Canadian Agri Food Trade Alliance

Canadian Agri-Food Exports by Sectors

BARLEY

Canada produces 8 million tonnes of barley, including malt and feed varieties, and is the fourth largest barley producer in the world after Germany, France and Russia.

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CANOLA

Canola is the number one source of farm cash receipts in Canada totaling $8 billion in 2015. The canola sector contributes $19.3 billion annually to Canada’s economy and creates over 249,000 jobs.

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Beef

Across Canada there are 12.2 million cattle and calves on 82,665 farms and ranches. Beef cattle production is found in all provinces with the largest production in Alberta.

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Pork

The Canadian pork industry is made up of 7,020 hog farms with farm cash receipts of $5 billion. While production takes place in every province, over 75% of Canada’s pig farming takes place in the three provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba.

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Soybeans

Production of Canadian soybeans is quickly growing across our country, increasing by 40 percent over the last four years.

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Pulses

Canada is a world leader in the production and export of pulse crops – peas, lentils, beans and chickpeas. In 2014 Farm Cash Receipts from pulse crops totaled 2.2 billion.

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SUGAR PRODUCTS

The Canadian sugar industry was established principally to serve the growing food processing industry in Canada as an alternative to importing more expensive refined sugar.

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Grains

In 2014, Canada produced more than 29 million tonnes of wheat, almost 5 million of which was durum. Total wheat exports in 2014 were 24 million tonnes of valued at $7.9 billion.

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