Ontario's agri-food exports up 5.4% year-over-year to nearly C$10B in 2011, agriculture ministry says; province accounts for 22% of Canada's agri-food exports

Andrew Rogers

Andrew Rogers

Apr 16, 2012 – Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

GUELPH, Ontario , April 16, 2012 (press release) – Ontario agri-food exports hit a record high of nearly $10 billion in 2011, helping to strengthen the economy and create jobs for farmers and families.

Ontario is home to Canada's largest food processing sector, accounting for 3,000 businesses that employ 100,000 people across the province. Ontario exports value-added products from artisan breads to canned organic tomatoes and all natural fruit snacks to the U.S., Asia and Europe.

Helping small and medium sized food processing companies export their goods and link to international buyers is part of the McGuinty government's strong plan for jobs and growth that will help protect the gains Ontario has made in health care and education.
QUICK FACTS


Ontario agri-food exports increased 5.4 per cent over the previous year.
Ontario accounts for 22 per cent of Canada's agri-food exports.
The U.S., Asia and Europe are the top destinations for Ontario food exports.

* All content is copyrighted by Industry Intelligence, or the original respective author or source. You may not recirculate, redistrubte or publish the analysis and presentation included in the service without Industry Intelligence's prior written consent. Please review our terms of use.

Share:

About Us

We deliver market news & information relevant to your business.

We monitor all your market drivers.

We aggregate, curate, filter and map your specific needs.

We deliver the right information to the right person at the right time.

Our Contacts

1990 S Bundy Dr. Suite #380,
Los Angeles, CA 90025 795

+1 (310) 558 0008
+1 (310) 558 0080 (FAX)

About Cookies On This Site

We collect data, including through use of cookies and similar technology ("cookies") that enchance the online experience. By clicking "I agree", you agree to our cookies, agree to bound by our Terms of Use, and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. For more information on our data practices and how to exercise your privacy rights, please see our Privacy Policy.