Red meat trade reports

This section provides information on Canadian trade of beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, goat, bison, horsemeat, along with other sectoral reports and links.

Red meat trade balance

1 – Beef and veal
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Trade balance for Canadian beef and veal (in millions of dollars)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 - April
Exports [1] 1,353 1,261 1,422 1,329 1,209 1,327 1,937 2,232 2,272 2,410 2,748 3,216 3,257 4,453 1,530
Imports 887 904 901 1,170 1,369 1,394 1,471 1,600 1,373 1,347 1,336 1,231 1,522 1,421 516
Trade balance 466 357 521 159 (160) (67) 466 632 899 1,063 1,412 1,986 1,735 3,031 1,014
[1] Domestic exports only (excludes re-exports)
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
 
Trade balance for Canadian beef and veal (cdn dollars)
  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 - April
Exports [1] 2,748,008,983 3,216,204,203 3,257,259,479 4,452,540,891 1,529,824,570
Imports 1,336,347,590 1,230,628,618 1,521,779,609 1,421,372,271 515,753,293
Trade balance 1,411,661,393 1,985,575,585 1,735,479,870 3,031,168,620 1,014,071,277
[1] Domestic exports only (excludes re-exports)
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
2 – Pork
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Trade balance for Canadian pork (in millions of dollars)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 - April
Exports [1] 2,736 2,602 2,768 3,206 3,199 3,194 3,721 3,449 3,826 4,017 3,857 4,252 5,100 4,962 1,609
Imports 644 647 709 821 969 982 1,163 1,225 1,346 1,292 1,285 1,357 1,460 1,632 506
Trade balance 2,092 1,955 2,059 2,385 2,230 2,212 2,557 2,224 2,480 2,726 2,572 2,895 3,640 3,329 1,102
[1] Domestic exports only (excludes re-exports)
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
 
Trade balance for Canadian pork (cdn dollars)
  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 - April
Exports [1] 3,857,427,855 4,251,817,888 5,099,948,352 4,961,692,432 1,608,861,258
Imports 1,285,316,817 1,356,843,731 1,460,109,938 1,632,333,264 506,432,492
Trade balance 2,572,111,038 2,894,974,157 3,639,838,414 3,329,359,168 1,102,428,766
[1] Domestic exports only (excludes re-exports)
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
 

Trade data links:

Red meat and livestock imports

Red meat imports

Dynamic reports displaying imports of selected commodity: beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, goat, bison, horsemeat. Data is updated weekly, revisions are continuous.

Live animal imports from the United States (annual)

This annual report displays imports of livestock (cattle, hogs, sheep/lamb) from the United States to destination provinces for the month/year.

Red meat and livestock exports

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Export of cattle and hogs to the United States
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cattle 1.06 1.06 0.69 0.81 1.04 1.24 0.83 0.77 0.64 0.63 0.72 0.67 0.65
Hogs 6.36 5.75 5.79 5.66 4.77 4.95 5.77 5.66 5.60 5.25 5.09 5.29 6.66
Source: Statistics Canada
Annual exports of livestock to the United States (number of head)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cattle for purebred breeding 3,716 2,821 3,756 3,210 3,343 3,635
Cattle for non-purebred breeding 3,485 2,401 2,802 2,003 2,666 2,113
Calves for feeding 5,404 10,112 11,494 8,868 12,727 24,795
Cattle for feeding 206,440 135,761 197,872 188,076 126,002 131,767
Fed cattle for slaughter (steers and heifers) 330,468 336,386 239,317 339,681 307,368 270,886
Non-fed cattle for slaughter (cows and bulls) 215,852 152,958 175,527 181,076 221,017 213,677
Cattle 765,365 640,439 630,768 722,914 673,123 646,873
Purebred swine 159 - 1,854 707 125 962
Other than purebred swine 5,656,975 5,596,993 5,246,810 5,093,538 5,287,341 6,661,646
Hogs 5,657,134 5,596,993 5,248,664 5,094,245 5,287,466 6,662,608
Sheep 14,272 5,651 5,745 11,862 10,065 22,969
Source: Statistics Canada
Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
 

Live animal exports

Live animal exports to the United States Week-to-date / Monthly / Annual
Dynamic reports displaying exports of livestock (cattle, hogs, sheep/lamb, horses) to the United States through US ports of entry for the week/month/year. Data lags 2 weeks and revisions are monthly.

Red meat exports

Exports by month – year-to-date cumulative (beef, veal and pork)
Reports display value and volume of total Canadian beef, veal and pork exports by month, with annual subtotals. Data is updated monthly, revisions are continuous.
Exports by country – year-to-date cumulative (beef, veal and pork)
Reports display value and volume of total Canadian beef, veal and pork exports by country with year-to-date cumulative. Data is updated monthly, revisions are continuous.

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