Sweet success: Maple production soars in Nova Scotia

Good weather is being credited for a notably successful year for the Nova Scotia maple production industry. AP Photo/Matthew Mead

The maple production industry in Nova Scotia made large gains in 2016, according to numbers released by Statistics Canada Wednesday.

The province saw production more than double from 19,000 gallons in 2015 to 48,000 gallons in this year.

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Good weather conditions, making for higher syrup yields, is credited for the increase of the sweet stuff.

Across Canada, maple production went up by 36.5 per cent from 2015 to 12.2 million gallons in 2016.

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Overall, the total value of maple products increased by 35.9 per cent from 2015 to total $486.7 million for the year.


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