Western Canadian canola, export quality data, August 2018

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: July 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, August 2018

Quality Parameter Shipping period Canada No. 1 Canada No. 2 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3 Canada No. 2 NCC
Dockage, % August 2018 1.77 nsFootnote 4 ns ns
Crop year to date 1.77 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 1.83 ns 2.79 ns
Moisture,% August 2018 7.3 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 7.3 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 7.7 ns 7.8 ns
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. August 2018 44.3 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 44.3 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 44.1 ns 44.0 ns
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. August 2018 20.1 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 20.1 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 20.4 ns 20.3 ns
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. August 2018 38.9 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 38.9 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 39.4 ns 39.0 ns
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg August 2018 12.6 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 12.6 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 14.5 ns 14.5 ns
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram August 2018 11.2 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 11.2 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 11.4 ns 11.5 ns
Oleic Acid (C18:1) August 2018 62.7 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 62.7 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 62.8 ns 62.7 ns
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids August 2018 0.03 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 0.03 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 0.01 ns 0.03 ns
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 9.5 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 9.5 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 9.6 ns 9.6 ns
Saturated fatty acids % August 2018 6.6 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 6.6 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 6.6 ns 6.6 ns
Iodine value August 2018 113.0 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 113.0 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 113.1 ns 113.3 ns
Free fatty acids % August 2018 0.32 ns ns ns
Crop year to date 0.32 ns ns ns
Previous crop year 0.32 ns 0.49 ns
Number of cargoes represented August 2018 11 ns 0 0
Crop year to date 11 ns 0 0
Previous crop year 236 ns 20 0
Tonnes represented August 2018 488,247 ns 0 0
Crop year to date 488,247 ns 0 0
Previous crop year 8,831,568 ns 781,221 0
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