Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Value of Maple and Honey Production Grew in 2017, Says Statistics Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Value of Maple and Honey Production Grew in 2017, Says Statistics Canada

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Maple and honey production value up

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MONTREAL - Statistics Canada says maple syrup production increased three per cent this year to a record 12.5 million gallons as taps were added in most maple-producing provinces.

Quebec produced 92 per cent of Canada's maple syrup output, rising 2.8 per cent in the year.

The total output follows a bumper crop in 2016, which saw production increase 36.5 per cent nationally. That was on a 38.3 per cent growth in Quebec due to favourable weather conditions that resulted in higher yields.

Canadian maple production has increased from a low of 5.12 million gallons in 2008.

New Brunswick production rose 4.4 per cent to 551,000 gallons, Ontario was up 6.8 per cent to 425,000 gallons and Nova Scotia rose 18. …

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