In 2016, Canadian farmers and food processors exported $6.4 billion of red meat products


Canada is the
5th largest exporter
of agricultural and
agri-food products

Red meat consumption and exports supported
288,000 jobs in Canada in 2016

From farm to fork red meat consumption generated
$15.3 billion
of economic activity in 2016

Facts-and-Figures

The volume of red meat products exports to China has expanded by 150 percent since 2010
still the US and Japan remain Canada’s most important export market

Facts-and-figures

Canada’s consumption of red meat is estimated at over
$12.7 billion

In 2016, exports contributed about
25% of the GDP
created in Canada’s red meat supply chain, much more than other food processing sectors

A modest
$100M increase
in exports (red meat) result in an almost equivalent increase in GDP of $97M.