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Canadian Hog Processing Industry

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  CANADIAN PORK
PRODUCTION
1887-2015
('000 tonnes)
   
1987 1,122.8
1988 1,182.6
1989 1,177.2
1990 1,124.9
1991 1,096.2
1992 1,207.7
1993 1,194.3
1994 1,229.4
1995 1,275.8
1996 1,227.8
1997 1,256.7
1998 1,393.6
1999 1,563.9
2000 1,640.0
2001 1,731.1
2002 1,857.2
2003 1,880.7
2004 1,934.7
2005 1,918.5
2006 1,899.7
2007 1,906.7
2008 1,952.6
2009 1,950.1
2010 1,938.2
2011 1,975.3
2012 2,004.4
2013 1,981.5
2014 1,962.8
2015 2,064.3
Source: Statistics Canada

In recent years, the industry has restructured focusing on those facilities that have high speed kill and the latest technology, resulting in fewer, better focused, more modern cost effective plants.

The Canadian pork industry is competitive with state-of-the-art equipment and technology and has always been able to adapt to changing trade environments as proven by its long export tradition which goes back to the 19th Century.

Canada enjoys an excellent reputation for its pork products. It is based on its ability to provide pork which is lean, high yielding, wholesome and which meets buyers' exacting specifications. The Canadian pork industry is committed to be responsive to customers' needs and to build consumer satisfaction and enhanced loyalty.

Pork is one of the few meats that can be included in all meals of the day and over the years, the Canadian pork packers and processors have developed a very wide range of high quality pork products that can make of each meal a delightful experience.

  Table 1
VALUE OF THE MEAT PROCESSING INDUSTRY IN CANADA
Sales of goods manufactured - Shipments (dollars x 1,000)
1992-2016
  Red Meat animal slaughteringa
(excludes poultry)
Rendering and meat
processing from carcasses
1992   5,499,785   3,065,326
1993   5,609,790 3,613,554
1994   6,011,806   3,551,795
1995   6,149,696 3,545,769
1996   6,900,179 3,365,422
1997   7,509,754   3,585,730
1998   7,418,446   3,414,915
1999     8,750,398 3,594,711 
2000   9,607,587  3,746,717 
2001 10,270,706   4,44,915
2002   9,757,884  4,798,884 
2003   9,716,798 5,144,965 
2004 10,483,600   4,640,560
2005   10,346,650   4,513,527
2006 10,379,988   5,469,682
2007   10,196,743   5,608,979
2008   10,212,142   5,838,690
2009   10,914,857 6,501,551 
2010   11,764,174   6,903,993
2011   11,327,156 6,680,025 
2012   10,308,238   6,101,598
2013   10,615,828   5,778,217
2014   13,314,565   6,088,275
2015   13,379,985   5,887,874
2016 13,175,694    6,520,801
(Source: Statistiques Canada)


  Table 2
DEMAND AND PROTEIN DISAPPEARANCE BY SPECIES IN CANADA (kilograms per person, per year) 
   2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Pork  18 19 18 18 17 16 17 16 16 17
Beef 21.66 22 22 21 20 20 20 20 19 18
Veal 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mutton and lamb 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Chicken 31 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 31 32
Fowl 2 2 22 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
Turkey 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Fish 9 8 7 8 7 8 8 8 8 8
Eggs 11 1 12 11 12 12 12 13 13 1
Source:  Statistics canada CANSIM Table 002-011 food available in Canada

   
   
   
 
Table 3
NUMBER OF HOGS SLAUGHTERED IN FEDERALLY
INSPECTED ESTABLISHMENTS
BY PROVINCE - 1991-2010
  British Columbia
Alberta
Sasketchewan
Manitoba
Eastern Canada Canada-Total
1991 2,235,809 2,561,320 8,491,212 13,288,341
1992 2,571,611 2,889,184 8,824,284 14,285,079
1993 1,425,584 2,663,322 8,864,088 13,952,994
1994 2,451,671 2,864,840 8,881,678 14,198,189
1995 2,504,257 2,734,297 9,307,703 14,546,257
1996 2,323,903 2,609,404 9,033,269 14,047,576
1997 2,263,682 2,835,506 9,105,743 14,204,931
1998 1,612,239 3,706,650 10,253,147 15,572,036
1999  2,159,941 3,920,379 11,477,878 17,558,198
2000  2,138,444 4,732,427 11,535,316 18,406,187
2001 2,370,701 5,033,310 12,011,012 19,415,023
2002 2,787,834 5,377,968 12,637,123 20,802,925
2003 3,045,157  5,320,573 12,819,573 21,185,447
2004 3,270,422 5,330,427  13,147,520 21,748,369
2005 3,378,401 5,227,879   12,606,023 21,212,303
2006 3,499,592 4,977,364  12,236,025 20,712,981
2007 3,202,932 4,592,579  12,410,646 20,206,157
2008 3,008,659 4,698,162   12,956,643 20,663,464
2009 2,885,051  5,135,899  12,776,461  20,797,411
2010 2,928,030 5,211,881  12,152,394 20,292,305
2011 2,753,397 5,428,227  12,092,807 20,274,431 
2012 2,636,076  5,648,158 12,019,089  20,303,323 
2013  2,581,185 5,546,983  11,842,906  19,971,074 
2014 2,758,337  5,219,600  11,582,481  19,560,418 
2015 2,916,788  5,497,069  11,918,477  20,332,334 
2016  2,863,470 5,504,979  12,025,709  20,394,158 
         
Atlantic Provinces include New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland

(Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

  Table 4
AVERAGE WARM WEIGHTS
FOR FEDERALLY INPECTED PLANTS
1990-2016
  (KG)
1990 79.3
1991 79.6
1992 81.2
1993 81.7
1994 82.6
1995 84.1
1996 84.1
1997 84.9
1998 85.5
1999 86.4
2000 87.1
2001 87.5
2002 87.7
2003 87.6
2004 88.7
2005 89.8
2006 91.1
2007 93.7
2008 93.6
2009 93.1
2010 94.5
2011  96.5 
2012  97.8
2013  98.3
2014  99.4
2015 100.4 
2016 100.8 
   
(Source: Canada Food Inspection Agency)
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