Number of millions of pounds of Canada’s just released “reserve” maple syrup. The Canadian group Quebec Maple Syrup Producers recently announced it was distributing about half of the total stockpile of its strategic maple syrup reserves. Quebec produces nearly 70% of the world’s maple syrup, but this year the province wasn’t able to keep up with worldwide demand which grew by 21%. The U.S. is the largest consumer of Canadian maple syrup. Pancakes!