Western Canadian canola, export quality data, February 2024

Canola, export quality data - Current issue: March 2024

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, February 2024

Quality Parameter February 2024 Canada No. 1 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3
Dockage, % Mean 1.2 NSFootnote 4
Minimum 0.8 NS
Maximum 2.3 NS
Moisture, % Mean 7.4 NS
Minimum 6.8 NS
Maximum 7.8 NS
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. Mean 42.6 NS
Minimum 41.6 NS
Maximum 43.6 NS
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. Mean 22.0 NS
Minimum 21.3 NS
Maximum 23.0 NS
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. Mean 41.2 NS
Minimum 40.2 NS
Maximum 42.3 NS
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg Mean 11.4 NS
Minimum 9.0 NS
Maximum 14.1 NS
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram Mean 8.6 NS
Minimum 7.4 NS
Maximum 9.5 NS
Oleic Acid (C18:1), % of total fatty acids Mean 63.7 NS
Minimum 63.4 NS
Maximum 64.1 NS
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Mean 9.5 NS
Minimum 9.2 NS
Maximum 9.7 NS
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids Mean 0.0 NS
Minimum 0.0 NS
Maximum 0.1 NS
Saturated fatty acids % Mean 6.6 NS
Minimum 6.5 NS
Maximum 6.7 NS
Iodine value, units Mean 112.1 NS
Minimum 111.5 NS
Maximum 112.6 NS
Free fatty acids % Mean 0.3 NS
Minimum 0.2 NS
Maximum 0.4 NS
Number of cargoes represented N 11 0
Year to date 81 4
Previous years means 167 22
Tonnes represented Total 423,641 0
Year to date 3,021,425 114,270
Previous years means 6,953,857 687,274
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