2013 Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System

A biennial report from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the 2013 report provides an economic overview of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food system with the latest comprehensive annual data from 2011.

The 2013 report begins with a section drawing on data from the 2011 Census of Agriculture, describing primary agriculture in Canada. It also has a special section on the global context for agriculture in 2011. The report then provides a general picture of the economic contribution of the system to the Canadian economy, as measured by its share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment. This is followed by a snapshot of each segment of the system, starting downstream from consumers and food retail/wholesaling, and heading upstream to food and beverage processing, primary agriculture and farm input and service suppliers. The report concludes with a review of government expenditures in support of agriculture and agri-food, including international comparisons of government measures of support.

Earlier versions of the biennial report can be found here.

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