Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec

Production Overview

Quebec is home to 13,500 maple syrup producers who operate in 7,300 businesses with quotas. They are proud to produce Quebec’s “liquid gold” and to contribute some $750 million annually to Canada’s economy

Production

Maple syrup is only produced in North America and mainly in Quebec. Maple syrup producers in Quebec have developed unique know-how and technology allowing them to improve production conditions and improve the quality of their maple syrup.

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Quality

Quebec is the only place in the world where maple syrup delivered in barrels is systematically inspected by an independent company. Every year, quality inspectors check, inspect, and grade over 200,000 barrels of maple syrup.

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Marketing

Since 1989, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has managed a Joint Plan regulating the production and marketing of maple syrup in Quebec.

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Quebec produces 72%
of the world’s maple syrup.

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Quebec produced 148.2 million pounds
of maple syrup in 2016.

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Quebec’s maple syrup industry contributes
$800 million annually to Canada’s GDP.

An outstanding maple syrup harvest with historic per-tap yields

June 02, 2016

Quebec’s 2016 maple syrup production was an outstanding 148.2 million pounds, an unprecedented 23% jump from the previous record of 120 million pounds set in 2013. With 42.7 million taps in operatio...

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$288 million in the Regions: Record Payments to the Maple Syrup Producer

March 15, 2016

Quebec maple syrup producers received $288 million in payments for the 2015-2016 marketing year—an all-time high. This feat was made possible by the sale of an unprecedented 104.3 million pounds of ...

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The Régie des marchés will meet the Federation

February 26, 2016

The Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec will hear the Federation on March 22 about the request to increase the quota  by 2.35 million taps . The taps granted will be distributed...

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