Production Overview

Quebec is home to 13,500 maple syrup producers who operate in 7,400 businesses with quotas. They are proud to produce Quebec’s “liquid gold” and to contribute some $800 million annually to Canada’s economy.

Semi-annual meeting

October 26, 2018

November 8, 2018 All maple producers holding a quota are invited to the first semi-annual meeting of the Federation and the Joint plan. This meeting will be devoted to the study of resolutions. One ...

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Gilles-Gauvreau Award : Posthumous tribute to Gérald Morin

June 12, 2018

2018 Gilles-Gauvreau Tribute Award : Gérald Morin Awarded since 2012, the Gilles-Gauvreau Tribute Award honors one or more maple syrup producers who has committed and contributed remarkably to the m...

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Maple syrup in Quebec: A poor season marked by wide variations

June 04, 2018

This spring, Quebec’s 13,700 maple producers harvested 118 million pounds of maple syrup using 46.8 million taps, for an average yield of 2.52 pounds per tap, which is low in comparison to previous ...

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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 118 million pounds
of maple syrup in 2018.

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

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