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Outline of opportunities in the European Union – Priority sectors

Bakery products

Top commodities:
Gingerbread and the likes; Bread, Pastry, Cakes, etc. and Puddings
Canada's rank:
7th largest non-European Union (EU) supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
11% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$707 million
Top import markets:
United Kingdom, Netherlands, France
Top non-EU suppliers:
China, United States, Switzerland
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia

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Barley

Top commodities:
Barley; Barley seeds
Canada's rank:
5th largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
12% decrease (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$78 million
Top import markets:
Spain, Cyprus, Greece
Top non-EU suppliers:
Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba

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Berries

Top commodities:
Cranberry juice; Fresh cranberries; fresh raspberries & blackberries etc.
Canada's rank:
12th largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
24% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$1.4 billion
Top import markets:
Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands
Top non-EU suppliers:
Serbia, Chile, Morocco
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Quebec, British Columbia, Nova Scotia

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Canola seed

Top commodities:
Low erucic acid colza seeds; high erucic acid colza seeds
Canada's rank:
3rd largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
4% decrease (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$1.9 billion
Top import markets:
Germany, France, Belgium
Top non-EU suppliers:
Australia, Ukraine, Canada
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba

Durum Wheat

Top commodities:
Durum wheat (excluding seed for sowing); Durum wheat seed for sowing
Canada's rank:
1st largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
16% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$905 million
Top import markets:
Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands
Top non-EU suppliers:
Canada, United States, Mexico
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Saskatchewan, Alberta

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Flaxseed/linseed

Top commodities:
Linseed
Canada's rank:
3rd largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
5% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$449 million
Top import markets:
Belgium, Germany, Poland
Top non-EU suppliers:
Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta

Forage products

Top commodities:
Preparations; Acorns, Horse-chestnuts etc.
Canada's rank:
12th largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
8% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$1.3 billion
Top import markets:
Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany
Top non-EU suppliers:
United States, Argentina, Brazil
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Quebec, Saskatchewan, Ontario

Frozen cod

Top commodities:
Frozen cod; Frozen millets
Canada's rank:
9th largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
16% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$2.07 billion
Top import markets:
Netherlands, United Kingdom, France
Top non-EU suppliers:
Russia, China, Norway
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, British Columbia

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Frozen scallops

Top commodities:
Scallops; Scallops (prepared or preserved); Live, fresh, or chilled scallops
Canada's rank:
4th largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
8% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$489 Million
Top import markets:
France, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Top non-EU suppliers:
United States, Peru, Argentina
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec

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Natural health and organic products

Top commodities:
Food preparations
Canada's rank:
10th largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
11% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$2.7 billion
Top import markets:
Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Top non-EU suppliers:
United States, Switzerland, Turkey
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec

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Lobster

Top commodities:
Frozen lobsters; Lobster (prepared or preserved); Lobsters (Homarus SPP)
Canada's rank:
1st largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
13% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$616 million
Top import markets:
France, Spain, Belgium
Top non-EU suppliers:
Canada, United States, Nicaragua
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island

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Maple products

Top commodities:
Maple syrup & maple sugar
Canada's rank:
1st largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
16% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$92 million
Top import markets:
Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands
Top non-EU suppliers:
Canada, United States, China
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

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Mustard seeds

Top commodities:
Mustard seeds (whether or not broken)
Canada's rank:
1st largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
7% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$80.5 million
Top import markets:
Germany, France, Belgium
Top non-EU suppliers:
Canada, Ukraine, Russia
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta

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Oats

Top commodities:
Worked oat grains; Rolled or flaked oat grains; Oats (excluding seeds)
Canada's rank:
3rd largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
18% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$6.5 million
Top import markets:
United Kingdom, Greece, France
Top non-EU suppliers:
Ukraine, United States, Canada
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta

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Pet food

Top commodities:
Dog or Cat food
Canada's rank:
5th largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
17% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$1.2 billion
Top import markets:
Germany, Austria, Italy
Top non-EU suppliers:
Thailand, Switzerland, China
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Alberta, Ontario, Quebec

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Pulses

Top commodities:
Red adzuki beans; Shelled lentils; Shelled kidney beans
Canada's rank:
1st largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
7% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$930 million
Top import markets:
Italy, United Kingdom, Spain
Top non-EU suppliers:
Canada, United States, China
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba

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Salmon

Top commodities:
Frozen pacific salmon; Fresh or chilled salmon; Frozen Salmonidae
Canada's rank:
6th largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
20% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$9.5 billion
Top import markets:
Sweden, Denmark, France
Top non-EU suppliers:
Norway, Faroe Island, Chile
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

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Shrimp

Top commodities:
Shrimps and prawns; Frozen and cold water shrimps and prawns
Canada's rank:
7th largest non-EU supplier in 2016
Sector growth in the EU:
10% increase (2012-2016)
Market size:
Can$6.4 billion
Top import markets:
Spain, France, United Kingdom
Top non-EU suppliers:
Ecuador, India, Vietnam
Top Canadian suppliers to the EU:
Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Quebec

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