Number of retail bakeries in Canada by region 2019

As of December 2019, Ontario was home to almost 500 retail bakeries, making it the Canadian province with the highest number of them. Ontario had roughly twice as many retail bakeries as British Columbia, which ranked second that year.

Industrial and artisanal bread in Canada

Canadian retail sales for both packaged, industrial bread, and unpackaged, artisanal bread are projected to grow in the coming years. Leavened industrial bread retail sales stood at roughly 2.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2017 and are expected to reach almost 2.5 billion by 2022. Retail sales numbers for leavened artisanal bread amounted to some 900 million U.S. dollars in 2017 and are forecast to grow to an estimated 1.1 billion dollars five years later.

Canada’s favorite bread products

In 2020, the most popular bread products among Canadian consumers were bagels and packaged sliced bread. Over a quarter of Canadians reported that each of these bread types was their favorite. Naans and rolls each accounted for just over ten percent of the votes.

Number of retail bakeries in Canada as of December 2019, by region

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

December 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures refer to active businesses with employees.

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