Western Canadian canola, export quality data, February 2021

Canola, export quality data - Previous issue: January 2021

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, February 2021

Quality Parameter Shipping period Canada No. 1 Canada No. 2 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3 Canada No. 2 NCC Canada No. 3 NCC
Dockage, % February 2021 1.8 nsFootnote 4 3.0 ns ns
Crop year to date 1.7 ns 3.2 4.7 ns
Previous crop year 1.8 2.4 3.0 3.2 ns
Moisture, % February 2021 7.7 ns 7.4 ns ns
Crop year to date 8.0 ns 8.0 7.8 ns
Previous crop year 8.0 8.5 7.8 8.1 ns
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. February 2021 43.2 ns 43.1 ns ns
Crop year to date 43.3 ns 43.3 43.1 ns
Previous crop year 43.9 43.9 43.9 43.5 ns
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. February 2021 20.9 ns 20.9 ns ns
Crop year to date 20.9 ns 20.5 20.3 ns
Previous crop year 20.4 20.3 20.1 20.2 ns
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. February 2021 39.5 ns 39.5 ns ns
Crop year to date 39.7 ns 38.9 38.3 ns
Previous crop year 39.3 39.0 38.6 38.5 ns
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg February 2021 12.0 ns 15.6 ns ns
Crop year to date 12.9 ns 16.1 15.9 ns
Previous crop year 22.7 34.3 22.4 33.7 ns
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram February 2021 9.7 ns 8.8 ns ns
Crop year to date 9.8 ns 10.4 10.2 ns
Previous crop year 10.3 10.1 10.6 10.2 ns
Oleic Acid (C18:1) February 2021 63.7 ns 63.6 ns ns
Crop year to date 63.6 ns 63.0 62.4 ns
Previous crop year 62.0 62.2 61.5 61.9 ns
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids February 2021 0.03 ns 0.04 ns ns
Crop year to date 0.02 ns 0.04 0.11 ns
Previous crop year 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.02 ns
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids February 2021 9.1 ns 9.1 ns ns
Crop year to date 9.1 ns 9.3 9.6 ns
Previous crop year 10.2 9.7 10.4 10.2 ns
Saturated fatty acids % February 2021 6.8 ns 6.8 ns ns
Crop year to date 6.8 ns 6.8 6.8 ns
Previous crop year 6.6 6.7 6.6 6.6 ns
Iodine value February 2021 111.4 ns 111.5 ns ns
Crop year to date 111.6 ns 112.2 112.8 ns
Previous crop year 114.1 113.4 114.8 114.2 ns
Free fatty acids % February 2021 0.21 ns 0.22 ns ns
Crop year to date 0.28 ns 0.48 0.63 ns
Previous crop year 0.30 0.37 0.38 0.33 ns
Number of cargoes represented February 2021 18 0 1 0 0
Crop year to date 146 0 45 2 0
Previous crop year 232 3 50 7 0
Tonnes represented February 2021 745,441 0 65,350 0 0
Crop year to date 5,249,492 0 1,335,622 70,882 0
Previous crop year 7,326,677 122,218 1,863,593 254,093 0
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