Québec, Leader of the Maple Industry
Québec, world leader in maple syrup production
Maple syrup is a long-standing symbol of Québec culture. Today it enjoys international renown. This boom in popularity can be attributed to the will and vision of Québec’s maple producers. Over the past few decades, these women and men have worked together with passion and determination to establish a marketing system that is unique in the world.
Quebec produces on average 72% of the world’s maple syrup and 92% of the total Canadian production.
QMSP and the Industry
Québec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP) is engaged with various agricultural and maple industry organizations:
- Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA – Québec farm producers’ union)
- International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI)
- Table filière acéricole du ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ – the Québec department of agriculture, fisheries, and food)
- Le Centre de recherche, de développement et de transfert technologique acéricole (Centre ACER – which conducts maple syrup grading, inspection, and research)
QMSP works in concert with Conseil de l’industrie de l’érable (CIE) which represents maple syrup buyers and processors who sell maple products in Canada and export them to world markets. QMSP and CIE work together under agreement of the Convention de mise en marché du sirop d’érable.
Our Team has Maple in its Veins