Record harvest for maple syrup producers in Quebec and NB
Statistics Canada reports that very favorable spring conditions have contributed to higher yields and increased maple syrup production in Quebec this year.
Canadian maple syrup producers harvested a record 17.4 million gallons of maple syrup in 2022, up 53.8% from 2021.
Statistics Canada says the increase in yields in 2022 follows lower production the previous year due to a sugar season shortened by warm spring temperatures in 2021.
< p class="e-p">This year, the total production of maple syrup in Quebec amounted to 15.9 million gallons, up 59.1% compared to 2021. It is also about x27;a record harvest for this province, which is by far the largest producer of maple syrup in Canada, being responsible for 90% of the entire production of the country.< /p>
Statistics Canada reports that very favorable spring conditions contributed to higher yields and increased maple syrup production in Quebec this year.
Quebec producers were also able to replenish their strategic reserve; they had to use it in 2021 to meet domestic demand and export demand.
For their part, New Brunswick maple syrup producers harvested 810,900 gallons of maple syrup, up 3.2% from 2021.
Statistics Canada says there were new taps made throughout New Brunswick and that the province's maple syrup industry has been growing.
In Ontario, production increased by 27.7% to 589,800 gallons , in part due to yields reaching historic highs in the northern regions of the province.
Finally, the federal agency reports that Canadian maple syrup producers exported 8.5 million gallons of maple products in the first three quarters of 2022, down 3.4% from record exports in the same period of 2021 .