Canadian Agriculture's Productivity and Trade
Canada well-positioned for future export growth
2016 has been tough on globalization and world trade.
Widespread political instability, post-Brexit fallout and new emerging global competitors have raised important questions about European trade flows - questions that matter to Canadian agriculture and agri-food exporters. Yet despite global economic turmoil, 2016 remains positive for Canadian exporters.
Canadian Agriculture’s Productivity and Trade Report PDF (1.7 MB)assesses how Canada is performing in world agricultural trade. It suggests the production of a wide range of commodities and a combination of productivity and efficiency are key to maintaining Canada’s competitive position to supplying food to the world.
Download the full report PDF (1.7 MB)
For an even bigger picture of the impact of producitivity and trade in Canadian agriculture check out our report infographic.
Canada was the world’s 5th largest agriculture exporter in 2015
Exports are vital to Canadian agriculture. With a small population and a large land base, we need to export the food we can’t consume.
What you can do
A strong export market matters to Canadian farmers. You can benefit from export opportunities by:
- Being more efficient through technological and business innovation (decrease costs)
- Investing in your farm business to be more productive (increase output)
- Producing the commodities that importers want
- Providing the quality and traceability that importers require
Canadian agriculture is a trading powerhouse
Canada was ranked as the world’s fifth largest agriculture trader in 2015. That standing will help as the global economic and trade landscapes change.