The 2017 Data Booklet is here! Let’s break it down and let you in on all the secrets the Data Book contains!

So, what’s a Data Booklet? Every year, Chicken Farmers of Canada publishes a Chicken Data Booklet. This booklet has data ranging from its own sources and external sources such as Statistics Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canadian Boarder Services Agency, Global Affairs Canada, and even United-States Department of Agriculture. All in all, this booklet helps everyone understand the trends in our industry and compare and contrast on a yearly basis.

Who’s the booklet for? It’s mainly for chicken farmers, processors, further processors, retailers, restaurateurs, and a variety of other industry stakeholders. But you can even take a look at what it’s all about – you can find it on our website!

So what kind of stuff can I find in it? Here are some of the highlights from this year’s edition:

  • Per Capita Consumption of Chicken in 2016 was 32.5 kg, up 0.7 kg from the year prior.
  • Canadians consumed 13% more chicken in 2016 than they did in 2010.
  • Canada produced 1.148 billion kg of chicken in 2016.
  • Canada ranked 18th in the world for per capita consumption of chicken, and 17th for production.
  • There was a combined total of $2.3 billion in farm cash receipts for chicken in 2016.
  • In 2016, there were over 2,800 chicken producers in Canada.
  • Exports of chicken were 165 Mkg in 2016, down a 6.4% decrease from 2015.
  • Imports of chicken were 193 Mkg in 2016, a 10% decrease from 2015.

Want a copy of the booklet to find out more? You can download your copy here.