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Food availability, 2016

Released: 2017-05-30

Total fresh fruit available, including citrus, rose 0.9% to 77.5 kilograms per person in 2016 and was up 6.1% from 2006.

Fresh vegetables available for consumption, excluding potatoes, decreased from 74.7 kilograms per person in 2015 to 72.4 kilograms in 2016.

The amount of total milk available for consumption decreased 1.9% from 2015 to 69.5 kilolitres per person in 2016 and was down 16.8% from 83.6 kilolitres per person in 2006.

Red meat available for consumption continued to decline, reaching 36.2 kilograms per person in 2016. This was down 5.1% from 2015 and 15.5% lower compared with 2006 (42.8 kilograms per person).

The availability of poultry for consumption edged up from 39.1 kilograms per person in 2015 to 39.9 kilograms in 2016 and was 7.2% higher than in 2006.

  Note to readers

Data on food availability per person for selected products and on the supply and disposition of these products are now available for 2016.

Data presented in this release are compiled from a wide variety of sources, both survey and administrative, from within Statistics Canada, as well as from other sources, including provincial and federal government departments, growers' associations and marketing boards.

The food availability data series is the result of a partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Statistics Canada.

Contact information

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