Ontario agriculture and food statistics
Learn about statistics on crops, livestock and poultry, dairy, food and beverage, counties, farm finance, trade and more.
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Get data on production, harvested area, sales and prices for fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, honey and maple syrup in Ontario.
Get data on major field crop harvested areas, production, crop year and weekly price, and supply-disposition.
Get data on the number of cattle, hogs, sheep and poultry on Ontario farms. Includes supply and disposition tables, livestock and provincial meat plant slaughter prices.
Get data on production of dairy products, sales of milk and cream, milk shipments and dairy producers.
Get data on farm cash receipts and farm income for Ontario, government payments to farmers and farm cash receipts by county.
Get data on food manufacturing revenue and sales, production workers, food store and food service sales and food disappearance.
Get data on key economic indicators including Gross Domestic Product of the Ontario economy and agri-food sector, Consumer Price Index and employment.
Get data on the Ontario agri-food trade balance, commodity exports and imports and agri-food trade between Ontario and other countries.
Get data from the census of agriculture including number of farms, farm area, use of land and county level data.
Get agriculture, food and business profiles for regions, counties and townships in Ontario.
Information appearing in the Statistics area of the OMAFRA web site are compiled by the Statistics and Economics staff, to serve as the source of agriculture and food statistics for the province of Ontario. Data are prepared primarily by Statistics and Economics staff, in co-operation with the Agriculture Division of Statistics Canada and various government departments and farm marketing boards.
Data appearing here are derived from three major sources. First, most agriculture production statistics are collected from telephone, mail-in and enumerative surveys of farmers, with additional information supplied by government field officers, agribusiness personnel, and farm marketing boards. The second source is the Census of Agriculture which is conducted every five years. The Census serves as a "benchmark" for livestock inventory and crop area estimates as well as supplying a wealth of information on many other aspects of agriculture in this province (e.g. land use, farm types, value of sales). The third source of statistics is commonly termed administrative data. These data consist of complete or nearly complete counts of items such as exports, imports, and marketings of inspected or controlled commodities.
Symbols and abbreviations
The following standard symbols and abbreviations are used in the statistical tables:
|..||Figures not available|
|...||Figures not appropriate or applicable|
|-||Nil or zero|
|--||Amount too small to be expressed|
|x||Data suppressed due to confidentiality restrictions|
Questions, comments, or requests for additional information should be directed to the statistician responsible for the compilation of the table. To e-mail the statistician please click on their name.
Written enquiries may be addressed to:
Economic Analysis Unit
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Y2
Toll-free phone line: