Production overview

Québec has approximately 11,300 maple syrup producers who own 7,400 maple syrup businesses with quotas. They are proud to produce the “blond gold” of Québec and to contribute to the Canadian economy for more than 800 million dollars.

Regulations

Did you know that in Quebec a maple syrup producer can sell his maple syrup in small containers directly to consumers without having a quota?

2019 AGRI Programs: Financial Data Deadline Extended

October 05, 2020

Because of COVID-19, Financière agricole du Québec has extended the deadline for submitting financial data for 2019 AGRI programs. The new deadline is October 31, 2020. This applies to agricultural...

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Young entrepreneurs quotas postponed until 2021

September 17, 2020

The quotas for 40,000 young entrepreneurs taps that would normally have been issued in 2020 will be rolled over into 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the agreement of Régie des marchés agrico...

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Claude Legault Takes Lead in Maple’s Fall Campaign

September 11, 2020

The Québec Maple Syrup Producers fall promo campaign for the Érable du Québec generic brand kicked off this week, featuring actor Claude Legault. We’re emphasizing maple’s versatility in lesse...

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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 250,000 barrels of maple syrup.

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Marketing

Since 1989, the 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 175 million pounds
of maple syrup in 2020.

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

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