What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

Canada: Poultry market

Gain report: CA2021-0048 7 September, 2021

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Canada projects moderate production growth for 2022, with chicken meat production forecast to reach 1.4 million metric tons (MMT). FAS/Canada estimates 2021 chicken meat production at 1.36 MMT. In addition to strong chicken sales at retail, the quick-service restaurant channel has shown a robust recovery and became the driver behind growth in food service activity following the significant decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and restrictions. Production is tightly controlled through a quota system.
FAS/Canada projects per capita chicken meat consumption to reach 38.2 kg in 2021, and further forecasts an increase in 2022 to 38.7 kg. Total chicken meat consumption in Canada has tripled over the last 35 years, due in part to the country’s steady population growth from 24.5 million in 1980 to roughly 38.3 million in 2021, which represents a more than 56 percent increase.