Statistical Overview of the Canadian Blueberry Industry, 2010

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Overview

Canada is the world's second largest producer of blueberries, second only to the United States. In 2010, the total blueberry marketed production amounted to 83,507 metric tonnes, down from a high of 103,070 metric tonnes in 2009. However, due to better prices in 2010, the total blueberry farm gate value peaked in 2010 to $148.7 million compared to $110.5 million recorded in 2009.

Canada is a net blueberry exporter. Between 2006 and 2010, exports peaked in 2007 at a value of $323.7 million Footnote 1 and since then exports have gone down by about 24% to its 2010 value of $245.2 million. Imports amounted to a value of $158.4 million in 2010.

Blueberries have been steadily growing in popularity due to increasing awareness of the health benefits associated with their consumption. Blueberries are very high in antioxidants which have been shown to help slow the ageing process, reduce cell damage that could lead to cancer, cardiovascular disease and loss of brain function. According to the British Columbia Blueberry Council, blueberries also contain condensed tannins that help prevent urinary tract infections and anthyocyanin, a natural compound linked to reducing eyestrain.

The blueberry industry is made up of two distinct sectors: high bush and low bush blueberries.

High bush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) are also known as "cultivated" blueberries. These berries grow on bushes that can be more than two meters high. High bush blueberries are harvested earlier, are generally larger, and are less perishable than the low bush variety which makes them highly suitable for shipping to retail markets. The majority of high bush blueberries in Canada are produced in British Columbia.

Low bush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium, V. angustifolium f. nigrum, V. myrtilloides) are commonly known as "wild" blueberries. They are smaller and less uniform in appearance than their high bush counterparts. Also, unlike high bush blueberries, low bush blueberries are not planted; they spread via rhizomes or underground runners which produce new shoots and stems. Only a small percentage of the low bush blueberries produced are sold to fresh market. The majority of these berries are grown in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.

Blueberries are harvested in late summer and early autumn. Normally, berries destined for the fresh market are raked by hand while berries headed for freezing and processing are harvested mechanically.

Blueberries can be used in a wide variety of ways ranging from blueberry smoothies, muffins, pancakes and pies, to blueberry compotes; this berry is versatile. In the first quarter of 2011, blueberries were ranked in both the top 10 flavours of alcoholic beverages and the top 10 fruit ingredients used in desserts. (Source: Mintel)

Production

Table 1 - Number of Blueberry Farms in Canada by Province
2001 2006 % Variat.

Note:
The 2011 Census of Agriculture data were not available at the time of the publication of this report.

Source: Statistics Canada (95-629-XWE, Census of Agriculture, 2006)

Newfoundland and Labrador 12 19 58.3%
Prince Edward Island 104 118 13.5%
Nova Scotia 695 843 21.3%
New-Brunswick 300 270 -10.0%
Quebec 371 537 44.7%
Ontario 158 161 1.9%
Manitoba 6 4 -33.3%
Saskatchewan 3 3 0%
Alberta 14 13 -7.1%
British Columbia 621 858 38.2%
Canada 2,284 2,826 23.7%

Table 2 - Blueberry Footnote 2 Marketed Volume Footnote 3 by Province in Tonnes
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Note:
The 2011 Census of Agriculture data were not available at the time of the publication of this report.

Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)

Newfoundland and Labrador 122 N/A 181 N/A 101
Prince Edward Island 3,810 N/A 4,354 4,730 5,637
Nova Scotia 14,150 12,247 18,824 14,971 14,873
New-Brunswick 9,167 11,798 15,155 10,648 14,778
Quebec 30,638 14,905 25,323 31,385 6,260
Ontario 1,052 1,039 835 896 1,034
British Columbia 23,587 33,466 30,844 40,075 40,823
Canada 82,527 77,560 95,516 103,070 83,507

Figure 1 – Blueberry Marketed Volume by Province – Percent Share, 2010

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Figure 1 is titled "Blueberry Marketed Volume by Province – Percent Share, 2010" and shows a pie chart displaying a percentage for each province from Table 2. The largest segment is British Columbia with 48.9% followed by Nova Scotia at 17.8%, New Brunswick at 17.7%, Quebec at 7.5%, Prince Edward Island at 6.8%, Ontario at 1.2%, and lastly Newfoundland and Labrador at 0.1%.


Table 3 - Blueberry Marketed Value by Province ($ '000)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Note:
N/A – Data unavailable.
Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)

Newfoundland and Labrador N/A N/A 390 N/A 151
Prince Edward Island 6,500 N/A 6,200 3,786 8,104
Nova Scotia 33,235 28,550 26,500 13,142 22,278
New-Brunswick 16,920 20,725 21,125 8,703 20,067
Quebec 76,275 34,000 38,690 27,616 11,107
Ontario 4,680 4,670 3,920 4,582 4,330
British Columbia 68,000 92,450 65,875 52,568 82,620
Canada 205,760 189,130 162,700 110,465 148,657

Figure 2 – Blueberry Marketed Value by Province – Percent Share, 2010

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Figure 2 is titled "Blueberry Marketed Value by Province – Percent Share, 2010" and shows a pie chart displaying the percentage for each province from Table 3. The largest segment is British Columbia with 55.6% followed by Nova Scotia at 15.0%, New Brunswick at 13.5%, Quebec at 7.5%, Prince Edward Island at 5.5%, Ontario at 2.9%, and lastly Newfoundland and Labrador at 0.1%.


Table 4 – High Bush Blueberry Marketed Volume in Tonnes
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)
British Columbia 23,587 33,466 30,844 40,075 40,823
Other Provinces 2,018 1,710 3,101 2,407 2,325
Canada 25,605 35,176 33,945 42,482 43,148

Table 5 - High Bush Blueberry Marketed Value ($ '000)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)
British Columbia 68,000 92,450 65,875 52,568 82,620
Other Provinces 8,655 7,475 11,635 9,868 9,897
Canada 76,655 99,925 77,510 62,436 92,517

Table 6 - Low Bush Blueberry Marketed Volume in Tonnes
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Note:
N/A – Data unavailable.
Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)

Nova Scotia 13,880 11,975 18,144 14,688 14,522
New Brunswick 9,163 N/A 15,150 N/A 14,743
Quebec 29,937 14,470 23,723 30,178 N/A
Other Provinces 3,942 15,939 4,554 15,405 11,094
Canada 56,921 42,384 61,571 60,271 40,359

Table 7 - Low Bush Blueberry Marketed Value ($ '000)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Note:
N/A – Data unavailable.
Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)

Nova Scotia N/A 27,700 24,000 12,027 20,661
New Brunswick N/A N/A 21,100 N/A 19,856
Quebec 73,275 34,000 33,400 23,606 7,268
Other Provinces 55,830 36,310 6,690 12,136 8,355
Canada 129,105 98,010 85,190 47,769 56,140

Figure 3 - Low Bush Blueberry Marketed Value – Percent Share, 2010

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Figure 3 is titled "Low Bush Blueberry Marketed Value – Percent Share, 2010" and shows a pie chart displaying a segment from each province listed in Table 7. The largest segment is Nova Scotia at 36.8% followed by New Brunswick at 35.4%, Quebec at 12.9% and "Other Provinces" at 14.9%.


Table 8 - Blueberry Footnote 4 Bearing Area by Province in Hectares
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Note:
N/A – Data unavailable.
Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)

Newfoundland and Labrador 158 N/A 324 N/A 217
Prince Edward Island 1,700 N/A 2,023 2,228 2,391
Nova Scotia 7,074 8,013 8,213 7,408 7,558
New Brunswick 4,840 5,265 5,471 4,749 5,995
Quebec 9,551 12,351 13,031 14,342 11,995
Ontario 251 255 190 200 209
British Columbia 3,298 3,885 4,856 5,617 5,952
Canada 26,871 31,691 34,109 34,848 34,277

Table 9 - High Bush Blueberry Bearing Area in Hectares
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)
British Columbia 3,298 3,885 4,856 5,617 5,952
Other Provinces 563 573 589 639 677
Canada 3,861 4,458 5,445 6,256 6,629

Table 10 - Low Bush Blueberry Bearing Area in Hectares
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Note:
N/A – Data unavailable.
Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)

Nova Scotia 6,961 7,891 8,094 7,282 7,418
New Brunswick 4,836 N/A 5,467 N/A 5,986
Quebec 9,348 12,141 12,748 14,027 11,626
Other Provinces 1,866 7,201 2,355 7,282 2,619
Canada 23,011 27,233 28,664 28,591 27,649

Table 11 - Blueberry Footnote 5 Cultivated Area by Province in Hectares
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Note:
N/A – Data unavailable.
Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)

Newfoundland and Labrador 595 N/A 809 N/A 365
Prince Edward Island 3,845 N/A 4,047 4,454 4,704
Nova Scotia 15,499 16,127 16,143 16,147 15,608
New-Brunswick 8,909 10,728 10,971 10,870 10,924
Quebec 16,422 23,358 25,665 27,176 24,471
Ontario 291 308 200 233 257
British Columbia 4,452 6,475 7,284 7,689 7,626
Canada 50,013 61,650 65,120 67,175 63,956

Table 12 - High Bush Blueberry – Bearing and Non Bearing Areas in Hectares
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)
British Columbia 4,452 6,475 7,284 7,689 7,626
Other Provinces 645 720 724 777 841
Canada 5,097 7,195 8,009 8,466 8,467

Table 13 - Low Bush Blueberry – Bearing and Non Bearing Areas in Hectares
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Note:
N/A – Data unavailable.
Source: Statistics Canada (Fruit and Vegetable Production, 22-003-X)

Nova Scotia 15,378 15,985 15,985 15,985 15,446
New-Brunswick 8,903 N/A 10,967 N/A 10,913
Quebec 16,187 23,067 25,293 26,796 24,046
Other Provinces 4,447 15,402 4,866 15,928 5,083
Canada 44,915 54,454 57,111 58,709 55,489

Table 14 - World Blueberry Production in Tonnes
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Note:
N/A - Data unavailable.
Source: FAO 2011-07-11

United States 135,534 162,658 165,289 158,032 165,198
Canada 69,410 82,530 77,400 95,516 103,070
Poland 5,000 4,940 5,226 7,857 11,023
Germany N/A 6,088 5,818 4,116 9,940
Netherlands 4,235 4,472 4,956 4,199 5,389
New Zealand 1,951 1,579 1,400 2,250 2,700
Sweden 2,200 2,634 2,500 2,584 2,576
Romania 3,500 2,000 2,000 2,220 2,353
Lithuania 7,933 6,623 4,392 4,400 1,794
Russian Federation 2,500 2,500 2,600 1,600 1,700
Italy 1,489 1,500 1,440 1,435 1,509
Ukraine 3,000 1,000 2,000 3,000 1,000
Spain 1,000 1,119 968 1,038 924
Latvia 900 800 1,000 876 807
France 792 802 761 775 794
Uzbekistan 500 500 500 600 700
Portugal 92 200 169 220 250
Mexico 260 264 123 125 121
Morocco 55 57 58 56 60
Norway N/A 54 25 27 51
World 240,351 282,320 278,625 290,926 311,959

Figure 4 – World Blueberry Production by Country – Percent Share, 2009

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Figure 4 is titled "Word Blueberry Production by Country – Percent Share, 2009" and shows a pie chart displaying the percentage for each country from table 14. The largest segment is the United States at 53% followed by Canada at 33%, Poland at 3.5%, Germany at 3.2% and "Other Countries" at 7.3%.

Trade

Exports

Table 15 - Top 10 Blueberry Export Destinations in Value ($ '000)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Source : Statistics Canada (CATSNet, 2011-07-11)
United States 208,028 214,472 197,722 152,329 151,431
Japan 42,372 33,600 28,857 18,997 21,999
Germany 16,794 17,201 18,410 25,150 20,924
Netherlands 10,774 7,057 11,359 6,993 11,089
China 6,767 9,096 5,773 4,523 6,906
United Kingdom 12,832 15,912 16,028 8,065 6,105
France 8,950 7,702 7,912 6,866 6,048
Australia 3,335 5,299 4,041 3,325 5,409
Belgium 6,203 7,637 4,322 4,981 5,274
South Korea 200 54 523 296 2,991
Other Countries 5,298 5,679 6,362 4,841 6,977
Total 321,553 323,708 301,309 236,366 245,153

Figure 5 – Top 10 Blueberry Export Destinations – Percent Share, 2010

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Figure 5 is titled "Top 10 Blueberry Export Destinations – Percent Share, 2010" and shows a pie chart displaying the percentage for each country from table 15. The largest segment is the United States at 61.8% followed by Japan at 9%, Germany at 8.5%, Netherlands at 4.5%, China at 2.8%, United Kingdom at 2.5%, France at 2.5%, Australia at 2.2%, Belgium at 2.2%, South Korea at 1.2%, and lastly "Other Countries" at 2.8%.


Table 16 - Blueberry Exports by Province, Volume (Kilograms)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, 2011-07-11)
Blueberries, wild, fresh British Columbia 34,596 135,329 63,706 19,323 257,170
New Brunswick 859,596 1,258,478 1,951,725 612,738 1,026,972
Nova Scotia 3,319,054 2,444,200 3,188,729 2,441,017 3,221,419
Ontario 0 0 0 40 1,570
Prince Edward Island 407,189 288,737 1,979,051 1,854,808 2,156,821
Quebec 424,115 92,595 27,152 11,092 29,755
Canada 5,044,550 4,219,339 7,210,370 4,939,028 6,693,712
Blueberries, cultivated, fresh Alberta 0 0 5,784 1,045 0
British Columbia 10,592,701 8,175,456 9,595,230 14,103,152 13,436,881
Manitoba 980 0 0 0 0
New Brunswick 0 0 0 1,633 1,410
Nova Scotia 269,723 350,182 198,188 173,928 246,346
Ontario 6,613 24,442 1,763 18,177 46,697
Quebec 0 653 20,675 0 138,744
Saskatchewan 0 0 18,598 0 0
Canada 10,870,017 8,550,733 9,840,238 14,297,935 13,870,078
Blueberries, wild, uncooked, steamed or boiled in water sweetened or not, frozen Alberta 218,672 290,798 219,855 148,857 145,950
British Columbia 839,837 309,205 130,836 816,703 967,591
New Brunswick 331,531 935,140 930 18,778 0
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 5,894 9,973
Nova Scotia 21,894,937 17,437,077 20,036,057 17,349,199 23,218,772
Ontario 129,331 105,309 5,310 25,420 133,072
Prince Edward Island 2,820,789 1,804,689 2,210,103 1,974,075 2,757,357
Quebec 16,678,349 16,051,716 15,561,052 15,618,655 16,328,250
Saskatchewan 22,273 0 0 23,338 0
Canada 42,935,719 36,933,934 38,164,143 35,980,919 43,560,965
Blueberries, cultivated, uncooked, steamed or boiled in water, sweetened or not, frozen Alberta 154,718 193,731 355,484 210,247 244,568
British Columbia 13,713,933 15,086,599 17,548,776 16,202,255 20,184,812
Manitoba 0 21,773 21,773 0 0
New Brunswick 0 15,336 0 0 20,813
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 261,268 232,998 197,646 233,670 1,103,779
Prince Edward Island 226,933 253,790 117,028 23,814 0
Quebec 1,884,432 2,747,746 3,355,607 3,883,795 1,173,471
Saskatchewan 0 43,773 0 0 0
Canada 16,218,604 18,432,675 21,621,155 20,544,212 22,838,072

Table 17 - Blueberry Exports by Province, Value ($ '000)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, 2011-07-11)
Blueberries, wild, fresh British Columbia 206 642 287 156 734
New Brunswick 679 1,390 1,817 388 606
Nova Scotia 5,153 4,291 5,081 3,173 4,317
Ontario 0 0 0 1 9
Prince Edward Island 851 955 5,383 2,102 2,308
Quebec 1,225 322 154 45 87
Canada 8,115 7,642 12,721 5,864 8,061
Blueberries, cultivated, fresh Alberta 0 0 33 6 0
British Columbia 57,234 47,521 46,121 53,845 55,639
Manitoba 3 0 0 0 0
New Brunswick 0 0 0 11 11
Nova Scotia 2,216 2,028 1,691 1,578 1,892
Ontario 15 87 23 53 183
Quebec 0 5 103 0 839
Saskatchewan 0 0 67 0 0
Canada 59,468 49,641 48,037 55,493 58,565
Blueberries, wild, uncooked, steamed or boiled in water sweetened or not, frozen Alberta 1,412 1,958 1,698 1,346 841
British Columbia 3,567 1,492 677 2,616 3,034
New Brunswick 926 3,554 6 39 0
Newfoundland bnd Labrador 0 0 0 32 54
Nova Scotia 91,172 85,082 82,714 54,882 63,304
Ontario 689 505 31 138 533
Prince Edward Island 11,457 8,419 7,615 7,299 7,856
Quebec 74,704 82,881 66,276 54,435 46,628
Saskatchewan 126 0 0 74 0
Canada 184,052 183,890 159,017 120,860 122,249
Blueberries, cultivated, uncooked, steamed or boiled in water, sweetened or not, frozen Alberta 817 1,116 2,035 966 809
British Columbia 58,282 66,275 63,868 38,844 47,284
Manitoba 0 99 102 0 0
New Brunswick 0 46 0 0 65
Nova Scotia 1,027 1,129 849 667 3,275
Ontario 0 0 0 0 0
Prince Edward Island 1,028 1,220 535 104 0
Quebec 8,764 12,396 14,059 13,563 4,555
Saskatchewan 0 255 0 0 0
Canada 69,917 82,536 81,535 54,149 56,279

Imports

Table 18 - Top 10 Sources of Canada's Blueberry Imports by Value ($ '000)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Note:
* Products shipped outside of Canada for minor transformation and re-imported.
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, 2011-07-11)

United States 57,345 61,873 92,957 84,375 87,556
Chile 17,004 20,030 29,718 33,445 46,792
Argentina 6,967 13,603 13,459 11,715 19,695
Canada* 1,449 796 1,260 2,075 2,414
Mexico 157 437 33 113 942
Uruguay 0 294 1,543 740 779
Germany 0 0 0 30 63
New Zealand 241 307 223 311 59
Antigua and Barbuda 13 9 0 0 20
Switzerland 11 0 2 0 13
Other Countries 1,449 165 42 100 108
Total 83,652 97,472 140,559 132,875 158,352

Figure 6 – Top 6 Sources of Canada's Blueberry Imports by Country – Percent Share, 2010

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Figure 6 is titled "Top 6 Sources of Canada's Blueberry Imports by Country – Percent Share, 2010" and shows a pie chart displaying a percentage for each country in table 18. The largest segment is the United States at 55.3% followed by Chile at 29.5%, Argentina at 12.4%, Canada at 1.5%, Mexico at 0.6%, Uruguay at 0.5% and "Other Countries" at 0.1%. Note, imports listed as Canadian in origin indicates products that were shipped outside of Canada for minor transformation and re-imported.


Table 19 - Blueberry Imports by Province, Volume (Kilograms)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Note:
* For 2006, the classification for this product did not exist.
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, 2011-07-11)

Blueberries, wild, fresh, in their natural state Alberta 0 0 0 6,288 0
British Columbia 0 956,718 0 0 0
Manitoba 0 0 0 524 0
New Brunswick 12,053,350 12,040,029 14,992,532 14,100,914 13,051,581
Ontario 96,454 88,295 79,101 102,079 4,757
Quebec 5,877 0 0 0 0
Canada 12,155,681 13,085,042 15,071,633 14,209,805 13,056,338
Blueberries, cultivated, fresh, in their natural state, certified organic Alberta 443,963 173,778 323,434 248,450 94,640
British Columbia 1,309,789 588,447 453,236 343,362 190,778
Manitoba 35,116 8,490 62,146 61,558 57,928
New Brunswick 189,568 550 18 0 0
Newfoundland cnd Labrador 2,632 0 0 0 0
Ontario 5,165,362 3,540,398 5,195,699 2,199,792 1,569,026
Quebec 3,641,116 989,235 1,594,921 339,593 629,177
Saskatchewan 42,963 4,765 8,201 24,201 28,015
Canada 10,830,509 5,305,663 7,637,655 3,216,956 2,569,564
Blueberries, cultivated, fresh, in their natural state, not certified organic* Alberta 0 352,181 619,860 1,076,793 1,805,257
British Columbia 0 1,338,616 3,135,747 3,260,722 3,865,930
Manitoba 0 61,747 89,413 120,936 202,050
New Brunswick 0 148,296 171,378 258,309 336,400
Nova Scotia 0 0 68 0 0
Ontario 0 1,795,202 4,865,068 9,901,944 13,385,395
Quebec 0 2,521,788 3,978,567 3,744,594 4,737,959
Saskatchewan 0 24,174 99,574 53,108 173,194
Canada 0 6,242,004 12,959,675 18,416,406 24,506,185
Blueberry pulp, frozen, uncooked/ steamed/ boiled in water, sweetened/ not sweetened British Columbia 34,578 36,265 5,500 8,838 0
Ontario 13,041 14,863 23,485 2,903 5,400
Quebec 0 0 53,479 2,691 0
Canada 47,619 51,128 82,464 14,432 5,400
Blueberries, wild, o/t pulp, frozen, uncooked/ steamed/ boiled in water, sweetened/ not sweetened British Columbia 54,203 40,773 56,593 8,692 7,335
New Brunswick 1,276,302 855,963 1,371,296 537,167 2,247,903
Nova Scotia 58,325 66,150 565,563 0 0
Ontario 832,392 169,855 8,865 55,751 17,729
Quebec 192,610 923,633 229,046 50,608 2,227,397
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0
Canada 2,413,832 2,056,374 2,231,363 652,218 4,505,467
Blueberries, cultivated, o/t pulp, frozen, uncooked/ steamed/ boiled, sweetened/ not sweetened Alberta 20,027 87,181 204,994 4,641 42,884
British Columbia 1,424,845 1,673,576 1,018,098 1,110,862 1,019,227
Manitoba 56,585 77,413 7,874 1,939 19,168
New Brunswick 2 0 0 0 6,567
Ontario 516,913 899,551 808,598 1,029,379 2,622,411
Quebec 113,970 120,946 387,002 484,359 608,648
Saskatchewan 38,944 18,969 5,295 2,658 44,577
Canada 2,171,286 2,877,636 2,431,861 2,633,838 4,363,482

Table 20 - Blueberry Imports by Province, Value ($ '000)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Note:
* For 2006, the classification for this product did not exist.
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, 2011-07-11)

Blueberries, wild, fresh, in their natural state Alberta 0 0 0 9 0
British Columbia 0 933 0 0 0
Manitoba 0 0 0 1 0
New Brunswick 10,786 10,185 23,799 21,238 14,202
Ontario 86 167 172 167 7
Quebec 5 0 0 0 0
Canada 10,877 11,285 23,971 21,415 14,209
Blueberries, cultivated, fresh, in their natural state, certified organic Alberta 3,009 1,370 2,211 1,445 656
British Columbia 5,829 2,576 2,227 1,531 1,254
Manitoba 223 78 340 354 306
New Brunswick 716 3 0 0 0
Newfoundland dnd Labrador 17 0 0 0 0
Ontario 34,402 26,326 24,824 11,201 10,930
Quebec 15,353 4,723 6,180 1,772 2,566
Saskatchewan 242 64 49 119 198
Canada 59,791 35,141 35,830 16,422 15,910
Blueberries, cultivated, fresh, in their natural state, not certified organic* Alberta 0 2,801 4,513 6,388 10,577
British Columbia 0 5,587 10,704 11,583 14,248
Manitoba 0 431 520 471 1,220
New Brunswick 0 894 1,152 1,677 1,606
Nova Scotia 0 0 4 0 0
Ontario 0 13,422 31,052 51,196 63,568
Quebec 0 12,910 16,695 14,171 19,291
Saskatchewan 0 149 390 312 872
Canada 0 36,194 65,031 86,067 111,382
Blueberry pulp, frozen, uncooked/ steamed/ boiled in water, sweetened/ not sweetened British Columbia 66 69 10 17 0
Ontario 25 28 45 6 10
Quebec 0 0 129 5 0
Canada 90 97 184 28 10
Blueberries, wild, o/t pulp, frozen, uncooked/ steamed/ boiled in water, sweetened/ not sweetened British Columbia 118 88 122 31 16
New Brunswick 2,571 1,963 4,171 1,730 3,585
Nova Scotia 31 57 1,220 0 0
Ontario 1,795 366 26 175 55
Quebec 219 1,047 539 175 3,113
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0
Canada 4,734 3,521 6,078 2,112 6,782
Blueberries, cultivated, o/t pulp, frozen, uncooked/ steamed/ boiled, sweetened/ not sweetened Alberta 269 439 1,003 23 120
British Columbia 4,992 5,844 3,778 3,468 2,416
Manitoba 243 331 47 13 61
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 16
Ontario 2,065 4,018 3,165 2,384 6,039
Quebec 521 524 1,474 919 1,318
Saskatchewan 68 78 38 23 89
Canada 8,159 11,234 9,505 6,831 10,058

Key Resources

Statistics Canada. Publication 21-011-X "Farm Cash Receipts"

Statistics Canada. Publication 95-629-XWE "2006 Census of Agriculture, Farm data and farm operator data"

Statistics Canada. Publication 22-003-X "Fruit and Vegetable Production"

Statistics Canada. CATS database. Canadian Export and Import Data

FAO Stat (July 2011)

Import and export data is based on the following Harmonized System Codes (H.S. Codes):
Imports: 0810401021, 0810401022, 0810401023, 0811909011, 0811909012, 0811909013
Exports: 08104011, 08104012, 08119011, 08119012

Footnotes

Footnote 1

The farm gate value is typically lower than the export value as it does not include costs for shipping, handling, storage, marketing, and profit margins of the involved companies.

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Footnote 2

Includes low bush and high bush blueberries.

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Footnote 3

Total Marketed Volume is defined as the total quantity sold to the fresh and processing markets.

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Footnote 4

Includes low bush and high bush blueberries.

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Footnote 5

Includes low bush and high bush blueberries.

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