Maple products rose to $517.5 million on higher output as honey output and number of bee colonies declined.
Quebec produces 72% of the world’s maple syrup.
Syrup production was down in every syrup-producing province except Ontario and Nova Scotia.
Province is adding five million taps over the next two years to its existing 43 million spigots.
Roughly 13,000 litres of product were destined for the Japanese market.
Quebec federation’s limits on sap and syrup purchases don’t apply in New Brunswick.