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Maple Syrup Cartel Restocks Supplies After Record Quebec Harvest

  • Canadian syrup harvest tops previous record set in 2020
  • Producers also sold record amount of syrup as exports surged
A tree is tapped to collect sap in Bromont, Quebec, Canada.
A tree is tapped to collect sap in Bromont, Quebec, Canada.Photographer: Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg

Quebec, the world’s top maple syrup supplier, produced a record amount of the sweet breakfast staple thanks to chilly Canadian weather -- delivering a bounty that helps replenish depleted stockpiles.

Producers in the French-speaking Canadian province harvested 211.3 million pounds of syrup this spring, according to a survey by Quebec-based agri-food consultant Groupe Ageco. The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers -- the de facto cartel of the sticky stuff --- said the amount allows it to restock reserves drained after last year’s harvest. This year’s output topped the previous record of 175 million pounds in 2020.