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


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


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.