Western Canadian canola, export quality data, October 2022

Canola, export quality data - Current issue: November 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, October 2022

Quality Parameter October 2022 Canada No. 1 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3
Dockage, % Mean 1.4 2.9
Minimum 0.8 2.6
Maximum 2.5 3.6
Moisture, % Mean 7.7 8.0
Minimum 6.0 7.5
Maximum 8.5 8.0
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. Mean 40.8 40.2
Minimum 38.1 39.8
Maximum 42.0 40.6
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. Mean 23.0 22.5
Minimum 21.9 21.7
Maximum 25.5 22.9
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. Mean 41.5 40.2
Minimum 39.5 39.8
Maximum 43.6 40.6
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg Mean 10.4 11.2
Minimum 6.5 9.1
Maximum 14.9 12.6
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram Mean 10.6 9.6
Minimum 8.8 8.2
Maximum 12.2 11.1
Oleic Acid (C18:1) Mean 64.9 64.7
Minimum 62.5 63.9
Maximum 64.4 65.3
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Mean 8.1 8.0
Minimum 7.7 7.8
Maximum 8.4 8.3
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids Mean 0.00 0.00
Minimum 0.00 0.00
Maximum 0.07 0.00
Saturated fatty acids % Mean 6.9 6.9
Minimum 6.7 6.8
Maximum 7.3 7.1
Iodine value Mean 109.3 109.3
Minimum 108.5 108.9
Maximum 110.1 110.9
Free fatty acids % Mean 0.3 0.6
Minimum 0.14 0.39
Maximum 0.51 0.83
Number of cargoes represented N 22 6
Year to date 28 7
Previous years means 114 30
Tonnes represented Total 929,566 151,990
Year to date 1,154,629 191,890
Previous years means 3,847,607 785,471
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