Western Canadian canola, export quality data, September 2023

Canola, export quality data - Current issue: October 2023

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 2023

Quality Parameter September 2023 Canada No. 1 Canada No. 1 NCCFootnote 3
Dockage, % Mean 1.9 2.7
Minimum 1.0 2.6
Maximum 2.5 2.8
Moisture, % Mean 7.6 7.5
Minimum 6.8 7.3
Maximum 8.2 8.0
Oil contentFootnote 1 %, 8.5% m.b. Mean 40.9 41.3
Minimum 39.8 40.8
Maximum 41.9 41.5
Protein content %, 8.5% m.b. Mean 22.9 22.1
Minimum 21.4 22.1
Maximum 24.1 22.2
Oil-free protein content, per cent; 8.5% m.b. Mean 41.3 40.3
Minimum 39.4 40.1
Maximum 42.7 40.4
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg Mean 9.4 10.0
Minimum 7.8 9.8
Maximum 11.8 10.5
GlucosinolatesFootnote 2, µmol/gram Mean 8.8 8.7
Minimum 7.1 8.1
Maximum 10.0 9.0
Oleic Acid (C18:1) Mean 65.0 65.0
Minimum 64.2 64.9
Maximum 65.9 65.3
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Mean 8.3 8.0
Minimum 7.5 8.0
Maximum 8.9 8.1
Erucic acid (C22:1), % of total fatty acids Mean 0.0 0.0
Minimum 0.0 0.0
Maximum 0.0 0.0
Saturated fatty acids % Mean 6.8 7.0
Minimum 6.7 6.9
Maximum 6.9 7.0
Iodine value Mean 109.7 109.1
Minimum 108.0 108.9
Maximum 111.0 109.2
Free fatty acids % Mean 0.3 0.4
Minimum 0.3 0.3
Maximum 0.4 0.6
Number of cargoes represented N 7 2
Year to date 18 3
Previous years means 167 22
Tonnes represented Total 204,606 67,325
Year to date 547,805 83,126
Previous years means 6,953,857 687,274
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