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Average retail price for bacon in Canada from January 2015 to June 2019
(in Canadian dollars per 500 grams)
Average retail price for bacon in Canada 2015-2019
The average retail price of bacon in Canada was 7.07 Canadian dollars per 500 grams in June 2019. This price has gradually risen over the survey period from an average of 6.65 Canadian dollars in 2015. The cost of bacon hit an all-time high in January 2019 at 7.28 dollars for 500 grams.

American vs. Canadian bacon

Bacon is a pork product which is commonly smoked or cured and eaten as a breakfast item. Bacon eaten in Canada, otherwise known as back bacon, is different to its American counterpart - American bacon, or streaky bacon, comes from the belly of the pig, whilst Canadian bacon comes from the pork loin. There is a difference in appearance as well as in taste, with American bacon containing a lot more fat than its leaner counterpart.

Pork industry in Canada

The volume of pork produced in Canada amounted to around 2.12 million metric tons in 2018, this is an increase of almost 0.2 million metric tons since 2010. Whilst production has increased over time, consumption has gradually decreased . Pork consumption in Canada amounted to approximately 27.3 kilograms of carcass weight per capita in 2018, over 5 kilograms less than in 2010. Canadian consumers’ views on eating less meat could be one reason for this decrease.
Average retail price for bacon in Canada from January 2015 to June 2019
(in Canadian dollars per 500 grams)
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

January 2015 to June 2019

Supplementary notes

Statistics Canada collects prices for food, household supply and personal care items from food supermarkets and drugstores, prices for cigarettes from supermarkets, department stores, drug stores and tobacco shops, and prices for regular, unleaded gasoline from gas stations.

Average retail price for bacon in Canada 2015-2019
The average retail price of bacon in Canada was 7.07 Canadian dollars per 500 grams in June 2019. This price has gradually risen over the survey period from an average of 6.65 Canadian dollars in 2015. The cost of bacon hit an all-time high in January 2019 at 7.28 dollars for 500 grams.

American vs. Canadian bacon

Bacon is a pork product which is commonly smoked or cured and eaten as a breakfast item. Bacon eaten in Canada, otherwise known as back bacon, is different to its American counterpart - American bacon, or streaky bacon, comes from the belly of the pig, whilst Canadian bacon comes from the pork loin. There is a difference in appearance as well as in taste, with American bacon containing a lot more fat than its leaner counterpart.

Pork industry in Canada

The volume of pork produced in Canada amounted to around 2.12 million metric tons in 2018, this is an increase of almost 0.2 million metric tons since 2010. Whilst production has increased over time, consumption has gradually decreased . Pork consumption in Canada amounted to approximately 27.3 kilograms of carcass weight per capita in 2018, over 5 kilograms less than in 2010. Canadian consumers’ views on eating less meat could be one reason for this decrease.
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