Maple products, 2017
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Maple production increased 3.0% from 2016 to 12.5 million gallons in 2017, as a result of more taps in most maple-producing provinces. Production was up in all maple-producing provinces.
Quebec produced 11.5 million gallons of maple syrup, up 2.8% from 2016. In New Brunswick, production rose 4.4% to 551,000 gallons, while production in Ontario was up 6.8% to 425,000 gallons. Nova Scotia produced 57,000 gallons of maple syrup in 2017, 9,000 gallons more than in 2016.
The total value of maple products increased 2.0% from 2016 to $493.7 million in 2017, due to increased production. However, the price of syrup was down compared with 2016.
In New Brunswick and Ontario, the increase in the share of syrup going to the lower-priced processing market continues to contribute to the lower value of maple products in these provinces.
Note to readers
Changes in methodology were made to the Maple Survey beginning with the 2017 release. For more information on the methodology changes, consult the document, The Integrated Business Statistics Program, in the Behind the data feature of our website.
Every five years, following the Census of Agriculture, the estimates of production and value of maple products are reviewed and reconciled to ensure coherence with the Census of Agriculture. As a result of this review, revisions back to 2011 are now available and are reflected in the data in this release.
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