Bigger Maple Syrup Harvest in 2015



WASHINGTON - Jun 10/15 - SNS -- The 2015 United States maple syrup production totaled 3.41 million gallons, up 6.3% from the previous year, according to the USDA's latest crop production estimates for 2015.

The number of taps is estimated at 11.9 million, up 4% from the 2014 total. Yield per tap is estimated to be 0.287 gallon, up 2.1% from the previous season's yield.

All States, with the exception of Ohio, showed an increase in production from the previous year. Cold temperatures contributed to a shorter season of sap flow compared to last year. The earliest sap flow reported was January 1 in Vermont. The latest sap flow reported to open the season was March 18 in New Hampshire. On average, the season lasted 26 days, compared with 29 days in 2014.

The 2014 United States average price per gallon was $36.40, down $1.00 from 2013. Value of production, at $117 million for 2014, was down 11.2% from the previous season.

Maple Syrup Taps, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2013-2015
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              :    Number of taps     :     Yield per tap     :      Production
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              : 2013  : 2014  : 2015  : 2013  : 2014  : 2015  : 2013  : 2014  : 2015
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              :----- 1,000 taps -----   ------ gallons ------   --- 1,000 gallons ---
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Connecticut ..:    78      83      85   0.256   0.193   0.224      20      16      19
Maine ........: 1,880   1,850   1,850   0.298   0.295   0.299     560     545     553
Massachusetts :   280     290     310   0.225   0.210   0.242      63      61      75
Michigan .....:   490     430     470   0.302   0.244   0.270     148     105     127
New Hampshire :   470     490     560   0.264   0.229   0.275     124     112     154
New York .....: 2,200   2,200   2,310   0.261   0.248   0.260     574     546     601
Ohio .........:   440     450     440   0.352   0.289   0.261     155     130     115
Pennsylvania .:   583     588     620   0.230   0.248   0.266     134     146     165
Vermont ......: 4,200   4,350   4,490   0.352   0.310   0.310   1,480   1,350   1,390
Wisconsin ....:   740     700     760   0.358   0.286   0.283     265     200     215
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United States :11,361  11,431  11,895   0.310   0.281   0.287   3,523   3,211   3,414
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Maple Syrup Price and Value - States and United States: 2013-2015
[Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun]
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              :     Average price per gallon      :        Value of production
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2013    :   2014    :  2015 1/  :   2013    :   2014    :  2015 1/
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              :   --------- dollars --------         ------ 1,000 dollars ------
              :
Connecticut ..:   71.00       70.90                    1,420       1,134
Maine ........:   32.00       31.50                   17,920      17,168
Massachusetts :   59.10       56.30                    3,723       3,434
Michigan .....:   48.80       49.50                    7,222       5,198
New Hampshire :   53.40       57.80                    6,622       6,474
New York .....:   43.60       39.70                   25,026      21,676
Ohio .........:   36.90       42.80                    5,720       5,564
Pennsylvania .:   35.60       35.10                    4,770       5,125
Vermont ......:   33.40       33.00                   49,432      44,550
Wisconsin ....:   37.40       33.40                    9,911       6,680
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United States :   37.40       36.40                  131,766     117,003
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1/ Price and value for 2015 will be published in "Crop Production" released June
   2016.
Maple Syrup Season - States and United States: 2013-2015
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              :      Date season      :      Date season      :    Average season
              :       opened 1/       :       closed 2/       :       length 3/
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              : 2013  : 2014  : 2015  : 2013  : 2014  : 2015  : 2013  : 2014  : 2015
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              :-------------------- date --------------------    ------ days ------
              :
Connecticut ..: Jan 2  Jan 14   Feb 1  Apr 28  Apr 22  Apr 20    41      35      27
Maine ........:Jan 13  Jan 14   Feb 9  Apr 30  May 11   May 8    39      29      27
Massachusetts : Jan 8   Feb 5  Mar 14  Apr 15  Apr 26  Apr 11    36      31      28
Michigan .....: Feb 8  Feb 19   Mar 1  Apr 29   May 6  Apr 27    32      24      26
New Hampshire :Jan 30  Jan 10  Mar 18  Apr 26   May 1  Apr 13    38      30      26
New York .....: Jan 1  Jan 10  Jan 12   May 1   May 3  May 16    40      32      26
Ohio .........: Jan 4  Jan 13  Jan 19  Apr 18   May 3  Apr 23    37      30      27
Pennsylvania .:Jan 10   Feb 5  Jan 15   May 8  Apr 30  Apr 30    39      32      28
Vermont ......: Jan 8  Jan 10   Jan 1   May 1  May 23   May 5    41      28      26
Wisconsin ....:Feb 15   Mar 8  Feb 28  May 28   May 4  Apr 15    29      23      23
              :
United States :   (X)     (X)     (X)     (X)     (X)     (X)    37      29      26
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(X) Not applicable.
1/  Approximately the first day that sap was collected.
2/  Approximately the last day that sap was collected.
3/  The average number of days that sap was collected.
Maple Syrup Average Open and Close Season Dates - States and
United States: 2013-2015
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              :      Season Opened 1/       :      Season Closed 2/
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------
              :  2013   :  2014   :  2015   :  2013   :  2014   :  2015
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              :                           date
              :
Connecticut ..: Feb 12    Feb 26    Mar 10    Mar 25     Apr 2     Apr 6
Maine ........:  Mar 4    Mar 21    Mar 21    Apr 12    Apr 19    Apr 17
Massachusetts : Feb 26     Mar 9    Mar 14     Apr 3     Apr 9    Apr 11
Michigan .....:  Mar 9    Mar 21    Mar 13    Apr 10    Apr 14     Apr 8
New Hampshire : Feb 28    Mar 14    Mar 18     Apr 7    Apr 13    Apr 13
New York .....: Feb 27    Mar 13    Mar 17     Apr 9    Apr 14    Apr 12
Ohio .........: Feb 20     Mar 4     Mar 7    Mar 29     Apr 2     Apr 3
Pennsylvania .: Feb 26     Mar 6    Mar 10     Apr 5     Apr 8     Apr 6
Vermont ......:  Mar 3    Mar 20    Mar 22    Apr 13    Apr 17    Apr 17
Wisconsin ....: Mar 25    Mar 28    Mar 14    Apr 23    Apr 19     Apr 6
              :
United States :    (X)       (X)       (X)       (X)       (X)       (X)
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(X) Not applicable.
1/  Approximate average opened date based on reported data.
2/  Approximate average closed date based on reported data.
Maple Syrup Price by Type of Sale and Size of Container - States: 2013 and 2014
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              :   Gallon    : 1/2 Gallon  :    Quart    :    Pint     :  1/2 Pint
Type and State:---------------------------------------------------------------------
              : 2013 : 2014 : 2013 : 2014 : 2013 : 2014 : 2013 : 2014 : 2013 : 2014
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              :                               dollars
              :
Retail        :
Connecticut ..:68.00  63.50  36.10  35.00  20.10  19.70  12.80  11.90   7.00   6.95
Maine ........:55.10  56.60  30.30  30.90  16.40  16.90  10.00  10.00   5.90   6.40
Massachusetts :54.30  53.40  31.20  30.80  18.90  19.00  11.50  11.40   7.55   7.55
Michigan .....:45.00  50.00  25.70  28.00  15.20  15.30   9.00   9.50   6.60   6.90
New Hampshire :52.40  53.10  29.90  31.10  18.50  18.40  10.30  11.20   6.40   6.55
New York .....:45.30  45.30  26.70  25.70  16.30  16.50   9.80  10.50   6.50   7.45
Ohio .........:41.70  40.90  25.60  25.00  14.70  15.70   8.90   9.70   5.90   7.00
Pennsylvania .:41.20  40.30  23.30  23.70  13.50  14.20   8.25   8.70   4.80   5.00
Vermont ......:45.30  47.00  26.40  27.00  16.20  16.00  10.50   9.80   6.60   6.10
Wisconsin ....:42.80  44.40  24.30  25.00  13.20  12.90   8.10   8.40   4.60   6.00
              :
Wholesale     :
Connecticut ..:53.80  49.40    (D)  26.60  15.80  14.40   9.00   7.75   5.10   5.40
Maine ........:  (D)  46.40    (D)  23.90  14.20  13.20   7.90   7.20   4.90   4.90
Massachusetts :40.10  43.60  23.00  23.20  13.40  13.60   7.65   7.35   4.75   4.50
Michigan .....:44.00  37.40  25.60  24.50  13.30  12.80   7.80   7.60   5.00   4.80
New Hampshire :46.10  42.40  20.50  28.20  13.90  15.70   8.00   8.40   5.00   5.45
New York .....:40.40  41.50  24.00  23.30  14.30  12.00   8.15   7.16   5.45   4.05
Ohio .........:34.00  43.00  21.20  20.30  13.10  12.50   7.50   7.60   4.60   5.40
Pennsylvania .:39.10  31.50  22.40  23.10  12.70  15.10   7.00   8.35   4.70   6.85
Vermont ......:38.50  39.30  23.30  24.30  13.70  13.90   8.40   8.20   5.10   5.20
Wisconsin ....:34.50  35.70  25.50  24.10  13.40  12.50   6.80   7.00   4.40   4.20
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(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
Maple Syrup Bulk Price - States: 2013 and 2014
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              :         Bulk all grades         :         Bulk all grades
     State    :-------------------------------------------------------------------
              :      2013      :      2014      :      2013      :      2014
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              :        dollars per pound                dollars per gallon
              :
Connecticut ..:       (D)             2.65              (D)            29.40
Maine ........:      2.80             2.72            30.90            30.00
Massachusetts :      2.60             2.95            28.40            32.30
Michigan .....:      2.55             2.40            28.10            26.30
New Hampshire :      2.50             2.55            27.20            28.30
New York .....:      2.60             2.54            28.60            28.00
Ohio .........:      2.70             2.60            29.50            29.00
Pennsylvania .:      2.60             2.49            28.60            27.50
Vermont ......:      2.75             2.59            30.30            28.50
Wisconsin ....:      2.60             2.40            28.40            26.20
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(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
Maple Syrup Percent of Sales by Type - States: 2013 and 2014
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              :       Retail        :      Wholesale      :        Bulk
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2013   :   2014   :   2013   :   2014   :   2013   :   2014
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              :    -- percent --         -- percent --         -- percent --
              :
Connecticut ..:    58         64         20         29         22          7
Maine ........:     2          3          2          2         96         95
Massachusetts :    62         40         21         28         17         32
Michigan .....:    48         54         23         18         29         28
New Hampshire :    50         57         25         17         25         26
New York .....:    33         31         14         15         53         54
Ohio .........:    29         38         22         16         49         46
Pennsylvania .:    31         35          4          9         65         56
Vermont ......:    10         11          3          6         87         83
Wisconsin ....:    21         18         17         19         62         63
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