The Retail Landscape of Canada 2017


Report Highlights: In 2016, Canada’s 36.2 million consumers generated US$397 billion (C$529.5 billion) in retail sales, representing a 3.5 percent increase from 2015. Food and beverage sales in Canada account for 17 percent of the retail landscape with 2016 sales valued at US$86 billion (C$115 billion). This report provides an overview of the Canadian retail food sector for U.S. food producers that are exploring opportunities to export their products to Canada. In 2016, U.S. agricultural exports surpassed $20 billion to Canada, with $16 billion or nearly 80% comprised of high-value consumer food products (HVP). Canada accounts for over one-fourth of all U.S. HVP food exports, double the value of the second leading market, Mexico, or equal to the combined Asian markets of Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, and Taiwan. The report does not include information on alcoholic beverages.

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