Maple Syrup Output Rises



WASHINGTON - Jan 12/18 - SNS -- The 2017 United States maple syrup production totaled 4.27 million gallons, up 2% from the previous year, according to the USDA's final crop estimates.

The number of taps was estimated at 13.3 million, up 6% from the 2016 total. Yield per tap was estimated to be 0.320 gallon, down 4% from the previous season.

Maple Syrup Taps, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2015-2017
[Estimates for 2017 are carried forward from the June 2017 "Crop Production". Any revisions will appear in
the June 2018 "Crop Production"]
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                  :       Number of taps        :        Yield per tap        :         Production
       State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  :  2015   :  2016   :  2017   :  2015   :  2016   :  2017   :  2015   :  2016   :  2017
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                  : ------- 1,000 taps -------   --------- gallons ---------     ----- 1,000 gallons -----
                  :
Connecticut ......:     85        85        86      0.224    0.224     0.233        19        19        20
Indiana 1/ .......:   (NA)        60        62       (NA)    0.200     0.194      (NA)        12        12
Maine ............:  1,850     1,860     1,890      0.299    0.363     0.375       553       675       709
Massachusetts ....:    310       315       320      0.242    0.244     0.263        75        77        84
Michigan .........:    470       400       440      0.270    0.225     0.250       127        90       110
Minnesota 1/ .....:   (NA)        76        77       (NA)    0.184     0.182      (NA)        14        14
New Hampshire ....:    560       545       550      0.275    0.310     0.280       154       169       154
New York .........:  2,310     2,515     2,650      0.260    0.281     0.287       601       707       760
Ohio .............:    440       370       400      0.261    0.189     0.200       115        70        80
Pennsylvania .....:    620       660       660      0.266    0.217     0.211       165       143       139
                  :
Vermont ..........:  4,550     4,850     5,410      0.310    0.410     0.366     1,410     1,990     1,980
West Virginia 1/ .:   (NA)        51        61       (NA)    0.118     0.148      (NA)         6         9
Wisconsin ........:    760       765       735      0.283    0.307     0.272       215       235       200
                  :
United States ....: 11,955    12,552    13,341      0.287    0.335     0.320     3,434     4,207     4,271
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(NA) Not available.
1/   Estimates began in 2016.