Western Canadian canola, export quality data, Septmeber 2022

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: August 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, September 2022

Quality Parameter September 2022 Canada No. 1 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3
Dockage, % Mean 1.6 2.7
Minimum 0.9 2.7
Maximum 2.3 2.7
Moisture, % Mean 7.4 7.7
Minimum 7.2 7.7
Maximum 7.9 7.7
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. Mean 40.8 40.6
Minimum 40.1 40.6
Maximum 41.8 40.6
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. Mean 23.7 23.2
Minimum 23.1 23.2
Maximum 24.2 23.2
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. Mean 40.8 41.6
Minimum 40.1 41.6
Maximum 41.8 41.6
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg Mean 12.4 11.6
Minimum 10.8 11.6
Maximum 13.9 11.6
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram Mean 11.5 11.9
Minimum 10.8 11.9
Maximum 12.2 11.9
Oleic Acid (C18:1) Mean 63.9 63.9
Minimum 62.9 63.9
Maximum 64.9 63.9
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Mean 8.9 8.7
Minimum 8.0 8.7
Maximum 9.8 8.7
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids Mean 0.10 0.11
Minimum 0.04 0.11
Maximum 0.15 0.11
Saturated fatty acids % Mean 6.6 6.8
Minimum 6.4 6.8
Maximum 6.9 6.8
Iodine value Mean 111.1 110.9
Minimum 109.1 110.9
Maximum 113.1 110.9
Free fatty acids % Mean 0.40 0.39
Minimum 0.42 0.39
Maximum 0.50 0.39
Number of cargoes represented N 3 1
Year to date 6 3
Previous years means 114 30
Tonnes represented Total 150,866 39,900
Year to date 225,063 39,900
Previous years means 3,847,607 785,471
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