Western Canadian canola, export quality data, October 2017

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: September 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, October 2017

Quality Parameter Shipping period Canada No. 1 Canada No. 2 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3 Canada No. 2 NCC
Dockage, % October 2017 1.84 nsFootnote 4 2.92 ns
Crop year to date 1.80 ns 2.85 ns
Previous crop year 1.85 ns 2.85 3.60
Moisture,% October 2017 7.9 ns 7.9 ns
Crop year to date 7.5 ns 7.6 ns
Previous crop year 8.1 ns 7.9 8.4
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. October 2017 44.0 ns 43.6 ns
Crop year to date 43.8 ns 43.6 ns
Previous crop year 43.7 ns 43.3 43.0
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. October 2017 20.5 ns 20.7 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. October 2017 39.5 ns 39.5 ns
Crop year to date 39.4 ns 39.3 ns
Previous crop year 38.7 ns 38.5 37.5
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg October 2017 12.2 ns 11.6 ns
Crop year to date 12.5 ns 12.2 ns
Previous crop year 13.6 ns 12.3 13.6
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram October 2017 12.3 ns 12.4 ns
Crop year to date 11.2 ns 11.2 ns
Previous crop year 12.2 ns 12.7 11.8
Oleic Acid (C18:1) October 2017 63.2 ns 63.3 ns
Crop year to date 63.0 ns 63.0 ns
Previous crop year 62.5 ns 62.4 62.1
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids October 2017 0.01 ns 0.01 ns
Crop year to date 0.01 ns 0.03 ns
Previous crop year 0.02 ns 0.02 0.02
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 9.5 ns 9.4 ns
Crop year to date 9.4 ns 9.4 ns
Previous crop year 9.7 ns 9.6 9.8
Saturated fatty acids % October 2017 6.5 ns 6.5 ns
Crop year to date 6.6 ns 6.6 ns
Previous crop year 6.7 ns 6.7 6.7
Iodine value October 2017 112.9 ns 112.8 0.0
Crop year to date 112.8 ns 112.8 ns
Previous crop year 113.3 ns 113.1 113.4
Free fatty acids % October 2017 0.26 ns 0.47 ns
Crop year to date 0.45 ns 0.84 ns
Previous crop year 0.37 ns 0.49 0.35
Number of cargoes represented October 2017 23 ns 3 0
Crop year to date 55 ns 10 0
Previous crop year 267 ns 24 1
Tonnes represented October 2017 790,620 ns 105,448 0
Crop year to date 1,865,585 ns 378,324 0
Previous crop year 9,581,260 ns 664,321 14,255
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