Western Canadian canola, export quality data, November 2017

Canola, export quality data - Current issue: December 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, November 2017

Quality Parameter Shipping period Canada No. 1 Canada No. 2 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3 Canada No. 2 NCC
Dockage, % November 2017 1.82 nsFootnote 4 2.63 ns
Crop year to date 1.80 ns 2.83 ns
Previous crop year 1.85 ns 2.85 3.60
Moisture,% November 2017 8.1 ns 8.1 ns
Crop year to date 7.6 ns 7.8 ns
Previous crop year 8.1 ns 7.9 8.4
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. November 2017 44.1 ns 43.5 ns
Crop year to date 43.9 ns 43.6 ns
Previous crop year 43.7 ns 43.3 43.0
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. November 2017 20.5 ns 20.3 ns
Crop year to date 20.5 ns 20.6 ns
Previous crop year 20.2 ns 20.3 19.9
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. November 2017 39.6 ns 38.7 ns
Crop year to date 39.4 ns 39.4 ns
Previous crop year 38.7 ns 38.5 37.5
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg November 2017 14.2 ns 12.2 ns
Crop year to date 12.9 ns 13.4 ns
Previous crop year 13.6 ns 12.3 13.6
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram November 2017 11.4 ns 13.9 ns
Crop year to date 11.2 ns 11.1 ns
Previous crop year 12.2 ns 12.7 11.8
Oleic Acid (C18:1) November 2017 62.9 ns 62.3 ns
Crop year to date 63.0 ns 62.9 ns
Previous crop year 62.5 ns 62.4 62.1
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids November 2017 0.01 ns 0.02 ns
Crop year to date 0.01 ns 0.02 ns
Previous crop year 0.02 ns 0.02 0.02
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 9.6 ns 9.5 ns
Crop year to date 9.5 ns 9.5 ns
Previous crop year 9.7 ns 9.6 9.8
Saturated fatty acids % November 2017 6.6 ns 6.8 ns
Crop year to date 6.6 ns 6.5 ns
Previous crop year 6.7 ns 6.7 6.7
Iodine value November 2017 113.1 ns 112.8 0.0
Crop year to date 112.9 ns 113.1 ns
Previous crop year 113.3 ns 113.1 113.4
Free fatty acids % November 2017 0.42 ns 0.41 ns
Crop year to date 0.44 ns 0.73 ns
Previous crop year 0.37 ns 0.49 0.35
Number of cargoes represented November 2017 27 ns 2 0
Crop year to date 82 ns 12 0
Previous crop year 267 ns 24 1
Tonnes represented November 2017 985,830 ns 79,800 0
Crop year to date 2,851.415 ns 458,124 0
Previous crop year 9,581,260 ns 664,321 14,255
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