Statistical Overview of the Canadian Vegetable Industry - 2015

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Overview

This report focuses on field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables and mushrooms. It excludes information regarding potatoes, as a separate report for potatoes is published (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada No. 12508E). This report provides a statistical overview of the vegetable industry by presenting relevant information that includes the number of farms, total farm area, production, farm gateFootnote1 value (FGV), trade, and innovation in the vegetable sector.

Ontario remained the largest producer of field vegetables in 2015, accounting for 55% of Canada's total production, followed by Québec with 33% and British Columbia with 3%. Overall, Canada's field vegetable production grew by 3% from 2014 to 2015.

Although Canada's total field vegetable production only grew by 3% from 2014, FGV increased by nearly 9% in the same period, growing by approximately $84 million from 2014 to a total of $1.04 billion in 2015. Ontario had the largest FGV of the provinces with 41%, followed by Quebec with 39% and British Columbia with 6%. With the exception of Alberta and New Brunswick, all provinces experienced increases in FGV in 2015. Carrots (including baby carrots) were the largest contributor of field vegetables generating $107 million of FGV, followed by lettuce (including leaf lettuce and head lettuce) with $95 million, tomatoes with $84 million and dry onions with $80 million.

Mushroom sales reached $376 million in 2015, up 4% from 2014, continuing the overall upward trend of the past 5 years. Ontario continued to lead the mushroom sector in 2015, representing 53% of the total production in Canada, followed by British Columbia with 38%.

FGV for the greenhouse vegetable sector totaled almost $1.3 billion in 2015, an increase of 3% from 2014. Tomatoes were the largest contributor to FGV for the greenhouse sector, accounting for 40% ($517 million). Peppers and cucumbers hold the second and third largest FGV, accounting for 33% ($426 million) and 24% ($308 million), respectively.

Total Canadian vegetable exports, comprising field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables and mushrooms, amounted to $1.6 billion in 2015, an increase of 20% from 2014. The United States remained Canada's largest purchaser, importing 97% of Canada's total vegetable exports.

Consistent with the overall trend observed in previous years, the value of the top Canadian exported commodities (field and greenhouse peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and mushrooms) again increased in 2015. The volume of the top four exports also reached five-year highs in 2015, with the exception of tomatoes, which fell from 146,792 metric tonnes to 135,553 metric tonnes, a decrease of 8%. Greenhouse sector commodities contributed a great deal to the Canadian value exports in 2015, as 52% of total vegetable exports (95% of tomato, 91% of cucumber and gherkins and 91% of peppers) were from the greenhouse sector.

In 2015, Canada imported approximately $3.5 billion in vegetables, with approximately $2.2 billion (63%) coming from the United States. Mexico was the second largest source of Canadian imports in 2015, with approximately $851 million.

The value of all of Canada's top imported commodities, including lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and cauliflower and broccoli, experienced increases in 2015. The value of imported cauliflower and broccoli experienced the largest change in 2015, increasing from $210 million to $273 million from 2014 (an increase of 30%). The second largest percentage increase in value was observed with lettuce, which grew from $359 million to $458 million from 2014 to 2015 (an increase of 27%).

The vegetable industry is continually introducing innovative varieties and products. Between 2011 and 2015, approximately 277 new varieties were launched in Canada.

1. Production

1.1. Number of field vegetable farms [1] by province

2006 2011 Change

Note:

[1] Number of farms includes all farms reported to be growing vegetables as a crop, and not exclusively only farms which vegetable production represents 50% or more of total farm cash receipts.

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture (CANSIM Table 004-0003)

Newfoundland and Labrador 154 150 −3%
Prince Edward Island 114 97 −15%
Nova Scotia 367 375 2%
New Brunswick 207 202 −2%
Quebec 2,052 1,833 −11%
Ontario 3,909 3,527 −10%
Manitoba 273 208 −24%
Saskatchewan 210 180 −14%
Alberta 508 445 −12%
British Columbia 1,705 2,040 20%
Canada 9,499 9,057 −5%

1.2. Number of greenhouse vegetable [1] farms by province

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Note:

[1] Includes Greenhouse tomatoes, lettuce, peppers and cucumber.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0047)

Atlantic provinces 45 50 50 45 40
Quebec 245 240 235 195 190
Ontario 235 235 230 230 228
Prairie provinces 80 85 85 80 75
British Columbia 130 135 135 130 125
Canada 735 745 735 680 658

1.3. Planted area of field vegetables by province (hectares)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Note:

[1] Totals may not add up as some data was suppressed to meet confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0013)

Newfoundland and Labrador 246 221 250 238 197
Prince Edward Island 883 906 834 697 592
Nova Scotia 2,085 2,315 965 1,371 1,380
New Brunswick 650 610 579 525 529
Quebec 36,002 35,455 34,459 35,307 35,682
Ontario 47,705 49,434 47,182 47,614 46,674
Manitoba 1,694 776 1,146 486 975
Saskatchewan 161 89 205 155 143
Alberta 3,344 3,432 4,274 4,445 3,388
British Columbia 5,427 5,431 4,996 5,393 5,075
Canada[1] 100,249 101,488 98,457 98,760 98,158

1.4. Planted area of field vegetables by province - percent share, 2015

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  • Ontario: 48%
  • Quebec: 36%
  • British Columbia: 5%
  • Alberta: 3%
  • Others: 8%

Source: Statistics Canada. (CANSIM Table 001-0013)

1.5. Planted area of field vegetables by commodity (hectares)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] Includes baby carrots and regular carrots.

[2] Includes Chinese cabbage and regular cabbage.

[3] Includes leaf lettuce and head lettuce.

F: Too unreliable to be published.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0013)

Corn, sweet 22,880 21,919 20,778 20,021 19,112
Peas, green 11,591 13,705 13,327 13,263 12,906
Beans, green or wax 8,398 9,222 8,591 8,154 8,165
Carrots[1] 8,772 8,610 8,184 7,622 7,662
Tomatoes 6,831 6,834 6,524 5,087 5,499
Dry onions 5,345 5,436 4,718 4,821 5,199
Cabbage[2] 5,603 5,798 5,774 5,694 5,089
Lettuce[3] 4,035 3,583 3,840 4,422 4,734
Broccoli 4,149 4,062 4,220 4,004 4,151
Squash and zucchinis 2,598 2,595 2,564 2,569 2,922
Pumpkins 2,984 2,844 2,754 2,885 2,785
Cucumbers and gherkins 2,228 1,905 1,942 2,330 2,069
Peppers 1,950 1,979 1,902 1,936 1,955
Asparagus 1,742 1,737 1,965 1,922 1,787
Cauliflower 1,811 1,766 1,617 1,527 1,580
Beets 1,384 1,347 1,482 1,505 1,531
Rutabagas and turnips 1,766 1,863 1,736 1,734 1,454
Celery 750 721 765 898 886
Radishes 976 966 923 927 885
Shallots and green onions 691 689 763 805 752
Watermelon 569 540 802 786 738
Spinach 834 779 822 774 722
Other melons 473 579 679 715 712
Brussels sprouts 566 609 467 488 433
Parsnips 351 383 384 365 338
Leeks 329 353 287 237 272
Garlic 333 297 317 F 189
Parsley 146 187 197 132 168
Rhubarb 164 180 133 155 156
Total 100,249 101,488 98,457 98,760 98,158

1.6. Harvested area of greenhouse vegetables[1] by province (square meters)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] Includes greenhouse tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, and cucumber.

[2] Totals may not add up as some data was surpressed to meet confidentiallity requirements of the Statistics Act.

-: Too unreliable to be published or suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0006)

Newfoundland and Labrador 1,509 2,522 3,018 3,235 2,698
Prince Edward Island 242 - 1,236 1,398 -
Nova Scotia 52,850 51,554 63,959 67,577 77,992
New Brunswick - - - - 5,043
Quebec 650,696 813,802 974,967 909,517 996,127
Ontario 8,260,638 8,946,414 9,536,949 9,648,343 10,061,138
Manitoba 7,786 6,778 6,595 835 5,245
Saskatchewan 9,289 4,575 15,250 12,978 11,445
Alberta 506,093 520,013 541,095 530,301 512,635
British Columbia 2,805,537 2,890,257 2,953,999 3,014,961 2,881,096
Canada[2] 12,616,282 13,342,785 14,159,519 14,234,970 14,601,361

1.7. Harvested area of greenhouse vegetables by province - percent share, 2015

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  • Ontario: 69%
  • British Columbia: 20%
  • Quebec: 7%
  • Alberta: 3%
  • Others: 1%

Source: Statistics Canada. (CANSIM Table 001-0006)

1.8. Harvested area of greenhouse vegetables by commodity (square meters)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0006)
Tomatoes 5,321,281 5,313,632 5,626,969 5,540,991 5,530,341
Cucumbers 3,089,805 3,273,983 3,462,182 3,544,037 3,710,078
Lettuce 317,459 208,913 182,954 198,903 213,356
Peppers 3,887,737 4,546,257 4,887,414 4,951,039 4,940,123
Total 12,616,282 13,342,785 14,159,519 14,234,970 14,393,898

1.9. Harvested area of greenhouse vegetables by commodity – percent share, 2015

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  • Tomatoes: 38%
  • Peppers: 34%
  • Cucumbers: 26%
  • Lettuce: 2%

Source: Statistics Canada. (CANSIM Table 001-0006)

1.10. Marketed production[1] of field vegetables by province (metric tonnes)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] Marketed Production refers to the total quantity of vegetables sold to the fresh and processing markets.

[2] Totals may not add up as some data was surpressed to meet confidentiallity requirements of the Statistics Act.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0013)

Newfoundland and Labrador 3,976 4,140 4,653 3,322 2,887
Prince Edward Island 30,004 38,550 30,351 22,287 19,713
Nova Scotia 58,309 54,353 18,908 41,685 38,112
New Brunswick 7,455 7,524 7,428 4,910 4,378
Quebec 541,371 567,977 583,947 628,099 669,266
Ontario 1,231,093 1,265,827 1,056,054 1,088,877 1,115,097
Manitoba 27,041 4,134 12,707 4,560 13,118
Saskatchewan 2,050 754 1,295 364 1,522
Alberta 21,016 26,213 36,447 54,101 29,731
British Columbia 67,683 63,830 58,123 58,328 57,373
Canada[2] 2,029,118 2,090,536 1,896,805 1,969,434 2,025,837

1.11. Marketed production of field vegetables by province – percent share, 2015

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  • Ontario: 55%
  • Quebec: 33%
  • British Columbia: 3%
  • Nova Scotia: 2%
  • Alberta: 1%
  • Others: 6%

Source: Statistics Canada. (CANSIM Table 001-0013)

1.12. Marketed production[1] of field vegetables by commodity (metric tonnes)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] Marketed production refers to the total quantity of vegetables sold to the fresh and processing markets.

[2] Includes baby carrots and regular carrots.

[3] Includes Chinese cabbage and regular cabbage.

[4] Includes leaf lettuce and head lettuce.

-: Too unreliable to be published or suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0013)

Tomatoes 471,602 478,151 387,841 366,704 401,858
Carrots[2] 412,164 392,412 338,292 285,070 324,468
Dry onions 189,877 194,047 169,678 220,156 209,060
Corn, sweet 209,013 212,725 202,291 216,887 203,384
Cabbage[3] 159,591 162,274 163,378 157,397 150,360
Lettuce[4] 62,494 64,219 74,821 100,879 109,228
Pumpkins 57,777 62,475 51,634 67,770 63,945
Peas, green 43,022 58,970 49,451 56,664 57,942
Beans, green or wax 43,497 60,207 52,763 56,505 53,393
Cucumbers and gherkins 42,967 49,115 47,441 52,628 52,969
Peppers 46,313 50,544 47,317 50,534 50,000
Squash and zucchinis 31,804 33,510 29,254 34,320 44,253
Rutabagas and turnips 53,671 46,023 46,151 54,337 42,917
Broccoli 33,716 34,786 37,945 39,010 41,433
Beets 31,068 36,354 37,594 30,597 39,127
Celery 28,668 27,936 34,384 38,245 37,080
Cauliflower 28,995 30,574 31,275 28,211 28,711
Watermelon 18,054 22,940 22,946 27,048 27,879
Radishes 11,550 12,262 12,328 16,333 22,379
Shallots and green onions 10,905 10,414 12,615 17,399 19,045
Other melons 11,331 16,436 17,465 19,222 17,726
Asparagus 6,577 6,235 7,479 6,394 6,936
Parsnips 5,729 7,483 6,133 9,066 6,903
Spinach 4,017 5,165 4,112 5,610 5,971
Brussels sprouts 6,141 6,361 3,224 5,120 4,613
Parsley 1,309 2,088 2,297 1,794 2,410
Rhubarb 1,602 1,646 1,440 1,286 1,480
Garlic 572 752 848 532 367
Leeks 5,092 4,432 4,408 3,716 -
Total 2,029,118 2,090,536 1,896,805 1,969,434 2,025,837

1.13. Farm gate value1 of field vegetables by province (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

1.The "farm gate" value is the pricing point of production, excluding charges for transport or delivery.

2. Totals may not add up as some data was suppressed to meet confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANISIM Table 001-0013)

Newfoundland and Labrador 3,402 3,711 3,849 3,004 3,197
Prince Edward Island 9,059 8,127 7,172 5,509 5,687
Nova Scotia 17,110 17,469 22,110 8,141 15,678
New Brunswick 5,143 5,667 5,531 4,852 4,710
Quebec 260,759 274,522 302,414 350,311 401,875
Ontario 356,228 359,403 360,972 411,100 427,331
Manitoba 17,902 6,355 8,210 2,260 9,621
Saskatchewan 1,731 940 1,693 1,124 2,227
Alberta 9,354 12,522 18,978 35,302 20,086
British Columbia 60,736 57,721 54,332 61,454 65,399
Canada[2] 775,137 800,297 839,256 953,682 1,037,592

1.14. Farm gate value of field vegetables by province – percent share, 2015

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  • Ontario: 41%
  • Quebec: 39%
  • British Columbia: 6%
  • Alberta: 2%
  • Nova Scotia: 2%
  • Others: 10%

Source: Statistics Canada. (CANSIM Table 001-0013)

1.15. Farm gate value of field vegetables by commodity (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

1. Includes baby carrots and regular carrots.

2. Includes leaf lettuce and head lettuce.

3. Includes Chinese cabbage and regular cabbage.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0013)

Carrots[1] 95,491 87,567 94,888 94,225 107,151
Lettuce[2] 48,248 51,287 61,600 81,691 95,479
Tomatoes 80,831 79,910 65,089 71,338 83,588
Dry onions 65,242 65,452 62,137 78,515 80,261
Cabbage[3] 60,415 62,524 78,646 78,382 75,786
Corn, sweet 70,493 71,524 73,196 75,608 71,789
Broccoli 33,492 40,241 47,958 52,778 61,713
Peppers 33,782 39,170 37,945 40,091 42,207
Beans, green or wax 30,295 30,410 31,093 32,111 35,680
Squash and zucchinis 26,955 26,685 24,267 22,731 29,706
Cucumbers and gherkins 23,130 23,851 25,742 29,171 29,310
Shallots and green onions 15,907 15,667 21,325 27,011 29,202
Asparagus 22,392 22,887 26,850 24,225 27,799
Cauliflower 22,333 23,846 24,667 25,527 27,427
Peas, green 17,327 24,145 24,013 22,643 24,330
Rutabagas and turnips 22,024 21,495 20,894 21,357 22,095
Celery 12,369 14,587 15,644 19,230 21,310
Pumpkins 16,956 17,586 18,023 22,134 21,299
Beets 13,922 12,189 15,578 15,529 19,369
Radishes 10,739 10,832 11,259 11,329 13,990
Spinach 6,681 8,703 7,405 10,375 11,587
Other melons 6,250 8,494 10,026 10,205 10,579
Leeks 7,953 7,551 7,449 6,179 10,078
Watermelon 7,409 6,901 7,962 8,621 9,539
Parsnips 5,966 7,064 7,153 9,456 7,817
Brussels sprouts 7,331 7,426 5,072 6,555 6,610
Parsley 2,820 3,430 4,055 3,459 4,699
Garlic 6,190 6,593 7,267 5,003 4,150
Rhubarb 2,194 2,280 2,053 1,829 2,167
Total 775,137 800,297 839,256 953,682 1,037,592

1.16. Greenhouse vegetable[1] production by province (metric tonnes)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

1. Does not include lettuce.

2. Data for greenhouse tomatoes in 2015 are not included because they are too unreliable to be published.

3. Totals may not add up as some data was suppressed to meet confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

-: Too unreliable to be published or suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0006)

Newfoundland and Labrador 7 9 16 25 7
Prince Edward Island 0 - - 66 -
Nova Scotia 347 1,943 2,763 2,668 2,714
New Brunswick - - 27 24 24
Quebec[2] 22,468 22,777 21,764 20,495 2,432
Ontario 348,487 385,363 408,398 420,341 415,558
Manitoba 190 162 178 24 152
Saskatchewan 92 86 210 162 154
Alberta 21,025 23,115 20,769 22,357 20,866
British Columbia 112,095 115,073 130,325 124,256 119,789
Canada[3] 509,126 551,714 585,617 590,986 581,677

1.17. Greenhouse vegetable production by province – percent share, 2015

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  • Ontario: 74%
  • British Columbia: 21%
  • Alberta: 4%
  • Others: 1%

Source: Statistics Canada. (CANSIM Table 001-0013)

1.18. Greenhouse vegetable production by commodity (metric tonnes)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

1. Lettuce production has been converted using Statistics Canada's conversion rate: 1 dozen heads of lettuce is equal to 15 pounds (where 1 pound = 0.4536kg).

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0006)

Tomatoes 266,481 272,992 282,809 280,332 266,845
Cucumbers 152,453 166,731 174,534 180,360 180,194
Peppers 90,192 111,991 128,274 130,294 134,638
Lettuce[1] 15,643 15,304 17,467 18,387 20,699
Total 509,126 551,714 585,617 590,986 581,677

1.19. Farm gate value of greenhouse vegetables by province (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

1. Data for greenhouse tomatoes in 2015 are not included because they are too unreliable to be published.

2. Totals may not add up as some data was suppressed to meet confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

-: Too unreliable to be published or suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0006)

Newfoundland and Labrador 19 22 83 83 50
Prince Edward Island 6 - 15 211 -
Nova Scotia 1,039 4,699 7,302 7,503 7,118
New Brunswick - - 111 90 101
Quebec[1] 71,981 80,913 86,011 86,678 36,420
Ontario 687,296 678,383 767,501 803,226 820,299
Manitoba 724 651 703 87 609
Saskatchewan 847 398 1,194 873 979
Alberta 42,379 50,545 52,275 52,114 50,897
British Columbia 259,239 231,049 299,792 290,743 302,543
Canada[2] 1,095,624 1,055,981 1,222,150 1,249,671 1,287,236

1.20. Farm gate value of greenhouse vegetables by commodity (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0006)
Tomatoes 484,934 437,649 516,656 507,098 516,928
Cucumbers 284,522 281,791 299,170 312,127 308,199
Lettuce 26,555 23,184 28,994 31,748 35,991
Peppers 299,612 313,357 377,329 398,699 426,118
Total 1,095,624 1,055,981 1,222,150 1,249,671 1,287,236

1.21. Area, production and sales[1] of Canadian mushrooms

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] Regional distribution shown as presented by Statistics Canada.

[2] Totals may not add up as some data was suppressed to meet confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

.. : Not available.

x : Suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 001-0012)

Harvested area (thousands of square feet) Maritime provinces and Quebec x x x x x
Ontario 19,372 24,135 27,217 27,127 27,297
Prairie provinces .. .. .. x x
British Columbia x x x 15,306 15,611
Canada[2] 36,350 42,336 45,944 45,673 47,004
Production (metric tonnes) Maritime provinces and Quebec x x x x x
Ontario 49,744 61,259 60,000 58,771 63,596
Prairie provinces .. .. .. x x
British Columbia x x x 42,500 43,349
Canada[2] 93,047 107,068 106,446 111,310 117,284
Sales
(thousands of Canadian dollars)
Maritime provinces and Quebec x x x x x
Ontario 161,940 200,753 223,479 221,126 254,521
Prairie provinces .. .. .. x x
British Columbia x x x 114,740 119,297
Canada[2] 272,410 331,190 361,734 376,097 417,382

2. Innovation

2.1. Number of new products launched in Canada under sub-category "Vegetable", 2011–2015

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  • 2011: 87
  • 2012: 74
  • 2013: 188
  • 2014: 172
  • 2015: 159

Source: Mintel

2.2. Number of new products launched in Canada under the sub-category "Vegetable" by launch type, 2011–2015

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  • New Variety/Range Extension: 277 (41%)
  • New Product: 209 (31%)
  • New Packaging: 159 (23%)
  • Relaunch: 30 (4%)
  • New Formulation: 5 (1%)

Source: Mintel

2.3. Top 10 claims of new products launched in Canada under the sub-category "Vegetable", 2011 – 2015

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Source: Mintel
Kosher 22 23 48 54 33 180
Microwaveable 20 15 41 39 46 161
Ease of Use 11 17 25 33 38 124
No Additives/Preservatives 6 19 22 25 28 100
Organic 14 5 18 29 27 93
Ethical - Environmentally Friendly Package 11 11 20 28 22 92
Economy 2 6 49 18 10 85
Convenient Packaging 9 7 8 23 29 76
High/Added Fiber 3 6 42 3 11 65
Low/No/Reduced Sodium 6 6 16 10 16 54

2.4. Top 5 claims of new products launched in Canada under the sub-category "Vegetable", 2011–2015

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Source: Mintel

3. Trade

3.1. Canadian vegetable[1] trade balance (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Note:

[1] Includes frozen, dried and greenhouse.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSNET, June 2016)

Exports 1,056,265 1,047,736 1,297,675 1,327,606 1,586,719
Imports 2,360,862 2,279,755 2,650,074 2,927,071 3,455,067
Net trade (exports less imports) −1,304,597 −1,232,019 −1,352,399 −1,599,464 −1,868,348

3.2. Exports

3.2.1. Canada's fresh vegetable exports by commodity (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] Includes greenhouse vegetables.

[2] Includes provisionally preserved.

[3] Includes dried.

[4] Includes frozen.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSNET, June 2016)

Peppers[1] 206,767 225,659 272,850 296,345 361,681
Tomatoes[1] 299,533 274,321 337,072 316,701 326,231
Cucumbers and gherkins[1][2] 125,059 126,590 177,829 179,992 204,898
Mushrooms[2][3] 110,736 115,770 130,445 141,297 189,173
Cabbages 44,514 39,500 57,186 58,967 86,330
Carrots 48,327 38,896 39,165 47,147 61,715
Beans[4] 34,677 41,648 42,542 50,884 60,207
Onions and shallots[3] 20,421 22,432 32,459 40,865 54,257
Corn[4] 18,007 20,635 19,789 21,433 34,991
Lettuce 9,119 14,486 18,245 22,005 27,578
Peas[4] 18,084 17,233 49,002 31,047 24,208
Cauliflower and broccoli 7,971 8,869 10,846 12,139 15,990
Spinach[4] 2,891 3,625 5,959 9,172 10,917
Sweet potatoes 4,855 1,825 229 574 9,137
Asparagus 5,250 6,711 6,712 5,762 6,293
Eggplant 3,417 3,989 4,200 4,617 5,649
Celery 2,826 2,668 2,826 3,028 4,403
Brussels sprouts 223 262 385 500 2,295
Leeks 993 1,282 1,933 2,395 2,142
Leguminous vegetables[4] 3,196 4,194 17,027 3,926 934
Garlic 495 377 343 285 375
Turnips 159 175 126 209 330
Other vegetables[2][3][4] 88,744 76,589 70,507 78,317 96,987
Total 1,056,265 1,047,736 1,297,675 1,327,606 1,586,719

3.2.2. Canada's fresh vegetable exports by commodity (metric tonnes)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] Includes greenhouse vegetables.

[2] Includes provisionally preserved.

[3] Includes dried.

[4] Includes frozen.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSNET, June 2016)

Tomatoes[1] 141,511 139,507 140,682 146,792 135,553
Cucumbers and gherkins[1][2] 82,368 89,359 108,212 113,328 120,018
Peppers[1] 85,342 97,716 103,782 111,387 113,063
Carrots 97,995 91,526 78,163 88,313 89,385
Cabbage 67,030 62,399 78,351 75,687 86,122
Onions and shallots[3] 30,180 38,936 50,667 58,368 81,642
Beans[4] 28,642 31,581 34,262 37,525 36,469
Mushrooms[2][3] 28,143 31,465 31,945 31,298 32,898
Corn[4] 16,531 16,698 16,089 17,452 26,951
Lettuce 10,396 14,457 16,445 18,207 19,166
Peas[4] 17,647 16,125 52,252 29,652 17,246
Cauliflowers and broccoli 10,355 11,776 11,814 12,731 14,070
Sweet potatoes 7,208 2,700 552 1,347 11,919
Celery 6,029 4,930 5,842 5,314 5,155
Spinach[4] 1,241 1,459 2,149 3,309 3,412
Eggplant 1,198 1,274 1,330 1,560 1,582
Asparagus 1,482 1,511 1,678 1,439 1,329
Brussel sprouts 94 118 157 203 857
Leguminous vegetables[4] 2,748 3,017 22,942 5,056 775
Leeks 845 987 1,641 1,737 635
Turnips 345 726 408 498 386
Garlic 147 217 211 24 69
Other vegetables[2][3][4] 104,090 78,121 69,887 70,924 82,889
Total 741,567 736,605 829,461 832,151 881,589

3.2.3. Top 5 vegetable[1] export destinations by commodity (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Note:

[1] May include frozen and dried.

[2] Includes greenhouse vegetables.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSNET, June 2016)

United States Peppers[2] 206,702 225,610 272,821 296,281 361,415
Tomatoes[2] 298,910 273,748 335,650 315,843 324,282
Cucumbers and gherkins[2] 125,028 126,589 177,762 179,751 204,840
Mushrooms 98,527 111,418 117,895 133,040 163,407
Others 303,105 291,450 344,023 374,276 490,965
Total 1,032,272 1,028,814 1,248,150 1,299,192 1,544,909
Japan Mushrooms 6,561 3,213 8,941 3,664 16,063
Tomatoes[2] 583 561 1,265 642 1,539
Peas 1,144 1,450 1,851 1,640 253
Cucumbers and gherkins2 7 0 0 2 17
Others 110 25 51 17 0
Total 8,406 5,249 12,107 5,966 17,872
Netherlands Sweet potatoes 0 157 0 0 5,561
Mushrooms 863 421 885 239 1,097
Onions and shallots 0 35 0 80 34
Peas 0 0 70 0 0
Total 863 613 954 319 6,692
China Peas 677 1,241 5,241 3,813 1,494
Mushrooms 40 64 53 54 295
Cucumbers and gherkins[2] 0 0 0 1 27
Spinach 0 0 0 81 24
Others 45 7 229 73 4
Total 762 1,312 5,522 4,021 1,845
Hong Kong Mushrooms 137 15 77 213 608
Peas 0 0 0 0 195
Peppers[2] 0 0 0 6 174
Tomatoes[2] 1 2 6 47 136
Others 207 6 1 314 577
Total 346 23 84 580 1,690

3.2.4. Top 10 vegetable[1] export destinations (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Note:

[1] Includes frozen and dried.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSNET, June 2016)

United States 1,032,272 1,028,814 1,248,150 1,299,192 1,544,909
Japan 8,406 5,249 12,107 5,966 17,872
Netherlands 863 613 954 319 6,692
France 2,970 1,148 1,992 2,132 4,040
Switzerland 1,330 200 484 960 2,313
China 762 1,312 5,522 4,021 1,845
Hong Kong 346 23 84 580 1,690
Thailand 538 537 1,024 1,399 749
Vietnam 76 0 51 63 643
India 9 9 156 4,226 583
Others 8,694 9,833 27,149 8,749 5,384
Total 1,056,265 1,047,736 1,297,675 1,327,606 1,586,719

3.2.5. Top vegetable export destinations by province (Canadian dollars)

2011 2015
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSNET, June 2016)
Newfoundland and Labrador United States 0 26,724
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1,875 557
France 3,111 0
Total 4,996 27,281
Prince Edward Island United States 920,848 2,131,892
Trinidad and Tobago 53,306 163,080
Jamaica 10,056 23,249
France 0 326
Others 30,856 0
Total 1,015,066 2,318,547
Nova Scotia United States 14,727,049 18,909,328
France 30,757 24,930
Iceland 0 20,350
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1,668 5,574
Others 307,621 0
Total 15,067,095 18,960,182
New Brunswick United States 1,767,500 1,329,681
Trinidad and Tobago 7,032 37,349
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5,371 29,963
France 11 630
Others 4,597,991 0
Total 6,377,905 1,397,623
Quebec United States 132,843,194 246,927,697
Netherlands 0 5,561,069
Hong Kong 162,573 557,654
France 23,775 400,860
Israel 0 350,544
Others 983,689 390,687
Total 134,013,231 254,188,511
Ontario United States 665,626,059 982,665,751
Japan 427,873 846,818
Chile 0 227,428
Bermuda 238,865 194,583
Italy 0 47,466
Others 894,087 823,873
Total 667,186,884 984,805,919
Manitoba United States 2,750,507 2,169,102
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 27,000
Others 100,994 42,989
Total 2,851,501 2,239,091
Saskatchewan Thailand 537,570 748,821
United States 504,191 463,890
Indonesia 0 418,326
China 664,281 285,848
India 0 270,251
Others 2,421,660 816,938
Total 4,127,702 3,004,074
Alberta United States 4,994,718 6,037,376
Egypt 0 41,114
China 0 0
India 0 0
Colombia 0 0
Others 74,438 1,485
Total 5,069,156 6,079,975
British Columbia United States 208,137,917 284,247,164
Japan 6,754,774 16,993,471
France 2,903,163 3,570,612
Switzerland 1,330,024 2,261,908
China 40,480 1,517,179
Others 1,384,649 5,107,694
Total 220,551,007 313,698,028

3.3 Imports

3.3.1. Canada's fresh vegetable[1] imports by commodity (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] May include frozen and dried.

[2] Includes greenhouse vegetables.

[3] Includes kale and similar edible brassica.

[4] Includes baby carrots.

[5] Includes provisionally preserved.

-: Too unreliable to be published or suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSNET, June 2016)

Lettuce[2] 317,116 308,107 344,513 359,731 457,873
Tomatoes[2] 321,979 270,694 310,746 356,847 399,390
Peppers[2] 218,894 205,896 231,615 267,835 300,342
Cauliflower and broccoli 171,414 156,380 196,922 210,137 273,570
Cabbage 128,161 112,987 154,629 157,382 195,570
Onions and shallots 133,118 140,420 172,393 177,187 193,110
Spinach 81,244 91,389 108,757 131,345 156,594
Kohlrabi[3] 27,754 32,759 57,664 107,732 153,611
Carrots[4] 124,854 114,684 123,028 127,238 146,253
Asparagus 83,623 88,131 89,754 95,861 102,069
Beans 60,609 60,271 68,473 78,872 92,378
Celery 60,382 56,006 75,757 66,759 89,518
Peas 56,299 64,267 70,074 72,150 78,140
Cucumbers and gherkins[2][5] 59,061 53,405 61,671 76,069 77,140
Pumpkin 45,076 42,626 49,311 61,200 67,027
Corn 50,540 56,621 55,649 57,036 63,984
Sweet potatoes 41,154 38,466 42,079 47,056 59,092
Garlic 39,134 36,071 38,741 42,459 57,067
Mushrooms[5] 48,116 40,034 46,613 44,393 52,242
Eggplant 23,168 24,165 29,213 29,661 32,675
Yams - 15,868 19,491 29,101 32,027
Brussels sprouts 12,716 11,135 17,083 20,693 22,510
Other vegetables[2][5] 256,452 259,375 285,897 310,326 352,884
Total 2,360,862 2,279,755 2,650,074 2,927,071 3,455,067

3.3.2. Canada's fresh vegetable[1] imports by commodity (metric tonnes)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] May include frozen and dried.

[2] Includes greenhouse vegetables.

[3] Includes baby carrots.

[4] Includes provisionally preserved.

[5] Includes kale and similar edible Brassica.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSNET, June 2016)

Tomatoes[2] 193,869 193,587 199,837 213,738 201,503
Lettuce[2] 196,743 200,952 195,819 188,932 192,625
Onions and shallots 184,025 181,154 191,221 194,408 176,871
Cauliflower and broccoli 164,111 168,145 160,151 159,224 156,899
Cabbage 173,835 158,110 171,054 165,236 156,758
Peppers[2] 118,823 119,374 126,949 122,079 122,784
Carrots[3] 118,459 117,353 122,706 113,506 113,349
Celery 95,120 94,752 94,488 92,261 89,841
Sweet potatoes 60,109 53,759 50,634 45,839 55,596
Corn 64,294 66,670 61,382 53,432 55,501
Cucumber and gherkins[2][4] 51,668 49,145 50,337 55,313 51,339
Pumpkin 43,313 42,221 46,801 51,123 49,722
Spinach 35,662 37,997 41,750 45,061 43,680
Beans 30,940 32,381 31,504 34,584 41,395
Kohlrabi[5] 13,714 15,032 21,172 33,026 36,359
Eggplant 18,809 22,154 24,357 24,862 24,147
Garlic 17,976 18,569 18,312 18,800 19,984
Yams 0 13,664 15,761 19,476 18,831
Asparagus 24,277 23,586 21,115 23,516 18,789
Peas 21,226 21,103 21,193 18,103 18,516
Radish 12,774 12,948 14,076 14,582 13,876
Mushrooms[4] 14,350 11,973 13,800 12,013 12,150
Other Vegetables[2][4] 155,277 151,480 159,574 161,603 160,871
Total 1,809,375 1,806,109 1,853,995 1,860,717 1,831,388

3.3.3. Top 5 import vegetable[1] import sources by commodity (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

[1] May include frozen and dried.

[2] Includes greenhouse vegetables.

[3] Includes kale and similar edible Brassica.

[4] Includes baby carrots.

Source: Statistics Canada CATSNET, June 2016)

United States Lettuce[2] 314,393 305,852 341,371 355,011 448,991
Cauliflower and broccoli 146,505 137,716 172,206 180,456 223,976
Cabbage 109,196 98,146 137,021 138,049 172,570
Kohlrabi[3] 22,201 28,048 51,121 101,555 144,980
Others 891,912 874,810 991,850 1,073,595 1,193,625
Total 1,484,207 1,444,572 1,693,568 1,848,667 2,184,142
Mexico Tomatoes[2] 200,787 171,448 198,949 232,849 274,419
Peppers[2] 119,050 124,296 140,744 162,358 169,374
Cucumber and gherkins[2] 40,624 40,452 45,555 56,536 56,532
Onions and shallots 34,291 33,716 42,816 43,672 50,347
Others 191,661 187,745 222,749 246,327 300,554
Total 586,414 557,657 650,814 741,742 851,227
China Garlic 25,902 24,574 22,739 21,402 31,387
Mushrooms 7,730 6,664 7,324 8,169 10,450
Peas 9,073 10,666 11,708 10,512 9,864
Carrots[4] 4,179 3,275 3,356 2,839 3,882
Others 52,904 55,386 60,694 67,427 81,243
Total 99,789 100,564 105,822 110,350 136,827
Peru Asparagus 35,453 34,567 37,341 39,612 40,751
Onions and shallots 3,059 3,468 6,006 5,305 6,729
Peas 1,502 1,702 1,920 1,988 2,166
Sweet potatoes 78 138 253 201 70
Others 628 509 780 907 2,760
Total 40,719 40,383 46,300 48,014 52,775
Spain Peppers[2] 12,206 7,455 7,847 11,915 29,355
Garlic 187 58 1,692 3,452 4,872
Cucumbers and gherkins[2] 1,998 1,780 5,097 4,431 4,644
Olives 4,126 3,294 3,455 3,218 2,574
Others 2,626 1,649 2,379 4,929 5,835
Total 21,143 14,236 20,470 27,946 47,280

3.3.4. Top 10 vegetable import sources (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSNET, June 2016)
United States 1,482,647 1,442,846 1,692,047 1,847,410 2,182,080
Mexico 586,414 557,657 650,814 741,742 851,227
China 99,789 100,564 105,822 110,350 136,827
Peru 40,712 40,381 46,296 48,012 52,765
Spain 21,143 14,236 20,470 27,946 47,280
Guatemala 17,286 16,986 18,477 20,461 25,464
Dominican Republic 9,014 9,527 12,127 15,715 16,486
Honduras 6,602 6,797 10,413 9,996 16,466
India 7,900 8,393 8,582 8,955 11,162
Belgium 13,117 9,756 7,117 7,082 11,089
Others 76,238 72,612 77,910 89,401 104,221
Total 2,360,862 2,279,755 2,650,074 2,927,071 3,455,067

3.3.5. Top vegetable import sources by province (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2015
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSNET, June 2016)
Newfoundland and Labrador United States 10 0
Total 10 0
Prince Edward Island Barbados 0 0
Total 0 0
Nova Scotia Jamaica 670 889
Poland 378 420
Chile 330 115
Costa Rica 53 30
United Kingdom 0 6
Total 1,677 1,463
New Brunswick United States 23,838 25,070
Peru 171 1,114
Mexico 2,414 587
Canada 168 229
Honduras 40 105
Total 26,765 27,194
Quebec United States 97,326 92,162
China 20,063 21,455
Spain 12,464 18,147
Belgium 10,909 8,963
Peru 8,913 7,277
Total 187,252 192,665
Ontario United States 794,258 1,152,811
Mexico 392,581 578,468
China 38,954 59,401
Peru 23,542 29,946
Spain 6,092 20,607
Total 1,318,540 1,947,039
Manitoba United States 37,043 52,193
Mexico 7,717 13,771
Peru 3,792 812
China 76 210
Canada 4 144
Total 48,906 67,484
Saskatchewan United States 19,411 24,287
Mexico 6,126 8,877
Peru 211 4,814
Canada 0 98
Nicaragua 2 69
Total 25,879 38,289
Alberta United States 184,953 307,590
Mexico 71,908 98,304
Spain 1,133 4,397
Peru 1,582 3,020
Guatemala 1,250 1,478
Total 264,804 420,262
British Columbia United States 325,788 527,967
Mexico 100,549 149,012
China 40,000 54,559
Peru 2,500 5,782
Spain 1,443 4,109
Total 487,030 760,671

4. Availability for consumption

4.1. Fresh vegetable available for consumption[1] in Canada (kilograms per person)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] Does not adjust for losses (such as waste and/or spoilage in stores, households, private institutions, restaurants) or losses during preparation.

F: Too unreliable to be published.

.. Data not available.

Source: Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 002-0011)

Lettuce, fresh 9.79 9.4 9.38 9.55 9.6
Onions and shallots, fresh 8.78 8.76 8.17 8.51 9.07
Tomatoes, fresh 8.16 8.13 8.58 8.36 8.08
Carrots, fresh, 8.77 8.69 7.17 6.24 7.52
Peppers, fresh 3.8 4.25 4.37 4.11 4.25
Cabbage, fresh 4.07 4.43 4.24 4.14 3.9
Cucumbers, fresh 3.42 3.55 3.28 3.43 3.15
Celery, fresh 3 2.98 3.05 3.11 3.08
Corn, fresh 3.7 3.56 3.48 3.19 3.04
Pumpkins and squash, fresh 2.91 3.08 2.84 3.25 2.95
Broccoli, fresh 2.39 2.53 2.64 2.7 2.7
Cauliflower, fresh 2.8 2.8 2.64 2.33 2.23
Mushrooms, fresh 1.62 1.81 1.78 1.87 1.74
Rutabagas and turnips, fresh 1.38 1.21 1.03 1.28 1.18
Chinese cabbage, fresh 0.91 0.93 1.01 1.01 1.01
Kohlrabi, fresh 0.38 0.42 0.58 0.89 0.97
Spinach, fresh 0.75 0.82 0.89 0.96 0.94
Beets, fresh 0.64 0.72 0.68 0.71 0.92
Beans green and wax, fresh 0.96 0.94 0.91 0.86 0.9
Radishes, fresh 0.38 0.41 0.39 0.54 0.61
Asparagus, fresh 0.75 0.71 0.67 0.7 0.6
Eggplants, fresh 0.46 0.54 0.59 0.59 0.57
Garlic, fresh 0.46 0.46 0.48 0.48 0.49
Parsley, fresh 0.25 0.28 0.3 0.29 0.32
Leeks, fresh 0.27 0.25 0.24 0.23 0.32
Brussels sprouts, fresh 0.2 0.2 0.22 0.24 0.23
Parsnips, fresh 0.18 0.22 0.18 0.26 0.21
Peas, fresh 0.29 0.16 0.27 0.22 0.21
Rappini, fresh 0.15 0.15 0.2 0.21 0.18
Okra, fresh 0.11 0.13 0.13 0.16 0.15
Other edible roots, fresh 0.52 0.16 0.13 0.11 0.12
Manioc, fresh 0.09 0.11 0.11 0.1 0.1
Artichokes, fresh 0.06 0.06 0.05 0.04 0.03
Olives, fresh 0.01 0.01 0.01 .. 0.01
Other leguminous vegetables, fresh F F F F F

5. World production

5.1. World fresh vegetable production by commodity (metric tonnes)

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

[1] Includes greenhouse vegetables.

Source: FAOSTAT (June 2015)

Tomatoes[1] 154,406,466 152,082,960 158,207,312 160,797,627 163,434,039
Watermelons 98,648,157 101,348,447 103,351,656 106,193,608 108,932,568
Onions, dry 73,774,881 78,924,858 84,308,183 81,462,299 84,758,190
Cabbages 66,236,392 66,445,250 71,139,709 70,281,933 71,434,080
Cucumbers and gherkins[1] 60,884,535 62,610,424 66,267,023 69,266,371 71,333,414
Eggplants 43,169,784 44,282,875 45,625,285 47,643,440 49,339,734
Carrots and turnips 33,384,719 33,660,616 36,188,854 36,931,325 37,209,469
Peppers, green[1] 28,760,151 29,325,792 29,747,128 30,792,661 31,116,944
Other, melons 26,429,872 31,605,906 31,802,253 28,316,234 29,394,542
Lettuce and chicory[1] 23,898,805 24,455,526 25,056,972 25,545,999 24,896,115
Pumpkins, squash and gourds 22,448,403 23,169,632 24,344,679 24,613,911 24,609,860
Garlic 22,033,859 22,558,017 23,067,724 23,399,561 24,195,662
Spinach 19,749,731 20,259,272 21,245,931 22,255,237 23,231,898
Cauliflowers and broccoli 19,767,530 20,206,099 20,996,503 21,578,774 22,278,055
Beans, green 19,086,969 19,771,119 20,182,964 20,947,989 21,364,119
Peas 16,160,205 16,360,561 16,986,974 17,082,120 17,430,607
Mushrooms and truffles 7,207,433 7,391,978 8,427,222 9,593,209 9,926,966
Maize, green 9,576,609 9,265,238 9,409,066 9,963,515 9,776,132
Okra 6,812,519 7,073,615 7,837,386 9,233,844 8,426,236
Asparagus 7,361,085 7,483,585 8,202,433 8,300,051 7,959,186
Onions and shallots 4,172,561 4,140,691 4,290,722 4,285,424 4,281,181
Leeks, other alliaceous vegetables 2,111,256 2,102,574 2,112,091 2,178,048 2,121,589
String beans 2,113,937 1,992,168 1,923,413 1,978,649 1,883,205
Artichokes 1,498,209 1,446,879 1,541,383 1,627,066 1,793,016
Vegetables, leguminous 1,799,151 1,733,354 1,607,841 1,561,264 1,647,666
Cassava leaves 68,843 85,000 85,000 85,000 85,000

6. World trade

6.1. Top 10 importers of fresh vegetables[1] worldwide (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Note:

[1] Does not include potatoes.

Source: Global Trade Tracker (June 2016)

United States 5,900,565 5,994,307 7,079,432 7,682,608 9,191,683
Germany 4,592,731 4,617,708 5,184,590 5,465,228 5,848,836
United Kingdom 2,965,839 2,961,344 3,350,401 3,673,477 4,067,462
Canada 2,099,839 2,009,627 2,367,840 2,607,250 3,075,717
France 2,107,561 2,161,991 2,463,102 2,627,937 2,839,073
Russia 2,073,978 2,066,803 2,526,801 2,590,230 1,877,353
Netherlands 1,577,721 1,590,874 1,662,466 1,595,511 1,568,376
Belgium 850,660 884,180 1,075,798 1,102,552 1,194,263
Japan 951,227 1,093,691 998,907 967,045 1,014,319
Italy 824,386 758,817 814,594 823,078 965,974
Others 8,762,462 8,773,582 10,426,877 11,227,253 12,768,243
Total 32,706,969 32,912,923 37,950,809 40,362,167 44,411,298

6.2. Top 10 exporters of fresh vegetables[1] worldwide (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Note:

[1] Does not include potatoes.

Source: Global Trade Tracker (June 2016)

Spain 4,712,012 4,960,357 5,779,826 6,209,731 6,694,953
Mexico 4,380,501 4,335,211 5,002,474 5,339,164 6,364,022
Netherlands 5,246,612 5,296,443 5,599,466 5,905,642 6,169,709
China 3,606,854 2,902,244 3,203,124 3,724,197 5,215,745
United States 2,499,769 2,472,310 2,843,391 3,098,644 3,507,069
Italy 1,364,513 1,327,691 1,515,914 1,593,753 1,670,368
Canada 1,012,387 983,054 1,285,904 1,327,811 1,563,885
France 1,254,854 1,232,434 1,436,396 1,418,746 1,465,197
Belgium 792,873 855,065 969,664 996,902 1,153,011
Morocco 685,924 623,123 752,054 859,842 863,583
Others 7,397,390 7,880,237 9,097,874 10,135,472 10,675,928
Total 32,953,690 32,868,170 37,486,089 40,609,904 45,343,469

6.3. Top 10 selected vegetable[1] imports worldwide (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] Only "fresh or chilled" vegetables were considered in calculations for this table.

[2] Includes greenhouse vegetables.

[3] Lettuce combines both lettuce and head lettuce.

Source: Global Trade Tracker (June 2016)

Tomatoes[2] 7,955,255 7,946,419 8,760,203 9,678,212 9,976,442
Peppers[2] 4,381,206 4,540,657 5,144,098 5,535,634 5,873,757
Onions and shallots 2,494,968 2,064,446 2,757,329 2,768,431 3,118,165
Cucumber and gherkins[2] 1,916,033 2,175,099 2,582,887 2,750,207 2,880,658
Garlic 1,773,499 1,466,622 1,759,502 1,700,373 2,224,246
Cabbage 1,305,375 1,294,420 1,597,231 1,783,569 2,141,379
Lettuce[3] 1,166,883 1,287,254 1,450,403 1,521,353 1,768,411
Asparagus 1,176,353 1,231,336 1,462,985 1,531,930 1,745,013
Pumpkins, squash and gourds 24 1,156,214 1,318,498 1,340,779 1,583,352
Carrots and turnips 1,063,500 1,075,002 1,250,642 1,180,540 1,416,457

6.4. Top 10 vegetable[1] exports worldwide (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Notes:

[1] Only "fresh or chilled" vegetables were considered in calculations for this table.

[2] Includes greenhouse vegetables.

[3] Lettuce combines both lettuce and head lettuce.

Source: Global Trade Tracker (June 2016)

Tomatoes[2] 8,013,258 8,025,583 8,862,704 9,989,591 10,370,104
Peppers[2] 4,131,209 4,281,015 4,867,500 5,190,631 5,553,069
Onions and shallots 2,837,157 2,505,106 3,413,414 3,203,448 4,022,165
Garlic 2,752,846 1,958,831 2,140,604 2,273,949 3,182,258
Cucumbers and gherkins[2] 1,793,185 2,126,651 2,378,040 2,551,643 2,635,634
Lettuce[3] 1,031,266 1,177,376 1,293,704 1,365,023 1,582,717
Carrots and turnips 1,080,377 1,097,337 1,234,166 1,230,342 1,537,669
Cauliflower and headed broccoli 1,111,543 1,101,736 1,285,819 1,339,298 1,500,896
Pumpkins, squash and gourds 825,355 1,182,200 1,186,395 1,465,884
Asparagus 941,762 1,050,718 1,145,376 1,279,062 1,464,263

7. Key resources

  • FAOSTAT
  • Global Trade Tracker
  • Mintel
  • Statistics Canada. CANSIM Table 001-0006
  • Statistics Canada. CANSIM Table 001-0012
  • Statistics Canada. CANSIM Table 001-0013
  • Statistics Canada. CANSIM Table 001-0047
  • Statistics Canada. CANSIM Table 002-0001
  • Statistics Canada. CANSIM Table 002-0011
  • Statistics Canada. CANSIM Table 004-0003
  • Statistics Canada. CATSNET

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