Christmas trees... by the numbers

2016

Here are the facts on Christmas trees in Canada.

(Last updated: November 11, 2016)


Growth in revenue for Canadian Christmas tree growers

Cash receipts (current dollars) for fresh-cut Christmas trees increased in 2015.

  • $78.4 million — The value of farm cash receipts for Christmas trees in Canada in 2015, up 21.6% from $64.4 million in 2014.

Source: CANSIM, table 002-0001.


Christmas tree farms in Canada

Both the number of farms and the area devoted to growing Christmas trees declined from 2006 to 2011.

  • 2,381 — The number of farms that grew Christmas trees in Canada in 2011. According to the 2011 Census of Agriculture, this agricultural activity is concentrated in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick.
  • 22 hectares — The average area of land per farm allocated to growing Christmas trees in Quebec in 2011. Quebec's Christmas tree farms are, on average, the largest in Canada.

Source: CANSIM, table 004-0218.

See also: Thematic maps from the Census of Agriculture, Christmas tree area, 2011.

For more information on agriculture in Canada, see Statistics by subject, Agriculture, and the 2011 Census of Agriculture.

A new Census of Agriculture was taken in 2016 and its first release is scheduled for May 10, 2017.


Fresh-cut Christmas tree exports

Canada is a net exporter of fresh-cut Christmas trees.

  • $41.4 million — The value of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the rest of the world in 2015.
  • 1,719,735 — The number of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the rest of the world in 2015.
  • $36.7 million — The value of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the United States in 2015.
  • 1,634,249 — The number of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the United States in 2015.
  • $5.7 million — The value of fresh-cut Christmas trees imported from the United States to Canada in 2015.

Fresh-cut Christmas trees were also exported to:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Jamaica
  • Panama
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saint Maarten
  • Thailand
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Venezuela
Christmas tree exports, by province, 2015
Provinces Trees
number $
All provinces 1,719,735 41,437,668
Quebec 1,061,691 24,372,783
Nova Scotia 365,095 8,627,917
New Brunswick 266,669 7,903,090
Ontario 21,699 472,760
Saskatchewan 2,326 21,958
British Columbia 1,665 21,217
Prince Edward Island 590 17,943
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0
Manitoba 0 0
Alberta 0 0

Artificial Christmas tree imports

  • $65.2 million — The total value of artificial Christmas trees imported to Canada in 2015.
  • $64.4 million — The value of artificial Christmas trees imported to Canada from China in 2015.

Source: Statistics Canada, International Accounts and Trade Division.


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