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Red meat trade reports

This section provides information on Canadian trade of beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, goat, bison, horsemeat, along with other sectoral reports and links.

Red meat trade balance

1 – Beef and veal
Graph: Value of the trade balance for Canadian beef and veal
The table below represents the data to produce the graph above
Trade balance for Canadian beef and veal (in millions of dollars)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 - September
Exports [1] 1,334 1,244 1,353 1,261 1,422 1,329 1,209 1,327 1,937 2,232 2,272 2,410 2,747 3,218 2,345
Imports 642 847 887 904 901 1,170 1,369 1,394 1,471 1,600 1,373 1,347 1,337 1,230 1,204
Trade balance 692 397 466 357 521 159 -160 -67 466 632 899 1,063 1,410 1,987 1,141
[1] Domestic exports only (excludes re-exports)
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
Trade balance for Canadian beef and veal (dollars)
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 - September
Exports [1] 2,271,884,440 2,410,329,090 2,747,454,213 3,217,674,004 2,345,181,978
Imports 1,373,013,404 1,346,947,967 1,337,090,072 1,230,419,039 1,204,247,660
Trade balance 898,871,036 1,063,381,123 1,410,364,141 1,987,254,965 1,140,934,318
[1] Domestic exports only (excludes re-exports)
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
2 – Hogs
Graph: Value of the trade balance for Canadian pork
The table below represents the data to produce the graph above
Trade balance for Canadian pork (in millions of dollars)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 - September
Exports [1] 2,536 2,391 2,736 2,602 2,768 3,206 3,199 3,194 3,721 3,449 3,826 4,017 3,858 4,248 3,753
Imports 538 556 644 647 709 821 969 982 1,163 1,225 1,346 1,292 1,285 1,357 1,078
Trade balance 1,997 1,835 2,092 1,955 2,059 2,385 2,230 2,212 2,557 2,224 2,480 2,726 2,572 2,891 2,675
[1] Domestic exports only (excludes re-exports)
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
Trade balance for Canadian pork (cdn dollars)
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 - September
Exports [1] 3,825,783,106 4,017,445,990 3,857,626,313 4,247,639,548 3,752,909,668
Imports 1,346,124,021 1,291,676,406 1,285,316,499 1,356,765,990 1,077,688,073
Trade balance 2,479,659,085 2,725,769,584 2,572,309,814 2,890,873,558 2,675,221,595
[1] Domestic exports only (excludes re-exports)
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

Trade data links:

Red meat and livestock imports

Red meat imports

Dynamic reports displaying imports of selected commodity: beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, goat, bison, horsemeat. Data is updated weekly, revisions are continuous.

Live animal imports from the United States (annual)

This annual report displays imports of livestock (cattle, hogs, sheep/lamb) from the United States to destination provinces for the month/year.

Red meat and livestock exports

Graph: Value of the annual exports of livestock to the United States (number of head in millions) as shown in the tables below

The table below represents the data to produce the graph above
Export of cattle and hogs to the United states
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cattle 1.40 1.58 1.06 1.06 0.69 0.81 1.04 1.24 0.83 0.77 0.64 0.63 0.72
Hogs 10.00 9.35 6.36 5.75 5.79 5.66 4.77 4.95 5.77 5.66 5.60 5.25 5.10
Source: Statistics Canada
Annual exports of livestock to the United States (number of head)
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cattle for purebred breeding 3,213 3,716 2,821 3,756 3,225
Cattle for non-purebred breeding 7,115 3,485 2,401 2,802 1,977
Calves for feeding 6,163 5,404 10,112 11,494 8,774
Cattle for feeding 342,616 206,440 135,761 197,872 188,076
Fed cattle for slaughter (steers and heifers) 232,871 330,468 336,386 239,317 339,681
Non-fed cattle for slaughter (cows and bulls) 238,070 215,852 152,958 175,527 181,076
Cattle 830,048 765,365 640,439 630,768 722,809
Purebred swine 416 159 - 1,404 3,252
Other than purebred swine 5,767,977 5,656,975 5,596,993 5,247,798 5,092,765
Hogs 5,768,393 5,657,134 5,596,993 5,249,202 5,096,017
Sheep 5,509 14,272 5,651 5,745 11,862
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

Live animal exports

Live animal exports to the United States Week-to-date / Monthly / Annual
Dynamic reports displaying exports of livestock (cattle, hogs, sheep/lamb, horses) to the United States through US ports of entry for the week/month/year. Data lags 2 weeks and revisions are monthly.

Red meat exports

Exports by month – year-to-date cumulative (beef, veal and pork)
Reports display value and volume of total Canadian beef, veal and pork exports by month, with annual subtotals. Data is updated monthly, revisions are continuous.
Exports by country – year-to-date cumulative (beef, veal and pork)
Reports display value and volume of total Canadian beef, veal and pork exports by country with year-to-date cumulative. Data is updated monthly, revisions are continuous.

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