Steep Drop in Maple Syrup Output



WASHINGTON - Jan 11/13 - SNS -- The 2012 United States maple syrup production totaled 1.91 million gallons, down 32% from last year, according to the USDA's final crop report for 2012.

The number of taps is estimated at 9.77 million, 2% above the 2011 total of 9.58 million. Yield per tap is estimated at 0.195 gallon, down 33% from the previous season. All States, with the exception of Maine, showed a decrease in production from 2011.

Maple Syrup Taps, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2010-2012
[Estimates for 2012 are carried forward from the June 2012 "Crop Production". Any revisions will appear
in the June 2013 "Crop Production"]
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              :       Number of taps        :        Yield per tap        :         Production
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              :  2010   :  2011   :  2012   :  2010   :  2011   :  2012   :  2010   :  2011   :  2012
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              :  ------- 1,000 taps ------     -------- gallons --------     ----- 1,000 gallons -----
              :
Connecticut ..:     75        71        70     0.120     0.239     0.157         9        17        11
Maine ........:  1,470     1,470     1,500     0.214     0.245     0.240       315       360       360
Massachusetts :    250       245       250     0.116     0.253     0.160        29        62        40
Michigan .....:    490       495       430     0.167     0.248     0.151        82       123        65
New Hampshire :    420       420       440     0.207     0.286     0.173        87       120        76
New York .....:  1,903     2,011     2,070     0.164     0.280     0.174       312       564       360
Ohio .........:    385       405       410     0.169     0.309     0.244        65       125       100
Pennsylvania .:    465       503       501     0.116     0.254     0.192        54       128        96
Vermont ......:  3,150     3,300     3,500     0.283     0.345     0.214       890     1,140       750
Wisconsin ....:    650       660       600     0.180     0.235     0.083       117       155        50
              :
United States :  9,258     9,580     9,771     0.212     0.292     0.195     1,960     2,794     1,908
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