Fact Sheet: Agriculture and Processed Foods Sector

The agriculture and processed foods sector encompasses several industries, including livestock, poultry, dairy products, oilseeds, cereals, grains, pulses, special crops, fruits and vegetables, horticulture (edible and ornamental), honey and syrup, the organic subsector, agricultural technologies and equipment, animal genetics, pet food and animal feed, as well as the food-processing industry, including food and beverage manufacturing and bakery products.

Statistics for 2013

  • Percent of GDP: 1.3%
  • Direct employment in Canada: 314,600 jobs
  • Exports: $24.4 billion

Source: Statistics Canada

Top five export markets

United States, China, Japan, Mexico, India

Key markets

Australia, Brunei, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, European Free Trade Association, European Union, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, MoroccoPanama, Peru, Philippines, Russia*, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vietnam