Quebec Maple Syrup celebrates a good yield this year
Quebec produces 72% of the world's maple syrup and this year's yield
Longueil, Que. – Quebec’s 7,400 maple syrup businesses harvested more than 159 million pounds of maple syrup this year.
That’s an average of 3.43 pounds per tap, and reason to celebrate, according to the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which represents some 11,300 producers.
A much better season than last year
In 2018 the season was subpar overall, with yields that varied tremendously from one maple syrup region to the next. Quebec’s producers overcame a late start to produce 41 million pounds more maple syrup than last year.
Global leader in the production of maple syrup
Quebec produces 72% of the world’s maple syrup. The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers says its marketing, innovation and promotion strategies is paying off with some 60 countries now importing and enjoying quality maple syrup from Quebec. The Québec Maple Syrup Producers have set a target for 185 million pounds in sales within five years.
Good to know…
- $14 million has been spent in the last 14 years on more than 100 research projects and on expanding what we know about maple. maplescience.ca
- Each year 300,000 barrels of maple syrup in Quebec undergo a rigorous inspection and grading process run by an independent organization.
- There is only one Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve, created in 2000 at an instigation of the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, the organization that finances the reserve. The reserve is located in Laurierville in central Quebec.
- In 2018, the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers changed their French name to Producteurs et productrices acéricoles du Québec to recognize the contribution of women to maple production. The new name specifically includes the French term for women producers.