Western Canadian canola, export quality data, October 2020

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: September 2020

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, October 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, % October 2020 1.64 ns 3.32 ns ns
Crop year to date 1.70 ns 3.40 3.80 ns
Previous crop year 1.75 2.41 3.01 3.18 ns
Moisture, % October 2020 8.1 ns 8.1 ns ns
Crop year to date 8.1 ns 8.0 8.1 ns
Previous crop year 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.1 ns
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. October 2020 43.0 ns 43.0 ns ns
Crop year to date 43.3 ns 43.6 44.6 ns
Previous crop year 43.9 43.9 43.9 43.5 ns
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. October 2020 21.1 ns 20.5 ns ns
Crop year to date 20.9 ns 20.3 19.9 ns
Previous crop year 20.4 20.3 20.1 20.2 ns
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. October 2020 39.8 ns 38.7 ns ns
Crop year to date 39.7 ns 38.7 38.7 ns
Previous crop year 39.3 39.0 38.6 38.5 ns
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg October 2020 11.5 ns 13.1 ns ns
Crop year to date 12.7 ns 17.5 12.2 ns
Previous crop year 22.7 34.3 22.4 33.7 ns
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram October 2020 10.1 ns 10.2 ns ns
Crop year to date 10.0 ns 10.5 9.5 ns
Previous crop year 10.3 10.1 10.6 10.2 ns
Oleic Acid (C18:1) October 2020 64.0 ns 63.7 ns ns
Crop year to date 63.4 ns 62.5 62.2 ns
Previous crop year 62.0 62.2 61.5 61.9 ns
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids October 2020 0.02 ns 0.01 ns ns
Crop year to date 0.01 ns 0.06 0.00 ns
Previous crop year 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.02 ns
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids October 2020 8.7 ns 8.8 ns ns
Crop year to date 9.1 ns 9.6 10.0 ns
Previous crop year 10.2 9.7 10.4 10.2 ns
Saturated fatty acids % October 2020 6.8 ns 6.8 ns ns
Crop year to date 6.8 ns 6.7 6.8 ns
Previous crop year 6.6 6.7 6.6 6.6 ns
Iodine value October 2020 110.8 ns 111.2 ns ns
Crop year to date 111.8 ns 112.9 113.5 ns
Previous crop year 114.1 113.4 114.8 114.2 ns
Free fatty acids % October 2020 0.23 ns 0.49 ns ns
Crop year to date 0.38 ns 0.67 0.65 ns
Previous crop year 0.30 0.37 0.38 0.33 ns
Number of cargoes represented October 2020 24 0 8 0 0
Crop year to date 62 0 23 1 0
Previous crop year 232 3 50 7 0
Tonnes represented October 2020 927,116 0 236,995 0 0
Crop year to date 2,077,000 0 723,022 40,385 0
Previous crop year 7,326,677 122,218 1,863,593 254,093 0
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