Quality of Canadian oilseed-type soybean export shipments

Previous crop year averages for each grade, from all ports from August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023.

Crop year date averages for each grade, from all ports from August 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023.

The Canadian Grain Commission maintains Soybean, export quality graphs that visually represent the export quality data.

August 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023

Quality parameter Testing period No. 2 Canada Yellow No. 2 Canada Yellow NCC
Dockage, % Crop year to date 0.9 4.8
Minimum 0.3 0.0
Maximum 1.9 0.0
Moisture, % Crop year to date 12.4 11.5
Minimum 11.9 0.0
Maximum 13.1 0.0
Seed chlorophyll, mg/kg Crop year to date 0.8 15.6
Minimum 0.4 0.0
Maximum 1.6 0.0
Oil contentFootnote 1, %; dry matter basis Crop year to date 21.3 21.1
Minimum 20.6 0.0
Maximum 22.0 0.0
Protein content, %; dry matter basis Crop year to date 38.7 35.3
Minimum 37.3 0.0
Maximum 39.6 0.0
Oil contentFootnote 1, %; 13% moisture basis Crop year to date 18.5 18.4
Minimum 17.9 0.0
Maximum 19.2 0.0
Protein content, %; 13% moisture basis Crop year to date 33.7 30.7
Minimum 32.5 0.0
Maximum 34.4 0.0
Protein, Oil Free (Meal Protein), %; 13% moisture basis Crop year to date 42.8 39.0
Minimum 40.9 0.0
Maximum 44.2 0.0
Palmitic acid (C16:0), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 10.6 10.3
Minimum 10.4 0.0
Maximum 10.8 0.0
Stearic acid (C18:0), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 3.9 4.1
Minimum 3.5 0.0
Maximum 4.2 0.0
Oleic acid (C18:1), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 19.9 21.8
Minimum 18.9 0.0
Maximum 20.4 0.0
Linoleic acid (C18:2), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 54.5 52.9
Minimum 53.9 0.0
Maximum 55.6 0.0
Linolenic acid (C18:3), % of total fatty acids Crop year to date 9.5 9.0
Minimum 9.1 0.0
Maximum 10.3 0.0
Iodine value Crop year to date 136.8 134.4
Minimum 135.6 0.0
Maximum 138.7 0.0
Free fatty acids, % Crop year to date 0.21 1.09
Minimum 0.05 0.00
Maximum 0.49 0.00
Number of cargoes represented Crop year to date 18 1
Previous crop year 98 4
Tonnes represented Crop year to date 547,704 69,350
Previous crop year 2,828,732 271,928
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