Hear about the resiliency of Canada’s agri-food industry and its importance in the Canadian economy from FCC Chief Agricultural Economist J.P. Gervais.
- In 2013, agri-food employed 280,000 people and contributed 1.7 per cent to GDP
- From 2004-13, Canadian secondary food exports increased at slower pace than value of imports from the U.S.
- Showing resiliency, the Canadian agri-food industry grew overall exports by 30 per cent since the 2009 financial crisis
- Trade agreements can help the competitiveness of Canada’s food processing industry