2017 Medium Term Outlook for Canadian Agriculture

About the Report

The Medium Term Outlook (MTO) provides a baseline projection of agricultural markets from 2016 to 2026. It is a forward-looking scenario based on current information and factors that influence international and Canadian agriculture and agri-food sectors.


  • The MTO projects the value of total agricultural and agri-food exports will continue to increase during the period between 2016 and 2026.
  • The crop sector is projected to see rising exports, led by oilseeds.
  • Continued expansion in the developing economies and a relatively low Canadian dollar are expected to help drive growth in Canada’s farm sector.
  • World grain prices are projected to rise slightly over the coming decade, as global demand for crops will slightly exceed production.
  • Relatively low feed costs will contribute to expansions in both the cattle and hog sectors.
  • Supply-managed commodity production is expected to grow, reflecting increases in per capita consumption and population.

Contact Us

To request a copy of the complete publication, please contact:

Departmental Publications Service
Telephone: 613-773-1444
Fax: 613-773-1498
E-mail: publications@agr.gc.ca

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