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 $800 million annually to Canada’s economy

Maple syrup producers of Quebec pay tribute to the outstanding contribution of one of their members

December 20, 2016

The Gilles-Gavreau tribute award, created in 2012 by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of a member to the maple producers’ union, has been aw...

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Everything you need to know about the new quotas

November 09, 2016

Expansion, by the numbers: – 2,100 businesses received taps. – The maximum number of taps per business is 2,334. – 3,612,916 taps were awarded for Expansion projects in all. – 50% of re...

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When to expect Growth category letters

November 09, 2016

Please note that Growth category letters will be sent to producers in late, not early, November this year. The Federation team first had to process the 2,100 Expansion applications received after the ...

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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.

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