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Annual game report by species in Canada

This annual report displays slaughter, imports and exports of deer, elk, bison, wild boar, rabbits, musk ox, and caribou/reindeer.

1 - Slaughter
Slaughter by species in federally and provincially inspected establishments in Canada (head)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Deer 3,658 3,376 3,101 2,555 2,688 3,272 3,049 2,841 5,005 1,754
Elk 5,852 4,655 3,116 3,105 2,923 3,393 2,753 2,937 2,783 2,843
Bison 19,035 13,260 14,084 14,337 14,654 13,745 11,955 10,092 10,073 9,802
Wild boar 4,529 4,763 5,199 4,733 4,167 4,162 4,293 4,942 5,154 6,188
Rabbit 622,083 622,640 642,500 574,469 595,880 665,705 617,176 605,794 519,440 536,238
Total 655,157 648,694 668,000 599,199 620,312 690,277 639,226 626,606 542,455 556,825
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
2 - Exports
Game meat exports by species in Canada (kilogram)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 [1]
Deer 398 23 - 9,463 4,089 2,794 8,201 6,308 1,487 1,089
Elk 259,442 158,542 99,260 129,249 155,172 115,575 142,603 230,839 139,241 58,411
Bison 1,588,344 833,841 884,723 1,066,096 1,262,177 1,196,347 1,161,165 1,126,554 1,086,694 608,261
Wild Boar 53,981 37,512 39,111 28,322 37,052 44,645 17,602 13,308 26,421 -
Caribou and reindeer 43 - - - - - - - - -
Rabbit 33,867 28,375 27,264 22,491 11,789 44,953 10,942 6,991 40,209 20,317
Total 1,936,076 1,058,293 1,050,357 1,255,622 1,470,278 1,404,313 1,340,512 1,384,000 1,294,053 688,077
[1] 2019 data is incomplete; includes January to August 2019 only
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
3 - Imports
Game meat imports by species in Canada (kilogram)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Deer 188,558 351,265 227,153 293,681 366,924 363,285 400,784 387,320 366,967 216,099
Elk - - - - - - - - - -
Bison 356,282 267,556 287,418 153,707 249,148 446,450 758,242 458,191 203,742 92,656
Wild Boar 43,591 12,121 43,106 48,679 412,154 1,223,461 904,191 130,698 226,302 71,626
Caribou and reindeer - - 7,997 - - - 2,249 4,549 - 57
Rabbit 2,000 35,302 33,794 60,644 133,567 83,578 41,397 6,728 21,602 79,347
Total 590,431 666,244 599,468 556,711 1,161,793 2,116,773 2,106,863 987,486 818,614 459,785
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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