Maple syrup: The 2018 United States maple syrup production totaled 4.16 million gallons, down 3 percent from the
previous year. The number of taps is estimated at 13.7 million, up 3 percent from the 2017 total. Yield per tap is
estimated to be 0.304 gallon, down 5 percent from the previous season.
The earliest sap flow reported was January 7 in Pennsylvania. The latest sap flow reported to open the season was
March 1 in Minnesota. On average, the season lasted 42 days, compared with 37 days in 2017. The 2017 United States
average price per gallon was $33.00, down $2.00 from 2016. Value of production, at $141 million for 2017, was down
4 percent from the previous season.
The number of taps for maple syrup production actually went down from 2017-18 in a number of states.
The maple syrup production actual cost of syrup mainly went down from 2017-18 due to a rise in the amount of syrup Canada released for quota sale in the market.
Date ranges will vary widely based on the geography of the maple syrup production state.
The date range of the maple syrup production in the United States
The price of syrup based on 2018 maple syrup production levels changes based on state, size of container and the wholesale or retail price point.