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Canada: Pork exports saw significant growth in 2020

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Source:, 18 January 2021, photo credit: American Guest

Exports of Canadian pork and pork products saw a significant increase in the first 10 months of 2020.

Canadian pork and pork product exports increased by 21.9% in the first 10 months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, reaching $4.2 billion. China leads all export destinations, reaching $1.4 billion (+$945 million / +191.9%). Japan was the second leading destination for Canadian pork and pork product exports, reaching $1.2 billion (+$36.1 million / +3.1%), and the US was the third largest market, reaching $1 billion (+$14.9 million / +3.1%). Although a smaller market, a notable increase occurred in exports to Vietnam of +$36.6 million / +317.1%, reaching $48.2 million in the first ten months of 2020.

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