An outstanding harvest for Quebec Maple Syrup Producers
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Despite a late spring and cold temperatures, Quebec’s 7,400 maple
syrup businesses harvested more than 159 million pounds of maple syrup
this year. That’s an average of 3.43 pounds per tap. According to the
Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, that’s reason to celebrate.
In 2018 the season was subpar overall, with yields that varied
tremendously from one maple syrup region to the next. Against all odds,
Quebec’s producers overcame a late start to produce 41 million pounds
more maple syrup than last year.
Quebec produces 72 per cent of the world’s maple syrup. As a result
of the marketing, innovation, and promotion strategies executed by the
Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, some 60 countries now import and enjoy
quality maple syrup from Quebec. Production is increasing and sales are
booming, so much so that the Québec Maple Syrup Producers is targeting
185 million pounds in sales within five years.