Maple syrup production in Canada supports local economies while meeting burgeoning world demand.

Annual statistics compiled by Québec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP) the story of a booming industry. See for yourself:

  • Québec produces an average 72% of the entire world’s maple syrup.
  • Québec accounts for an average 90% of Canadian production.
  • Québec’s maple industry contributes $1.1 Billion to Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Maple syrup means economic vitality in our regions, creating the equivalent of 12,600 full-time jobs.
  • The industry generates tax revenues of $235 Million to governments in Québec and the rest of Canada.
  • 85% of Québec maple syrup is exported to more than 60 countries.
  • Average annual production is 150 Million pounds of maple syrup. In 2022, the harvest was a record-breaking 211 Million pounds.
  • To meet the growing demand of a rapidly expanding world market, Québec will need to add another 120 Million taps by the year 2080.
  • There are 178 Million potential taps ready for production in Québec.
  • Today, 57 Million taps are producing maple sap in Québec sugar bushes.
  • In 2022, 1,300 Québec maple companies were certified organic, representing 21% of all operations.

Maple Production in Québec, Canada, and the United States 

In 2023, QMSP recorded an estimated harvest of 124 million pounds of maple syrup for all of Quebec, representing an average yield of 2.43 pounds per tap.

As of 2022, Québec was producing 74% 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)

August 31, 2023
2023 57.50
2022 82.71
2023/2022 -30.48%

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

Total Maple Syrup Inventory
(in millions of pounds)

August 31, 2023
Total 33.86
% industrial 5.21

Source : Producteurs et productrices acéricoles du Québec.

Canadian Exports

In 2022, Canada exported more than 150 million pounds of maple syrup, worth more than $600 Million. This represents an increase of 54.2% compared to 2016.

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.

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