RESEARCH & INFORMATION
Across Canada, over 210,000 – or 92% of - farmers are directly dependent on export markets; they either export their products or sell them domestically at prices set by international marketplaces.
Producers of export dependent commodities constitute a majority of farms in every province in Canada:
Across Canada, the sale of export dependent commodities accounts for $33.6 Billion or 80% of the annual farm gate receipts. In all provinces, including Ontario and Québec, sales of export dependent commodities represent a majority of the farm gate receipts.
CAFTA has engaged the George Morris Centre (GMC) to analyze the proposed modalities and to quantify the additional benefits that could potentially be available to Canadian agriculture and agri-food exporters. In carrying out this analysis, the GMC focused on the impacts of tariff reductions in terms of potential increases in product prices and export volumes.
The study has found that the benefits to Canada's export dependent farmers would be nearly $3 billion annually – through increased export volume and commodity prices.
Key Research Findings
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