Western Canadian canola, export quality data, November 2018

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: October 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, November 2018

Quality Parameter Shipping period Canada No. 1 Canada No. 2 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3 Canada No. 2 NCC
Dockage, % November 2018 1.6 1.70 nsFootnote 4 ns
Crop year to date 1.8 1.70 3.0 ns
Previous crop year 1.83 ns 2.8 ns
Moisture,% November 2018 8.9 9.1 ns 9.1
Crop year to date 8.1 9.1 8.2 ns
Previous crop year 7.7 ns 7.8 ns
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. November 2018 43.3 43.1 ns ns
Crop year to date 43.4 43.1 42.2 ns
Previous crop year 44.1 0.0 44.0 ns
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. November 2018 21.0 21.4 ns ns
Crop year to date 20.9 21.4 21.6 ns
Previous crop year 20.4 ns 20.3 ns
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. November 2018 39.9 40.4 ns ns
Crop year to date 39.7 40.4 40.1 ns
Previous crop year 39.4 ns 39.0 ns
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg November 2018 21.8 32.5 ns ns
Crop year to date 14.1 32.5 14.7 ns
Previous crop year 14.5 ns 14.5 ns
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram November 2018 10.4 10.8 ns ns
Crop year to date 11.0 10.8 11.2 ns
Previous crop year 11.4 ns 11.5 ns
Oleic Acid (C18:1) November 2018 63.7 63.2 ns ns
Crop year to date 63.8 63.2 64.2 ns
Previous crop year 62.8 ns 62.7 ns
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids November 2018 0.02 0.0 ns ns
Crop year to date 0.02 0.0 0.03 ns
Previous crop year 0.01 ns 0.03 ns
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 9.1 9.4 ns ns
Crop year to date 8.9 9.4 8.8 ns
Previous crop year 9.6 ns 9.6 ns
Saturated fatty acids % November 2018 6.6 6.6 ns ns
Crop year to date 6.6 6.6 6.6 ns
Previous crop year 6.6 ns 6.6 ns
Iodine value November 2018 111.8 112.5 ns ns
Crop year to date 111.5 112.5 111.2 ns
Previous crop year 113.1 ns 113.3 ns
Free fatty acids % November 2018 0.21 0.25 ns ns
Crop year to date 0.24 0.25 0.23 ns
Previous crop year 0.32 ns 0.49 ns
Number of cargoes represented November 2018 25 1 0 0
Crop year to date 79 1 2 0
Previous crop year 236 ns 20 0
Tonnes represented November 2018 940,920 65,400 0 0
Crop year to date 3,099,513 65,400 10,711 0
Previous crop year 8,831,568 ns 781,221 0
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