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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)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Deer 3,368 3,311 2,660 2,705 3,391 3,086 2,937 5,059 1,809 1,295
Elk 4,804 3,108 3,061 3,126 3,424 2,758 3,213 2,655 2,947 2,821
Bison 13,048 13,587 14,388 14,371 14,186 11,568 10,886 10,041 9,585 7,860
Wild boar 5,037 4,827 4,367 4,289 3,916 4,642 5,786 5,585 6,754 4,487
Rabbit 414,839 642,827 582,244 592,502 670,867 621,561 605,379 523,046 530,924 445,850
Total 441,096 667,660 606,720 616,993 695,784 643,615 628,201 546,386 552,019 462,313
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)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Deer 23 - 9,463 4,089 2,794 8,201 6,308 1,487 7,366 2,592
Elk 158,542 99,260 129,249 155,172 115,575 142,603 230,839 139,241 121,282 22,401
Bison 833,841 884,723 1,066,096 1,262,177 1,196,347 1,161,165 1,126,554 1,086,694 872,472 99,108
Wild Boar 37,512 39,111 28,322 37,052 44,645 17,602 13,308 26,421 389 4,794
Caribou and reindeer - - - - - - - - - -
Rabbit 28,375 27,264 22,491 11,789 44,953 10,942 6,991 40,209 37,662 2,966
Total 1,058,293 1,050,357 1,255,622 1,470,278 1,404,313 1,340,512 1,384,000 1,294,053 1,039,171 131,861
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)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Deer 351,265 227,153 293,681 366,924 363,285 400,784 387,320 366,967 216,099 187,845
Elk - - - - - - - - - -
Bison 267,556 287,418 153,707 249,148 446,450 758,242 458,191 203,742 92,656 130,381
Wild Boar 12,121 43,106 48,679 412,154 1,223,461 904,191 130,698 226,302 71,626 21,064
Caribou and reindeer - 7,997 - - - 2,249 4,549 - 57 -
Rabbit 35,302 33,794 60,644 133,567 83,578 41,397 6,728 21,602 79,347 38,303
Total 666,244 599,468 556,711 1,161,793 2,116,773 2,106,863 987,486 818,614 459,785 377,594
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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