Organic Food

COABC - Statistics

BC Leads in the Organic Marketplace

Canada's organic market grew to $3.7 billion in 2012, with national sales of certified organic food and non-alcoholic beverages reaching $3 billion.  The value of the Canadian organic food market has tripled since 2006, far outpacing the growth rate of other agri-food sectors.  A diverse consumer base is driving the sector, with 58% of all Canadians buying organic products every week.

In BC, two-thirds of consumers—and over three-quarters of Vancouverites—are buying organic groceries weekly.  BC generated 23% of the value of the national organic food and beverage market with strong sales across distribution channels.

Read the entire study conducted by the Canada Organic Trade Association here.

Canadian Organic Statistics

The Canadian Organic Sector Trade Date and Retail Sales (2008) pdf

Canada - 2003 2004 2005

Please Note: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) funded the production of this report but takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data presented. AAFC is committed to working with our industry partners to increase public awareness of the importance of the agri-food industry to Canada

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