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. April 2018 20.1 ns 20.0 ns
Crop year to date 20.5 ns 20.2 ns
Previous crop year 20.2 ns 20.3 19.9
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. April 2018 39.0 ns 38.8 ns
Crop year to date 39.4 ns 39.0 ns
Previous crop year 38.7 ns 38.5 37.5
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg April 2018 15.6 ns 14.3 ns
Crop year to date 14.8 ns 14.5 ns
Previous crop year 13.6 ns 12.3 13.6
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram April 2018 11.2 ns 10.9 ns
Crop year to date 11.3 ns 11.5 ns
Previous crop year 12.2 ns 12.7 11.8
Oleic Acid (C18:1) April 2018 62.6 ns 62.4 ns
Crop year to date 62.8 ns 62.6 ns
Previous crop year 62.5 ns 62.4 62.1
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids April 2018 0.02 ns 0.07 ns
Crop year to date 0.01 ns 0.03 ns
Previous crop year 0.02 ns 0.02 0.02
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 9.8 ns 9.7 ns
Crop year to date 9.6 ns 9.7 ns
Previous crop year 9.7 ns 9.6 9.8
Saturated fatty acids % April 2018 6.6 ns 6.7 ns
Crop year to date 6.6 ns 6.6 ns
Previous crop year 6.7 ns 6.7 6.7
Iodine value April 2018 113.4 ns 113.3 ns
Crop year to date 113.1 ns 113.3 ns
Previous crop year 113.3 ns 113.1 113.4
Free fatty acids % April 2018 0.25 ns 0.28 ns
Crop year to date 0.33 ns 0.50 ns
Previous crop year 0.37 ns 0.49 0.35
Number of cargoes represented April 2018 19 ns 1 0
Crop year to date 182 ns 19 0
Previous crop year 267 ns 24 1
Tonnes represented April 2018 770,798 ns 44,100 0
Crop year to date 6,633,721 ns 716,823 0
Previous crop year 9,581,260 ns 664,321 14,255
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