Western Canadian flaxseed, export quality data

Each month during the crop year, the Canadian Grain Commission takes samples from export shipments of flaxseed.  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 flaxseed. These tests are conducted according to standardized procedures and methods.

The Canadian Grain Commission maintains graphs that visually represent the export quality data.

Notice: There has been a change to the Calculation and Reporting of Fatty Acid Profiles for flaxseed export samples.

Flaxseed export quality data, grade averages, all ports

August 1 - November 30, 2017

Quality Testing period No. 1CW No. 1CW NCCFootnote 2 No. 2CW No. 2CW NCCFootnote 2
Dockage, % August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NSFootnote 3 6.6 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 6.2 NS NS
Moisture,% August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NS 8.5 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 8.3 NS NS
Test weight, kg/hL August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NS 65.3 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 65.5 NS NS
Oil contentFootnote 1, per cent; dry matter basis August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NS 44.0 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 44.1 NS NS
Protein content, per cent; dry matter basis August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NS 21.9 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 21.8 NS NS
Palmitic acid (C16:0),% of total fatty acids August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NS 5.1 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 5.0 NS NS
Stearic acid (C18:0),% of total fatty acids August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NS 3.5 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 3.2 NS NS
Oleic acid (C18:1),% of total fatty acids August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NS 18.5 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 18.7 NS NS
Linoleic acid (C18:2),% of total fatty acids August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NS 14.7 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 14.6 NS NS
Linolenic acid (C18:3),% of total fatty acids August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NS 57.2 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 56.8 NS NS
Iodine value August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NS 191.3 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 191.1 NS NS
Free fatty acids, % August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date NS 0.52 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 0.53 NS NS
Number of cargoes represented August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date 0 7 0 0
Previous year mean NS 27 0 0
Tonnes represented August 1 - November 30, 2017
Crop year to date 0 56,620.353 0 0
Previous year mean NS 255,797.942 0 0
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