Western Canadian canola, export quality data, January 2020

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: December 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, January 2020

Quality Parameter Shipping period Canada number 1 Canada number 2 Canada number 1 NCCFootnote 3 Canada number 2 NCC Canada number 3 NCC
Dockage, % January 2020 1.74 nsFootnote 4 2.84 2.70 ns
Crop year to date 1.81 2.41 2.83 2.70 ns
Previous crop year 1.74 1.82 2.89 2.99 2.96
Moisture,% January 2020 9.2 ns 9.2 9.0 ns
Crop year to date 8.8 8.5 9.0 8.5 ns
Previous crop year 8.5 9.0 8.0 7.9 8.8
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. January 2020 44.2 ns 43.8 43.9 ns
Crop year to date 43.6 43.9 43.5 43.7 ns
Previous crop year 43.3 43.5 42.7 43.2 43.4
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. January 2020 20.2 ns 20.2 20.3 ns
Crop year to date 20.6 20.3 20.5 20.4 ns
Previous crop year 21.0 39.5 20.3 20.6 19.4
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. January 2020 39.0 ns 38.7 39.1 ns
Crop year to date 39.5 39.0 39.1 39.0 ns
Previous crop year 39.8 39.8 39.3 39.0 39.9
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg January 2020 25.2 ns 27.3 34.8 ns
Crop year to date 23.4 34.3 20.3 34.7 ns
Previous crop year 21.2 34.4 22.7 32.4 128.0
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram January 2020 9.8 ns 10.0 9.3 ns
Crop year to date 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.4 ns
Previous crop year 10.5 10.5 10.3 10.7 11.0
Oleic Acid (C18:1) January 2020 61.5 ns 61.3 61.1 ns
Crop year to date 62.3 62.2 62.2 62.5 ns
Previous crop year 63.6 63.0 63.8 63.4 59.8
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids January 2020 0.01 ns 0.00 0.00 ns
Crop year to date 0.01 0.02 0.00 0.02 ns
Previous crop year 0.03 0.02 0.04 0.01 0.02
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids January 2020 10.6 ns 10.7 10.8 ns
Crop year to date 9.9 9.7 10.1 9.8 ns
Previous crop year 9.1 9.4 8.9 9.0 10.8
Saturated fatty acids % January 2020 6.6 ns 6.6 6.6 ns
Crop year to date 6.6 6.7 6.6 6.6 ns
Previous crop year 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.8
Iodine value January 2020 115.0 ns 115.3 115.5 ns
Crop year to date 113.6 113.4 114.1 113.4 ns
Previous crop year 111.8 112.6 111.3 118.8 115.7
Free fatty acids % January 2020 0.24 ns 0.27 0.33 ns
Crop year to date 0.28 0.31 0.28 0.36 ns
Previous crop year 0.23 0.22 0.49 0.43 0.71
Number of cargoes represented January 2020 16 0 4 1 0
Crop year to date 121 3 13 5 0
Previous crop year 206 14 13 3 3
Tonnes represented January 2019 517,443 0 210,906 43,808 0
Crop year to date 3,524,497 122,218 468,157 184,291 0
Previous crop year 7,352,281 792,385 456,462 90,072 27,435
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