Canadian Poultry and Egg Statistics - July to Sept 2008

By Statistics Canada - This publication provides data on the production, supply and disposition and value of Canadian poultry meat and eggs for the third quarter of 2008 as well as annual figures for 2007.
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Value of poultry products increases

  • The value of poultry products totalled $2.8 billion in 2007, a 10.6% increase from 2006. Sales of poultry meat, including turkey, showed an increase of 13.3% with a total value of $2.1 billion. The value of egg sales increased 3.9% from 2006 to stand at $762.5 million.
  • Canadian farmers produced 1.2 million tonnes of poultry meat in 2007, virtually unchanged from 2006. Chicken, including stewing hens, accounts for 86% of all poultry meat produced. It increased 3.3% from year-ago levels. Turkey production stood at 169,000 tonnes in 2007, an increase of 3.4% from 2006.
  • The quantity of poultry available for consumption has continued to increase over recent years, reaching 13.4 kilograms per person in 2007, a slight increase of 0.3% from last year and well above the 11.7 kilograms available for consumption per person ten years ago. The introduction of varied and readily available easy-to-prepare and ready-to-eat poultry products appeals to the time conscious consumer and has contributed to poultry's on-going popularity.

Egg production decreases in 2007

  • Egg production in 2007, at 577.4 million dozen, showed a slight decrease of 0.5% from 2006.
  • During the first 9 months of 2008, egg production totalled 433.3 million dozen, a slight increase of 0.1% from the same period in 2007.
  • The annual quantity of eggs available for consumption has declined following 2 years of increases and was pegged at 11.5 dozen per person in 2007, 4.7% less than 2006. However, the recent sustained growth in eggs available for consumption can be attributed to the publicity surrounding the nutritional benefits of eggs, the increased use of eggs by the food service sector, the growing popularity of value added products and the expanded use and availability of processed egg products.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

Further Reading

- Go to the previous report, which includes charts on the production and consumption of eggs and poultry meat in Canada by clicking here.

December 2008
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