Western Canadian canola, export quality data, February 2018

Canola, export quality data - Current 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, February 2018

Quality Parameter Shipping period Canada No. 1 Canada No. 2 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3 Canada No. 2 NCC
Dockage, % February 2018 1.94 nsFootnote 4 2.70 ns
Crop year to date 1.82 ns 2.77 2.85
Previous crop year 1.85 ns 2.85 3.60
Moisture,% February 2018 8.0 ns 8.6 ns
Crop year to date 7.8 ns 8.0 ns
Previous crop year 8.0 ns 7.8 8.4
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. February 2018 44.0 ns 44.4 ns
Crop year to date 43.9 ns 44.0 ns
Previous crop year 43.7 ns 43.3 43.0
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. February 2018 20.4 ns 19.7 ns
Crop year to date 20.5 ns 20.3 ns
Previous crop year 20.2 ns 20.3 19.9
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. February 2018 39.3 ns 38.2 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 February 2018 16.6 ns 18.9 ns
Crop year to date 14.5 ns 14.6 ns
Previous crop year 13.6 ns 12.3 13.6
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram February 2018 11.8 ns 13.7 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) February 2018 62.7 ns 61.9 ns
Crop year to date 62.9 ns 62.6 ns
Previous crop year 62.5 ns 62.4 62.1
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids February 2018 0.00 ns 0.03 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 9.8 ns 10.1 ns
Crop year to date 9.6 ns 9.7 ns
Previous crop year 9.7 ns 9.6 9.8
Saturated fatty acids % February 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 February 2018 113.4 ns 114.2 ns
Crop year to date 113.1 ns 113.4 ns
Previous crop year 113.3 ns 113.1 113.4
Free fatty acids % February 2018 0.24 ns 0.31 ns
Crop year to date 0.36 ns 0.59 ns
Previous crop year 0.37 ns 0.49 0.35
Number of cargoes represented February 2018 13 ns 1 0
Crop year to date 143 ns 17 0
Previous crop year 267 ns 24 1
Tonnes represented February 2018 400,032 ns 46,200 0
Crop year to date 5,091,168 ns 626,572 0
Previous crop year 9,581,260 ns 664,321 14,255
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