Average retail price for flour in Canada 2015-2020

The average retail price for 2.5 kilograms of flour was 4.76 Canadian dollars in Canada in June 2020. The retail price of flour fluctuated throughout 2019 and the average monthly price per 2.5 kilograms was 4.53 Canadian dollars in 2019 and 5.06 Canadian dollars in 2015.

Flour origins

Flour is a powder which is used to make many kinds of food such as bread, pastries, pasta and cakes. Wheat flour is one of the most common sorts and is one of the key ingredients in many cuisines worldwide. The process of creating flour is called milling, which is accomplished by grinding the grain between stones or steel wheels. The earliest evidence of wheat seeds being crushed to produce flour dates back to 6,000 BC. Today, there are many different types of flour available at retail with various additives to produce better cooking results.

Canadian market

Canada produced approximately 2.34 million metric tons of wheat flour in 2018. This figure has remained relatively constant over the past years, not dipping below 202 million metric tons annually. Canada is also active in the international trade of wheat flour. In 2018, they exported around 255,730 metric tons and imported around 88,910 metric tons.

Average retail price for flour in Canada from January 2015 to June 2020

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

January 2015 to June 2020

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.

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