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Processed Food and Beverages Sector

Food and beverage processing is the second largest manufacturing industry in Canada in terms of value of production, and is the largest buyer of Canadian agricultural products. It is a key economic sector.

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Industry overview
Get an overview of the Canadian processed food and beverages industry and its significance for Canada.

Trends and market opportunities
Learn about emerging trends, consumer preferences and market opportunities for the food processing sector.

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Additional information

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - Canada (Statistics Canada)
This provides a description of the Classification System and, in particular, how the food and beverage industries are defined and further subdivided within the Classification.

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