Western Canadian canola, export quality data, March 2022

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: February 2022

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 August 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 2022

Quality Parameter March 2022 Canada No. 1 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3
Dockage, % Mean 1.9 NSFootnote 4
Minimum 0.0 NS
Maximum 1.0 NS
Moisture, % Mean 7.6 NS
Minimum 7.2 NS
Maximum 7.8 NS
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. Mean 41.1 NS
Minimum 40.9 NS
Maximum 41.3 NS
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. Mean 23.7 NS
Minimum 23.2 NS
Maximum 23.9 NS
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. Mean 42.9 NS
Minimum 42.0 NS
Maximum 43.4 NS
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg Mean 13.2 NS
Minimum 11.1 NS
Maximum 22.2 NS
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram Mean 11.1 NS
Minimum 9.9 NS
Maximum 12.0 NS
Oleic Acid (C18:1) Mean 63.7 NS
Minimum 62.7 NS
Maximum 64.9 NS
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Mean 9.3 NS
Minimum 8.3 NS
Maximum 9.6 NS
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids Mean 0.03 NS
Minimum 0.00 NS
Maximum 0.11 NS
Saturated fatty acids % Mean 6.5 NS
Minimum 6.5 NS
Maximum 6.6 NS
Iodine value Mean 111.8 NS
Minimum 110.0 NS
Maximum 113.0 NS
Free fatty acids % Mean 0.37 NS
Minimum 0.22 NS
Maximum 0.42 NS
Number of cargoes represented N 6 0
Year to date 92 25
Previous years means 225 61
Tonnes represented Total 259,284 0
Year to date 3,123,556 605,406
Previous years means 8,009,421 1,857,476
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