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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)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 - February
Exports [1] 1,244 1,353 1,261 1,422 1,329 1,209 1,327 1,937 2,232 2,272 2,410 2,748 3,218 3,257 519
Imports 847 887 904 901 1,170 1,369 1,394 1,471 1,600 1,373 1,347 1,336 1,230 1,522 209
Trade balance 397 466 357 521 159 (160) (67) 466 632 899 1,063 1,412 1,987 1,735 309
[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 (cdn dollars)
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 - February
Exports [1] 2,410,329,090 2,748,008,983 3,217,531,148 3,256,835,183 518,500,664
Imports 1,346,947,967 1,336,347,590 1,230,409,395 1,521,708,565 209,170,066
Trade balance 1,063,381,123 1,411,661,393 1,987,121,753 1,735,126,618 309,330,598
[1] Domestic exports only (excludes re-exports)
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
2 – Pork
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)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 - February
Exports [1] 2,391 2,736 2,602 2,768 3,206 3,199 3,194 3,721 3,449 3,826 4,017 3,857 4,248 5,093 801
Imports 556 644 647 709 821 969 982 1,163 1,225 1,346 1,292 1,285 1,357 1,460 231
Trade balance 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 3,633 570
[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)
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 - February
Exports [1] 4,017,445,990 3,857,427,855 4,247,639,124 5,092,995,889 801,150,454
Imports 1,291,676,406 1,285,316,817 1,356,765,990 1,459,814,257 230,875,298
Trade balance 2,725,769,584 2,572,111,038 2,890,873,134 3,633,181,632 570,275,156
[1] Domestic exports only (excludes re-exports)
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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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 2020
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 0.67
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 5.29
Source: Statistics Canada
Annual exports of livestock to the United States (number of head)
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cattle for purebred breeding 3,213 3,716 2,821 3,756 3,225 3,331
Cattle for non-purebred breeding 7,115 3,485 2,401 2,802 2,003 2,666
Calves for feeding 6,163 5,404 10,112 11,494 8,838 12,611
Cattle for feeding 342,616 206,440 135,761 197,872 188,076 126,002
Fed cattle for slaughter (steers and heifers) 232,871 330,468 336,386 239,317 339,681 307,374
Non-fed cattle for slaughter (cows and bulls) 238,070 215,852 152,958 175,527 181,076 221,017
Cattle 830,048 765,365 640,439 630,769 722,899 673,001
Purebred swine 416 159 - 1,854 1,379 306
Other than purebred swine 5,767,977 5,656,975 5,596,993 5,246,810 5,092,050 5,288,003
Hogs 5,768,393 5,657,134 5,596,993 5,248,664 5,093,429 5,288,309
Sheep 5,509 14,272 5,651 5,745 11,862 10,102
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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