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Meat industry in Canada- statistics & facts

The meat industry in Canada is comprised of production and processing, packing, preservation, and marketing of meat such as, beef and veal, lamb and mutton, pork, chicken, goat, rabbit, horse, and wild game such as venison and bison. Meat is widely consumed in Canada, with the average annual household expenditure on meat recorded at almost 1,500 Canadian dollars.

Canadian meat production

In 2020, the volume of beef produced in Canada amounted to 1.28 million metric tons. Canada’s meat processing companies manufacture a wide variety of meat products ranging from fresh and frozen meat to processed, smoked, canned, cooked, as well as sausage and deli meats. The meat product manufacturing industry in Canada generated some 5.4 billion Canadian dollars in gross domestic product in April 2021, up from 4.6 billion Canadian dollars in the same month in the previous year.

Meat trade

Led by pork and beef, meat is one of Canada’s highest value agro-food exports. In 2020, the value of beef and veal exported from Canada amounted to 3.26 billion Canadian dollars and the export volume of pork amounted to about 1.54 million metric tons. In 2020, import volume of beef and veal into Canada was around 249,000 metric tons, and was expected to decrease to 225,000 metric tons in the next year.

Reducing meat consumption

The Canadian meat industry is widely recognized for well-established safety standards of the highest quality as overseen by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). However, many Canadians are willing to reduce their meat consumption or cut meat entirely out of their diets. A recent survey of Canadian consumers found that 36 percent were willing to reduce the amount of meat they consumed, while around eight percent fully intended to reduce the amount of meat they consume in the next six months.

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Meat industry in Canada- statistics & facts

The meat industry in Canada is comprised of production and processing, packing, preservation, and marketing of meat such as, beef and veal, lamb and mutton, pork, chicken, goat, rabbit, horse, and wild game such as venison and bison. Meat is widely consumed in Canada, with the average annual household expenditure on meat recorded at almost 1,500 Canadian dollars.

Canadian meat production

In 2020, the volume of beef produced in Canada amounted to 1.28 million metric tons. Canada’s meat processing companies manufacture a wide variety of meat products ranging from fresh and frozen meat to processed, smoked, canned, cooked, as well as sausage and deli meats. The meat product manufacturing industry in Canada generated some 5.4 billion Canadian dollars in gross domestic product in April 2021, up from 4.6 billion Canadian dollars in the same month in the previous year.

Meat trade

Led by pork and beef, meat is one of Canada’s highest value agro-food exports. In 2020, the value of beef and veal exported from Canada amounted to 3.26 billion Canadian dollars and the export volume of pork amounted to about 1.54 million metric tons. In 2020, import volume of beef and veal into Canada was around 249,000 metric tons, and was expected to decrease to 225,000 metric tons in the next year.

Reducing meat consumption

The Canadian meat industry is widely recognized for well-established safety standards of the highest quality as overseen by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). However, many Canadians are willing to reduce their meat consumption or cut meat entirely out of their diets. A recent survey of Canadian consumers found that 36 percent were willing to reduce the amount of meat they consumed, while around eight percent fully intended to reduce the amount of meat they consume in the next six months.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 27 most important statistics relating to "Meat industry in Canada".

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