Canadian Maple Products Situation and Trends 2006-2007

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Table 1 - Maple Farms and Taps in Canada, 1981-2006
Province198119861991199620012006% Change
% Change from 2001 to 2006
Statistics Canada (Census of Agriculture)
Number of Taps ('000)
Canada 16,945 15,699 18,297 23,027 33,680 38,076 13%
Quebec X 14,411 X 20,676 30,695 34,676 13%
New Brunswick X 252 X 922 1,319 1,703 29%
Ontario X 877 X 1,127 1,305 1,312 1%
Nova Scotia X X X X 331 346 5%
Prince Edward Island X X X X 12 12 1%
Number of Farms
Canada 12,079 9,276 8,765 9,546 10,305 9,731 -6%
Quebec X 7,419 X 6,997 7,254 7,054 -3%
New Brunswick X 118 X 174 206 189 -8%
Ontario X 1,649 X 2,240 2,588 2,240 -13%
Nova Scotia X X X X 128 113 -12%
Prince Edward Island X X X X 10 9 -10%
Number of Taps per Farm
Canada 1,404 1,692 2,088 2,412 3,268 3,913 20%
Quebec X 1,554 X 2,955 4,232 4,916 16%
New Brunswick X 2,136 X 5,300 6,402 9,008 41%
Ontario X 532 X 503 504 586 16%
Nova Scotia X X X X 2,582 3,063 19%
Prince Edward Island X X X X 1,151 1,291 12%

 



Table 2 - Production, Value and Price of Maple Products, 1997-2006
Province Country1997199819992000200120022003200420052006% Change
% Change from 2005 to 2006
1. Quebec data between 1997 and 2005 come from la Table filière acéricole du Québec and 2006 data from Statistics Canada
2. Value for the United States is in US $ '000
3. Price for the United States is in US $/kg
Statistics Canada and USDA-NASS
Volume (MT)
Quebec[1] 26,332 25,844 31,185 41,310 28,267 32,813 39,927 41,283 34,483 30,752 -11%
Ontario 1,370 1,054 1,395 2,230 1,334 1,376 1,310 1,310 1,310 1,310 0%
New Brunswick 625 775 607 451 475 884 956 1,052 1,238 1,527 23%
Nova Scotia 138 132 192       180 132 126 156 24%
Canada 28,465 27,805 33,379 43,991 30,076 35,073 42,373 43,777 37,157 33,745 -9%
United States 6,490 5,795 5,940 6,155 5,245 7,375 6,300 7,535 6,210 7,245 17%
Canada-US 34,955 33,600 39,319 50,146 35,321 42,448 48,673 51,312 43,367 40,990 -5%
Value (Cdn $ '000)
Quebec 123,145 136,130 140,566 156,117 136,037 156,731 188,096 204,115 173,477 154,700 -11%
Ontario 10,274 8,285 10,719 17,696 10,825 11,063 10,750 10,928 10,988 11,195 2%
New Brunswick 4,214 5,768 4,109 3,231 3,396 5,849 6,845 8,044 8,934 10,878 22%
Nova Scotia 900 918 1,333       1,395 1,068 1,054 1,171 11%
Canada a138,533 151,101 156,727 177,044 150,258 173,643 207,086 224,155 194,453 177,944 -8%
United States[2] 35,216 32,213 32,809 33,924 32,387 40,500 35,601 42,795 37,149 45,313 22%
Value (Cdn $/kg)
Quebec 4.68 5.27 4.51 3.78 4.81 4.78 4.71 4.94 5.03 5.03 0%
Ontario 7.50 7.86 7.68 7.94 8.11 8.04 8.21 8.34 8.39 8.55 2%
New Brunswick 6.74 7.44 6.77 7.16 7.15 6.62 7.16 7.65 7.22 7.12 -1%
Nova Scotia 6.52 6.95 6.94       7.75 8.09 8.37 7.51 -10%
Canada 4.87 5.43 4.70 4.02 5.00 4.95 4.89 5.12 5.23 5.27 1%
United States[3] 5.43 5.56 5.52 5.51 6.17 5.49 5.65 5.68 5.98 6.25 5%

 



Table 3 - Producing Regions by Province, 1996-2006
Regions199620012006
 Taps ('000)FarmsTaps %
Province
Taps ('000)FarmsTaps %
Province
Taps ('000)FarmsTaps %
Province
Statistics Canada (Census of Agriculture)
Quebec
Abitibi-Témiscamingue 34 0 0% 87 20 0% 157 36 0.5%
Bas-St-Laurent 2,426 415 12% 5,475 602 18% 6,419 571 19%
Centre-du-Québec 2,159 796 10% 2,887 823 9% 3,153 777 9%
Chaudière-Appalaches 9,085 3,018 44% 12,074 2,942 39% 13,689 2,918 39%
Estrie 3,064 865 15% 4,708 892 15% 5,067 859 15%
Gaspésie Iles-de-la-Mad 43 21 0% 105 18 0% 158 30 0.5%
Lanaudière 588 270 3% 746 265 2% 686 244 2%
Laurentides 563 243 3% 1,047 263 3% 1,032 232 3%
Mauricie 219 129 1% 401 155 1% 427 137 1%
Montréal-Laval 12 7 0% 14 8 0% 81 17 0.2%
Montérégie 1,642 76 48% 2,023 81 87% 2,245 80 46%
Outaouais 160 122 1% 189 120 1% 273 97 1%
Québec 663 309 3% 906 307 3% 1,255 309 4%
Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean 20 23 0% 31 21 0% 34 23 0.1%
Total 20,678 6,997 100% 30,695 7,254 100% 34,676 7,054 100%
Ontario
Central 197 481 17% 270 519 21% 277 437 21%
Eastern 302 522 27% 340 572 26% 303 481 23%
Northern 85 91 8% 95 96 7% 108 100 8%
Southern 116 248 10% 136 327 10% 125 205 10%
Western 429 898 38% 464 1,074 36% 498 1,017 38%
Total 1,129 2,240 100% 1,305 2,588 100% 1,312 2,240 100%
New Brunswick
Region 1 181 59 20% 316 89 24% 420 70 25%
Region 2 12 25 1% 72 9 1% 13 32 1%
Region 3 94 42 10% 84 41 6% 91 34 5%
Region 4 634 48 69% 912 47 69% 1,179 53 69%
Total 922 174 100% 1,319 206 100% 1,703 189 100%
Nova Scotia
Region 1 X 15 X X 21 X 2 11 1%
Region 2 15 27 5% 23 25 7% 17 25 5%
Region 3 254 608 7% 251 647 6% 288 538 3%
Region 4 4 7 1% 11 10 3% 17 12 5%
Region 5 X 9 X X 8 X 23 12 7%
Total 292 118 100% 331 128 100% 346 113 100%
Prince Edward Island
Region 1 0 0 X X 1 X X 2 X
Region 2 0.1 3 X 10 5 88% 11 6 96%
Region 3 X 2 X X 4 X X 1 X
Total X 5 X 12 10 100% 12 9 100%

 



Table 4 - Canadian Maple Product Exports by Province, 1997-2006
Province1997199819992000200120022003200420052006% Change
* Per calendar year
% Change from 2005 to 2006
Statistics Canada
Value (Cdn $ '000)
Canada 104,496 113,003 110,507 105,906 128,604 153,962 147,221 154,100 165,270 190,243 15%
Quebec 93,230 101,869 100,807 93,933 104,311 126,407 124,883 143,247 155,728 183,317 18%
Ontario 8,476 7,952 6,544 8,815 16,776 20,617 15,957 7,519 5,639 3,699 -34%
New Brunswick 1,258 2,077 1,757 1,141 4,927 2,392 1,078 2,194 2,000 2,027 1%
Volume (MT)
Canada 22,813 23,295 23,952 25,463 27,711 30,250 29,920 31,097 32,537 35,964 11%
Quebec 20,248 20,919 21,758 22,453 22,359 24,816 25,334 28,789 30,532 34,458 13%
Ontario 2,012 1,796 1,617 2,313 3,612 4,018 3,244 1,607 1,225 846 -31%
New Brunswick 278 404 346 267 1,176 518 269 545 482 467 -3%
Average Price (Cdn $/kg)
Canada 4.58 4.85 4.61 4.16 4.64 5.09 4.92 4.96 5.08 5.29 4%
Quebec 4.60 4.87 4.63 4.18 4.67 5.09 4.93 4.98 5.10 5.32 4%
Ontario 4.21 4.43 4.05 3.81 4.64 5.13 4.92 4.68 4.60 4.37 -5%
New Brunswick 4.53 5.14 5.08 4.27 4.19 4.62 4.01 4.03 4.15 4.34 5%

 



Table 5 - Canadian Maple Product Exports by Country, 2002-2006
 Value ($ Cdn '000)Quantity (MT)
Country20022003200420052006%20022003200420052006%
% represents the percentage of the total Canadian exports by country in 2006
Statistics Canada
Total: 153,962 147,221 154,100 165,270 190,243 100% 30,250 29,920 31,097 32,537 35,964 100%
United States 117,592 113,520 112,658 119,330 137,133 72% 23,336 23,350 23,558 24,643 27,769 77%
Japan 15,295 10,072 12,967 18,414 19,026 10% 2,130 1,535 1,969 2,730 2,576 7%
Germany 7,408 7,326 9,618 8,951 11,011 6% 1,724 1,862 1,961 1,634 1,936 5%
France 2,396 3,694 3,860 3,692 5,153 3% 544 642 721 697 890 2%
United Kingdom 3,534 2,384 3,888 3,544 3,604 2% 743 460 686 649 543 2%
Australia 1,302 2,520 2,334 3,110 3,781 2% 273 443 401 552 521 1%
Denmark 1,511 1,440 1,552 1,724 2,160 1% 316 365 390 372 390 1%
Netherlands 1,508 1,977 1,926 1,251 1,663 1% 322 328 330 180 230 1%
Switzerland 1,358 1,391 1,284 1,510 1,994 1% 403 434 430 494 425 1%
Belgium 417 658 804 566 544 0% 93 88 93 70 82 0%
Korea, South 93 374 724 408 700 0% 17 80 107 74 97 0%
New Zealand 154 371 383 522 672 0% 38 84 82 98 109 0%
Taiwan 202 141 297 413 181 0% 60 25 73 67 27 0%
Sweden 205 103 201 307 410 0% 29 10 19 47 41 0%
Italy 203 244 234 191 257 0% 51 29 25 20 30 0%
Neth. Antilles 2 2 3 385 452 0% 0 0 0 56 68 0%
Austria 250 119 168 99 158 0% 63 18 26 15 23 0%
Spain 0 84 111 93 143 0% 0 14 17 15 22 0%
Ireland 134 183 126 49 19 0% 25 32 22 7 2 0%
Czech Republic 0 38 84 76 135 0% 0 6 16 14 21 0%
Israel 0 38 114 58 121 0% 0 8 22 11 26 0%
Singapore 28 27 59 122 100 0% 5 2 11 21 12 0%
Norway 72 66 75 70 84 0% 15 14 14 6 14 0%
Poland 57 36 88 53 69 0% 12 6 14 10 6 0%
Brazil 0 41 34 41 66 0% 0 6 8 9 12 0%
Hong Kong 6 24 61 35 61 0% 1 3 6 4 6 0%
Thailand 0 3 0 12 134 0% 0 0 0 1 11 0%
Iceland 0 0 38 46 47 0% 0 0 16 13 19 0%
Portugal 0 0 16 47 64 0% 0 0 2 5 7 0%
Korea, North 0 57 0 0 60 0% 0 29 0 0 10 0%
Greece 0 80 0 0 26 0% 0 13 0 0 4 0%
Cuba 8 30 55 17 3 0% 1 4 8 2 0 0%
South Africa 17 21 28 19 31 0% 4 4 5 4 5 0%
Indonesia 10 19 37 52 6 0% 1 3 6 0 4 0%
United Arab Emir. 0 20 15 17 30 0% 0 2 2 5 7 0%
Turkey 11 24 22 8 27 0% 2 6 5 2 7 0%
China, P. Rep. 14 0 18 36 24 0% 2 0 1 3 2 0%
Kuwait 19 41 6 7 22 0% 3 6 1 1 2 0%
Macedonia 0 0 43 0 32 0% 0 0 7 0 4 0%
Russia 81 0 0 0 10 0% 18 0 0 0 1 0%
Swaziland 0 0 0 0 7 0% 0 0 0 0 1 0%
Ukraine 0 0 73 0 0 0% 0 0 20 0 0 0%
Finland 41 0 43 0 0 0% 10 0 10 0 0 0%
Jamaica 0 17 22 0 0 0% 0 4 4 0 0 0%
Saudi Arabia 18 0 0 0 0 0% 5 0 0 0 0 0%
Total 45 countries 153,946 147,183 154,068 165,228 190,242 100% 30,248 29,916 31,091 32,531 35,964 100%
Other countries 15 38 32 41 1 0% 2 5 6 6 0 0%

 



Table 6 - Canadian Maple Product Exports by Region, 1997-2006
Region1997199819992000200120022003200420052006% Change[1]% Change[2]
% Change [1] from 2005 to 2006
% Change [2] represents the breakdown of exports by region for 2006
Statistics Canada
Value (Cdn $ '000)
Total 104,496 113,003 110,507 105,906 128,604 153,962 147,221 154,100 165,270 190,243 15% 100%
North America 81,131 88,046 88,957 82,785 106,096 117,592 113,520 112,659 119,342 137,133 15% 72%
Europe 14,874 17,413 15,067 16,904 13,273 19,191 19,829 24,253 22,270 27,584 24% 14%
Asia / Middle East 6,632 6,091 4,852 4,325 7,2161 5,695 10,856 14,335 19,534 20,513 5% 11%
Oceania 1,847 1,341 1,513 1,775 1,876 1,456 2,891 2,717 3,632 4,454 23 %2%
Africa 12 112 118 20 28 17 21 28 20 38 90% 0.02%
Cen. Amer. / Carib. 0 0 0 0 0 9 52 80 410 455 11% 0.24%
South America 0 0 0 0 116 0 52 34 61 66 8% 0.03%
Volume (MT)
Total 22,813 23,295 23,952 25,463 27,711 30,250 29,920 31,097 32,537 35,964 11% 100%
North America 18,249 18,626 19,786 20,516 23,100 23,336 23,350 23,558 24,644 27,769 13% 77%
Europe 3,102 3,546 3,170 3,923 3,152 4,371 4,321 4,825 4,248 4,690 10% 13%
Asia / Middle East 1,240 922 728 695 1,082 2,226 1,702 2,207 2,921 2,787 -5% 8%
Oceania 220 178 245 306 350 311 527 483 650 631 -3% 2%
Africa 3 22 23 4 6 4 4 5 4 6 50% 0.02%
Cen. Amer. / Carib. 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 12 60 68 13% 0.19%
South America 0 0 0 0 21 0 7 8 12 12 0% 0.03%
Average price (Cdn $/kg)
Total 4.58 4.85 4.61 4.16 4.64 5.09 4.92 4.96 5.08 5.29 4%  
North America 4.45 4.73 4.50 4.04 4.59 5.04 4.86 4.78 4.84 4.94 2%  
Europe 4.79 4.91 4.75 4.31 4.21 4.39 4.59 5.03 5.24 5.88 12%  
Asia / Middle East 5.35 6.61 6.66 6.22 6.67 7.05 6.38 6.50 6.69 7.36 10%  
Oceania 8.40 7.53 6.18 5.80 5.36 4.68 5.49 5.63 5.59 7.06 26%  
Africa 4.00 5.09 5.13 5.00 4.67 4.25 5.25 5.60 5.00 6.33 27%  
Cen. Amer. / Carib. X X X X X 9.00 5.78 6.67 6.83 6.69 -2%  
South America X X X X 5.52 X 7.43 4.25 5.08 5.50 8%  

 



Table 7 - Canadian Maple Syrup Classification
GradeColour ClassPercentage of Light Transmission
*All colours indicated above may be assigned to "Canada No 3" maple syrup if it meets only therequirements of this grade.
Ref: Maple Products Regulations of the Canada Agricultural Products Act
Canada No. 1 Extra Light 75% or more
Canada No. 1 Light 60.5% to 74.9%
Canada No. 1 Medium 44% to 60.4%
Canada No. 2 Amber 27% to 43.9%
Canada No. 3* Dark Less than 27%

 



Table 8 - Nutritional Value of maple syrup and various sweeteners
ElementsMaple syrupHoneySugarBrown sugar
Percentage of Daily Value (DV)[1] per 60 ml serving
1. DV: Daily value is the intake of a given nutrient deemed to fulfill the daily nutritional needs of most individuals.
Sources: Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec and The Canadian Nutrient file - Health Canada
Manganese 100% 3% 0% 9%
Riboflavine 37% 2% 1% 0%
Zinc 18% 2% 0% 1%
Magnesium 7% 1% 0% 7%
Calcium 5% 0% 0% 5%
Potassium 5% 1% 0% 6%
Calories 217 261 196 211




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