Western Canadian canola, export quality data, March 2019

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: February 2019

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, number 1 Canada, export quality graphs that visually represent the export quality data.

Monthly averages for each grade from all ports, March 2019

Quality Parameter Shipping period Canada number 1 Canada number 2 Canada number 1 NCCFootnote 3 Canada number 2 NCC Canada number 3 NCC
Dockage, % March 2019 1.67 2.10 2.76 0.00 3.24
Crop year to date 1.73 1.81 2.88 nsFootnote 4 3.24
Previous crop year 1.83 ns 2.79 ns 0.00
Moisture,% March 2019 8.7 8.8 7.8 0.0 9.0
Crop year to date 8.5 9.0 8.1 ns 9.0
Previous crop year 7.7 ns 7.8 ns 0.0
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. March 2019 43.7 43.1 41.9 0.0 43.2
Crop year to date 43.3 43.2 42.1 ns 43.2
Previous crop year 44.1 ns 44.0 ns 0.0
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. March 2019 20.8 21.2 21.2 0.0 19.4
Crop year to date 21.0 21.1 21.5 ns 19.4
Previous crop year 20.4 ns 20.3 ns 0.0
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. March 2019 39.7 40.1 39.1 0.0 36.8
Crop year to date 39.9 40.0 39.8 ns 36.8
Previous crop year 39.4 ns 39.0 ns 0.0
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg March 2019 25.8 31.6 21.1 0.0 115.9
Crop year to date 19.7 33.3 16.9 ns 115.9
Previous crop year 14.5 ns 14.5 ns 0.0
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram March 2019 9.8 9.6 9.7 0.0 10.2
Crop year to date 10.7 10.6 10.5 ns 10.2
Previous crop year 11.4 ns 11.5 ns 0.0
Oleic Acid (C18:1) March 2019 63.2 63.1 64.0 0.0 59.6
Crop year to date 63.8 63.2 64.2 ns 59.6
Previous crop year 62.8 ns 62.7 ns 0.0
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids March 2019 0.07 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.02
Crop year to date 0.03 0.02 0.04 ns 0.02
Previous crop year 0.01 ns 0.03 ns 0.00
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids March 2019 9.3 9.4 8.8 0.0 11.0
Crop year to date 9.0 9.3 8.8 ns 11.0
Previous crop year 9.6 ns 9.6 ns 0.0
Saturated fatty acids % March 2019 6.6 6.6 6.7 0.0 6.6
Crop year to date 6.6 6.6 6.6 ns 6.6
Previous crop year 6.6 ns 6.6 ns 0.0
Iodine value March 2019 112.4 112.3 111.1 0.0 116.1
Crop year to date 111.6 112.4 111.1 ns 116.1
Previous crop year 113.1 ns 113.3 ns 0.0
Free fatty acids % March 2019 0.19 0.28 0.21 0.00 0.57
Crop year to date 0.22 0.25 0.22 ns 0.57
Previous crop year 0.32 ns 0.49 ns 0.00
Number of cargoes represented March 2019 12 1 1 0 1
Crop year to date 138 11 5 0 1
Previous crop year 236 ns 20 0 1
Tonnes represented March 2019 410,740 55,488 61,782 0 9,750
Crop year to date 5,164,307 639,285 192,141 0 9,750
Previous crop year 8,831,568 ns 781,221 0 0
Date modified: