Infographic: Agricultural Snapshot

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  • The agriculture and agri-food sector generated over $108 billion for the Canadian economy.
    • close to 7% of our gross domestic product (GDP)
  • 1 in 8 jobs comes from our agriculture and agri-food sector, employing 2.2 million people in Canada.
  • We are the world’s 5th largest exporter and the total value of agricultural exports reached an all-time high, exceeding $60 billion.
  • The food and beverage processing industry was the largest of all manufacturing industries in the country, accounting for over 17% of manufacturing jobs.
  • The Canadian agriculture sector is strong and growing. Find out more at

Note: all data from 2015

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