Red meat trade reports

Red meat trade balance

1 – Beef and veal

Trade Balance for Canadian Beef and Veal

Billions of dollars (CAD)
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 - Apr
 
Exports[1]
1.937 2.232 2.272 2.410 2.748 3.216 3.257 4.452 4.677 5.022 1.707
 
Imports
1.471 1.600 1.373 1.347 1.336 1.231 1.522 1.421 1.648 1.844 0.642
 
Trade Balance
0.466 0.632 0.899 1.063 1.412 1.986 1.735 3.031 3.029 3.178 1.065
Source: Statistics Canada; Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
2 – Pork

Trade Balance for Canadian Pork

Billions of dollars (CAD)
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 - Apr
 
Exports[1]
3.721 3.449 3.826 4.017 3.857 4.252 5.100 4.970 4.833 4.708 1.844
 
Imports
1.163 1.225 1.346 1.292 1.285 1.357 1.460 1.632 1.621 1.639 0.532
 
Trade Balance
2.557 2.224 2.480 2.726 2.572 2.895 3.639 3.337 3.211 3.068 1.312
Source: Statistics Canada; Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
 

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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

Live animal imports from the United States
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

Export of cattle and hogs to the United States

Number of head in millions
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
 
Cattle
1.04 1.24 0.83 0.77 0.64 0.63 0.72 0.67 0.64 0.75 0.73
 
Hogs
4.77 4.95 5.77 5.66 4.60 5.25 5.09 5.29 6.66 6.48 6.75
Source: Statistics Canada

 

 
Annual exports of livestock to the United States (number of head)
  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cattle for purebred breeding 3,210 3,343 3,635 7,486 8,778
Cattle for non-purebred breeding 2,003 2,666 2,113 1,807 2,587
Veal for feeding 8,868 12,727 22,254 28,006 50,157
Cattle for feeding 188,076 125,972 131,487 177,729 132,036
Fed cattle for slaughter (steers and heifers) 339,681 307,368 270,886 319,280 355,097
Non-fed cattle for slaughter (cows and bulls) 181,076 221,017 213,581 219,121 185,374
Cattle 722,914 673,093 643,956 753,429 734,029
Purebred swine 707 125 152 180 -
Other than purebred swine 5,093,538 5,287,341 6,661,593 6,482,545 6,745,346
Hogs 5,094,245 5,287,466 6,661,745 6,482,725 6,745,346
Sheep 11,862 10,434 22,969 31,163 19,459
Source: Statistics Canada; Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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.
 
Canadian red meat export percentages
This annual report displays the export percentages (of total volumes produced), of Canadian beef and pork (meat only) and beef/cattle and pork/hogs (meat and live animals).

Live animal exports

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.

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