Consumption and prices in the dairy sector

Find information and reports on the availability of dairy products per capita in Canada including consumer price index, industrial price index and retail prices of dairy products.

Dairy products available in Canada

Explore reports and statistics on per capita food availability of dairy products in Canada.

Dairy products available in Canada (per person) (Table:32-10-0054-01)
Reports displays dairy product available in Canada annually (in kilos per person per year). Data available on an annual basis.
Milk and cream available in Canada (per person) (Table:32-10-0054-01)
Reports displays milk and cream available in Canada annually (in kilos per person per year). Data available on an annual basis.

Dairy prices and expenditures

Reports on Canadian consumer price index, industrial prices index and retails prices of dairy product.

Prices Index

Consumer Price Index, not seasonally adjusted (Statistics Canada) 
Monthly  (Table: 18-10-0004-01) / Annual (Table: 18-10-0005-01)
Indexes for major components and special aggregates of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit. Data are presented for the current month and previous four months. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
Industrial product price index, by product 
Monthly (Statistics Canada Table: 18-10-0266-01)
Industrial product price index (IPPI), by product by North American Product Classification System (NAPCS). Monthly data are available from January 1956. The table presents data for the most recent reference period and the last four periods. The base period for the index is (202001=100)

Retail prices of dairy products for Canada

Butter and margarine
Butter and margarine retail price - ($ / 454 grams)
Year Butter
price
Butter
% ±
Margarine
price
Margarine
% ±
Price gap
price
Price gap
% ±
2021 4.56 7.29% 3.91 9.52% 0.65 -4.41%
2020 4.25 7.87% 3.57 62.27% 0.68 -60.92%
2019 3.94 -5.06% 2.20 6.28% 1.74 -16.35
2018 4.15 -1.89% 2.07 1.97% 2.08 -5.45%
2017 4.23 1.93% 2.03 0.00% 2.20 3.77%
2016 4.15 2.93% 2.03 -3.84% 2.12 10.36%
2015 4.03 2.07% 2.11 0.05% 1.92 4.42%
2014 3.95 1.76% 2.11 -0.05% 1.84 3.90%
2013 3.88 0.04% 2.11 -1.35% 1.77 1.76%
2012 3.88 -0.26% 2.14 0.94% 1.74 -1.69%
2011 3.89 2.63% 2.12 3.11% 1.77 2.07%
2010 3.79 -2.55% 2.06 0.54% 1.73 -5.98%
2009 3.89 1.26% 2.05 9.84% 1.84 -6.81%
2008 3.84 1.31% 1.86 11.35% 1.98 -6.61%
2007 3.79 -0.67% 1.67 2.43% 2.12 -2.99%
2006 3.82 1.07% 1.63 2.51% 2.18 0.03%
Source: Nielsen MarketTrck - National x-Nfld GB+DR+MM

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Cheese
Retail cheese price - ($ / Kilogram) [1]
Year Maritimes Quebec Ontario Prairies British Columbia Canada
2021 Price 15.78 16.96 16.15 14.96 17.47 16.42
2021 % ± 6.69% 3.69% 4.12% 4.41% 4.27% 4.13%
2020 Price 14.80 16.36 15.51 14.32 16.76 15.77
2020 % ± 3.66% 3.52% 5.11% -1.48% 3.44% 4.16%
2019 Price 14.27 15.80 14.75 14.54 16.20 15.14
2019 % ± 3.90% 5.00% 2.10% 1.50% 3.20% 3.00%
2018 Price 13.74 15.05 14.45 14.33 15.70 14.70
2018 % ± 0.70% -0.20% 0.70% -1.50% -0.40% 0.10%
2017 Price 13.65 15.08 14.35 14.55 15.76 14.68
2017 % ± -1.70% 1.30% 0.80% 0.40% 0.30% 0.50%
2016 Price 13.88 14.89 14.23 14.49 15.72 14.61
2016 % ± 1.40% -0.50% 1.40% -0.20% 1.40% 0.50%
2015 Price 13.69 14.97 14.04 14.52 15.50 14.53
2015 % ± 2.90% 1.60% 3.70% 4.20% 3.80% 3.20%
2014 Price 13.30 14.74 13.54 13.94 14.94 14.09
2014 % ± 3.30% 1.40% 3.40% 1.60% 2.00% 2.20%
[1] Price includes prepackaged cheese and deli.
Note: in retail sales per year.
Source: Nielsen MarketTrck - National x-Nfld GB+DR+MM

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Liquid milk & cream
Retail total fluid milk price - ($/Liter)
Year Maritimes Quebec Ontario Prairies British Columbia Canada
2021 Price 1.90 2.06 1.56 1.50 1.55 1.68
2021 % ± 3.26% 4.04% 5.41% 2.04% 3.33% 4.35%
2020 Price 1.84 1.98 1.48 1.47 1.50 1.61
2020 % ± 2.22% 2.06% 2.07% 2.08% 1.35% 1.90%
2019 Price 1.80 1.94 1.45 1.44 1.48 1.58
2019 % ± 0.55% 2.88% 3.03% 0.14% 0.96% 2.43%
2018 Price 1.79 1.89 1.41 1.44 1.47 1.54
2018 % ± 0.09% 2.15% 2.44% 1.35% 1.13% 1.85%
Retail total liquid cream price - ($/Liter)
Year Maritimes Quebec Ontario Prairies British Columbia Canada
2021 Price 4.75 5.56 4.08 4.66 4.34 4.54
2021 % ± 1.71% 5.50% 4.62% 1.53% 2.12% 3.18%
2020 Price 4.67 5.27 3.90 4.59 4.25 4.40
2020 % ± 1.74% 2.13% 3.72% 4.56% 2.66% 3.29%
2019 Price 4.59 5.16 3.76 4.39 4.14 4.26
2019 % ± 2.11% 0.26% 1.10% 1.16% 1.50% 1.04%
2018 Price 4.50 5.15 3.72 4.34 4.08 4.22
2018 % ± 3.71% 0.71% 2.42% 4.54% 3.43% 2.68%
Source: Nielsen MarketTrck - National x-Nfld GB+DR+MM
52 Weeks Ended December 26, 2020

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Yogurt
Total refrigerated yogurt price - ($/Kilogram)
Year Maritimes Quebec Ontario Prairies British Columbia Canada
2021 Price 5.66 5.12 5.19 5.43 5.77 5.33
2021 % ± 5.99% 4.28% 4.64% 2.07% 3.22% 4.10%
2020 Price 5.34 4.91 4.96 5.32 5.59 5.12
2020 % ± 0.19% 2.08% 1.85% 0.57% 0.72% 1.39%
2019 Price 5.33 4.81 4.87 5.29 5.55 5.05
2019 % ± 0.73% 2.56% 0.32% -1.16% 0.69% 1.01%
2018 Price 5.29 4.69 4.85 5.35 5.51 5.00
2018 % ± 0.31% 0.48% -0.48% 0.78% 0.98% 0.19%
Source: Nielsen MarketTrck - National x-Nfld GB+DR+MM
52 Weeks Ended December 26, 2020

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