Maple and Economic Development

The Maple Syrup Industry in Numbers

Québec Maple Syrup Producers carefully tracks and compiles statistics about the state of the maple industry within the context of the Canadian and American industries. Through tables and figures, you can see what our maple producers and organization accomplish in economic terms.

Maple Production in Québec, Canada, and the United States 

2022 was a record year for maple production in Québec, with a harvest estimated at more than 211 million pounds of maple syrup, representing an average yield of 4.26 pounds per tap.

As of 2021, Québec was producing 71% of all maple syrup in the world.

The supply

Inventory of the Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve and sales data are regularly updated and published weekly in the La Terre de chez nous trade journal.

Total Sales Agency Sales
(in millions of pounds)

May 31, 2022
2022 42.10
2021 34.12
2022/2021 23.4%

Source : Producteurs et productrices acéricoles du Québec.
Consignment not included.

Total Maple Syrup Inventory
(in millions of pounds)

May 31, 2022
Total 25.83
% industrial 27.54

Source : Producteurs et productrices acéricoles du Québec.

Canadian Exports

In 2021, Canada exported more than 160 million pounds of maple syrup, worth more than $590 Million. This represents an increase of 19.2% compared to 2020.

You can see how exports have trended over the past 10 years in our annual publication of statistics published each year.

Our Main Export Markets

QMSP invests a great deal of energy and financial resources in the marketing and promotion of Canadian maple products to nations abroad. These primary export markets are the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan.