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Canadian food processing industry - statistics & facts

Canada is home to some major players in the global food processing industry. Loblaw Companies is the largest food processor and accounts for 6.4 percent of total food retail sales in Canada. Although Loblaw itself is a Canadian company, there are many international food processors operating in Canada. Kraft Heinz, PepsiCo, and Nestle SA all account for significant shares of the total Canadian food retail sales. The total gross domestic product for the food manufacturing industry in Canada amounted to around 27.53 billion Canadian dollars in 2018. In Ontario alone, there were over 2,100 food manufacturing establishments as of December 2019.

In 2018, around 4.1 billion Canadian dollars of food preparations were imported into the country, making that the largest food category to be imported. That same year saw an increase in export value of processed food and beverage products from Canada, from 26.1 billion Canadian dollars in exports to approximately 28 billion Canadian dollars. Processed food imports to Canada saw a similar sized increase.

Kraft Heinz is one of the leading food and beverage companies in Canada, with revenues of over 13.4 billion Canadian dollars, followed by Saputo Inc., a Montreal based dairy company. The Cott Corporation, which owns many popular brands such as Keurig, Starbucks Coffee, and Lavazza, saw a 45 percent increase in sales between 2016 and 2017, making it the fastest growing food and beverage company in Canada. One of the biggest brewers of beer in Canada is Molson Coors Brewing Company, which reported sales of around 2.03 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.

Over the course of the calendar year, manufacturer sales of food products in Canada typically peak in summer. In July 2019, manufacturers sold about 9.12 billion Canadian dollars of food. Dairy product sales also peaked in July 2019, reaching a 1.26 billion Canadian dollars in sales.

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