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    Profil sectoriel de l’industrie horticole au Québec, édition 2020

    Notice of release

    Québec, December 8, 2020. – In 2019, Québec horticulture receipts totalled $1.4 billion, a 4.9% increase from 2018. This information comes from the Profil sectoriel de l’industrie horticole au Québec, édition 2020, which was released today. This publication, covering the years 2016–2019, was prepared jointly by the Institut de la statistique du Québec and the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec.


    In Québec

    • Between 2016 and 2019, receipts for several crops increased:
      • Vegetables: +13.2%
      • Potatoes: +15.3%
      • Fresh fruit (includes berries and tree fruits): +3.1%
      • Ornamental horticulture: +15.0%
      • Christmas trees: +77.4%
    • Since 2017, greenhouse vegetable market receipts have increased by an average of 6.0% annually. The area used for growing the main greenhouse vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and peppers) has increased by 7.5% to 112.3 hectares.

    In Canada

    • In 2019, horticultural crops in the country generated $7.9 billion in receipts (+3.0% from 2018). Three provinces accounted for 79.0% of Canadian receipts:
      • Ontario: 40.7%
      • British Columbia: 20.4%
      • Québec: 18.2%

    In addition to data on market receipts, the publication Profil horticole contains a wealth of relevant statistics on the horticultural sector, such as the number of farms, areas planted and harvested, quantities produced and sold, warehousing and storage, consumption, and international trade. The publication covers all horticultural crops and provides comparisons with the other provinces and Canada as a whole.

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