The production of maple syrup in Quebec reached a peak this year: 148.2 million of pounds produced, 23% more than the previous record of 120 million pounds set in 2013.
The president of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, Serge Beaulieu, said that the 2016 harvest represents a value of $ 400 million to producers.
Spring weather conditions were more favorable for maple syrup or periods of frost and thaw very frequent light.
The farther south, such as Montérégie, experienced their first significant flows from the third week of February. The latest castings took place in Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie in early May, meaning the sugar season 2016 lasted more than eight weeks.
This is the region of Centre-du-Quebec has achieved the best performance in the notch.
Over 80% of the Quebec maple syrup is exported to 53 countries.